On November 14, 1965 in the Ia Drang Valley of Vietnam, in a small clearing called Landing Zone X-Ray, Lt. Col. Hal Moore (Mel Gibson) and 400 young fathers, husbands, brothers, and sons—all troopers from the U.S. 7th “Air” Cavalry were surrounded by 2,000 enemy soldiers. The ensuing battle was one of the most savage in U.S. history. We Were Soldiers is a tribute to the nobility of those men under fire, their common acts of uncommon valor, and their loyalty to and love for one another. Starring alongside Gibson are Madeleine Stowe, Sam Elliott, Academy Award nominee Greg Kinnear, Chris Klein, Golden Globe winner Keri Russell, and Barry Pepper.
Written for the Screen and Directed by Randall Wallace
Produced by Bruce Davey, Steve McEveety, and Randall Wallace
Based on the New York Times Bestseller We Were Soldiers Once… And Young by Lt. Gen. Harold G. Moore (Ret.) and Joseph L. Galloway
Production Companies: Icon Entertainment and Wallace (at the time Wheelhouse) Entertainment
Distributed by Paramount Pictures