We Were Soldiers

Opening Date:

March 1, 2002


Mel Gibson, Greg Kinnear, Keri Russell, Chris Klein, Barry Pepper


Randall Wallace



Run Time:

2 hr. 17 min.

MPAA Rating:

R for sustained sequences of graphic war violence, and for language


A fact-based tale of men under fire, their common acts of uncommon valor, and their loyalty to and love for one another during one of the most savage military battles in U.S. history. On November 14, 1965, in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, in a small clearing called Landing Zone X-Ray, Lieutenant Colonel Hal Moore and 400 troopers from the U.S. 7th Air Cavalry are surrounded by 2000 enemy soldiers in what would become the first, and perhaps the worst, major battle of the Vietnam War.