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Faith of My Fathers (2005)

PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, War | TV Movie 30 May 2005
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The story of John McCain's experience as a Vietnam War POW. Based on the memoir of the same title.

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Peter Markle

Writers:

Peter Markle (teleplay), William Bingham (teleplay) | 2 more credits »
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Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Shawn Hatosy ... John McCain
Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Cat
Joe Chrest ... Craner
Chi Muoi Lo ... Prick
Troy Ruptash ... Bud Day
Shea Whigham ... Norris Overly
Jason Alan Smith ... Charles larson
Scott Glenn ... Jack McCain
Brian F. Durkin ... Henry Witt
Michael Arata ... Captain Hart
Nick Gomez ... Becker
Douglas M. Griffin ... Sailor
Brian Bossetta ... Hanging POW
Robert Heath Hickman Robert Heath Hickman ... Doug McCain
J.D. Evermore ... Commander James Latimer
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Storyline

John McCain is a poor student, except at wrestling, but toughs it out in Annapolis at the US Naval Academy with the goal of becoming a career naval officer like his father and grandfather, who were both admirals. Love at first sight leads to a marriage and children with Carole. During the Vietnam War, he's shot down and captured by the Vietcong, who torture American POWs. He resists years of torture and misery, only breaking once due to his busted limbs, and eventually returning home after five and one half years in captivity. Written by KGF Vissers

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John McCain's father gave him the courage to be a soldier. Five years as a POW gave him the courage to be a hero.

Genres:

Biography | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for intense depiction of wartime imprisonment and brief sexual content | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 May 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I istoria tou John McCain See more »

Filming Locations:

New Orleans, Louisiana, USA

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Technical Specs

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Jack McCain is played by Scott Glenn. In the film Game Change (2012), John McCain is played by Ed Harris. Glenn and Harris appeared together in The Right Stuff (1983), and have both played Sheriff Alan Pangborn in Castle Rock (2018) and Needful Things (1993). See more »

Goofs

Carol McCain suffered a near fatal car accident during John's captivity that rendered her unable to walk without crutches, and deformed from her surgery. Though Carol's accident is mentioned in the book, the movie ignores it completely, so when Carol and John reunite she is in perfect physical condition. They're even shown dancing together. See more »

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All Along The Watchtower
Written by Bob Dylan
Performed by Jimi Hendrix
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I liked the movie, however..........
31 May 2005 | by Gornt002See all my reviews

I wasn't surprised but yet surprised by the treatment that Senator McCain received during his 5 yrs as POW. I thought the movie was rather moving in the fact on how the military can prepare ones own mentality to "hold on" to survival and to fight that of brainwashing tactics. I was surprised however to question why the Vietnamese just didn't shoot him and the rest of the POW's......why didn't he leave when given a chance? I believe that there should have been more movies out like this shortly after they ended "the conflict" to show the American people more in-depth of the treatment of our herons. With this said, it would of, I believe, been more opened, understanding and welcoming arms reached out to our herons coming home. I thank everyone of them every day in prayer :-)


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