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He was trained to follow orders. He became a hero by defying them.

Mar 07,2003

Hollywood Movies | Drama | Action | War

Ratings: 6.4 / 10 from

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Length: 121 Minute(s)
Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their conscience and protect a group of innocent refugees. When the democratic government of Nigeria collapses and the country is taken over by a ruthless military dictator, Waters, a fiercely loyal and hardened veteran is dispatched on a routine mission to retrieve a Doctors Without Borders physician.
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nudity A womans breasts are briefly exposed while a man is trying to rape her. (Bruce Willis shoots the person in the back before anything happens)
violence 8/10 The film starts with real life news reel footage of the war in Nigeria, someone is seen getting shot during this footage. During scenes set inside a Nigerian hospital a patient is seen without a lower leg and a bloody bandage wrapped around the wound. Several more injured patients are seen as well as a sequence set inside the operating theatre where the doctors have blood stains on their clothes. Lieutenant Waters (Bruce Willis) is seen to slit a rebel soldiers throat with an army knife, he is then shown to wipe the blood from the blade on his thigh. A priest is made to kneel on the floor by rebel soldiers, one holds a machete high in the air and then brings it down. Although it is not seen the sequence implies that the priest was decapitated. Several Nigerian villagers are seen to be shot by rebel soldiers. Several rebel soldiers are shot by an American sniper. A pile of Nigerian villagers bodies are seen. The American special-ops team raid the village and kill all the rebel soldiers including: breaking ones neck, and one is shot in the shoulder and then stabbed in the stomach. Lieutenant Waters has his arm cut by a rebel soldier with a machete. A man is shot trying to escape through the jungle, he is then seen lying on the ground dying with blood on his chest and neck. A member of the American special-ops team is shot in the shoulder by an enemy sniper. A big gun battle erupts, many explosions happen and many rebel soldiers are shot although none graphically. One of the American special-ops team is shot in the stomach and a large wound gushing blood is breifly shown. An American special-ops team member and a Nigerian refugee try to escape rebel soldiers but are outnumbered and shot dead. Lieutenant Waters is shot in the leg. American fighter planes drop bombs on the rebel soldiers and turn them into toast, they are seen and heard screaming as the bombs land. The surviving special-ops team members all have extensive injuries and bloody facial wounds as they take off to safety.
profanity Frequent use of the S-word (4 S-words) and a handful of uses of the F-word (28 F-words to be exact).
alcohol None.
frightening Tears of the Sun deals with the civil war in Nigeria and features scenes of ethnic cleansing , war atrocities and a brief execution.

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