Tears of the Sun

Tears of the Sun (2003)

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

  • Genre: Action, Drama, War
  • Release Date: 2003-03-07
  • User Rating: 6.5/10 from 1016 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 1min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Columbia Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
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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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  • Bruce Willis

    as Lieutenant A.K. Waters
  • Monica Bellucci

    as Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks
  • Cole Hauser

    as James 'Red' Atkins
  • Eamonn Walker

    as Ellis 'Zee' Pettigrew
  • Johnny Messner

    as Kelly Lake
  • Nick Chinlund

    as Michael 'Slo' Slowenski
  • Charles Ingram

    as Demetrius 'Silk' Owens
  • Paul Francis

    as Danny 'Doc' Kelley
  • Chad Smith

    as Jason 'Flea' Mabry
  • Tom Skerritt

    as Captain Bill Rhodes
  • Malick Bowens

    as Colonel Idris Sadick
  • Awaovieyi Agie

    as Musa
  • Akosua Busia

    as Patience
  • Ida Onyango

    as Lasana
  • Benjamin Ochieng

    as Colonel Emanuel Okeze
  • Kanayo Chiemelu

    as General Mustafa Yakubu
  • Hadar Busia-Singleton

    as Amaka
  • Fabrice Yahve Habimana Jr.

    as Bujo
  • Sammi Rotibi

    as Arthur Azuka
  • Jimmy Jean-Louis

    as Gideon
  • Fionnula Flanagan

    as Sister Grace
  • Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy

    as Sister Siobhan
  • Pierrino Mascarino

    as Father Gianni
  • Peter Mensah

    as Terwase
  • Howard Mungo

    as President Samuel Azuka
  • Cle Shaheed Sloan

    as Mission Rebel
  • Allison Dean

    as Rape Victim
  • Rodney Charles

    as Christopher Marwa
  • Jewel McDonald

    as Village Woman
  • Harry Van Gorkum

    as Carrier Reporter
  • Michael Clossin

    as Rhodes' Aide
Directing Antoine Fuqua Director
Writing Alex Lasker Screenplay
Writing Patrick Cirillo Screenplay
Production Ian Bryce Producer
Production Mike Lobell Producer
Production Arnold Rifkin Producer
Production Joe Roth Executive Producer
Sound Lisa Gerrard Original Music Composer
Camera Mauro Fiore Director of Photography
Editing Conrad Buff IV Editor
Editing Christopher Holmes Editor
Camera Stuart Abramson Key Grip
Production Mary Vernieu Casting
Art Naomi Shohan Production Design
Art David Lazan Art Direction
Art Larry Dias Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Marlene Stewart Costume Design
Costume & Make-Up Mark Peterson Costume Supervisor
Camera Steven J. Winslow Camera Technician
Costume & Make-Up John Blake Makeup Department Head
Art Ronald S. Baratie Greensman
Art Jason Bedig Leadman
Art Melody Bishop Art Department Coordinator
Art Robert Fechtman Assistant Art Director
Art Joe Ondrejko Construction Coordinator
Art Isaia Robins Greensman
Art Charisse Cardenas Set Designer
Art Gary Diamond Set Designer
Art Barbara Mesney Set Designer
Art Domenic Silvestri Set Designer
Art Steven Schwartz Assistant Art Director
Sound Michael Herbick Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Daniel J. Leahy Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Steve Pederson Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound George Simpson Supervising Sound Editor
Sound Marvin E. Lewis Boom Operator
Sound Ken J. Johnson Sound Effects Editor
Visual Effects Scott Farrar Visual Effects Supervisor
Crew Lars Jensvold Visual Effects Editor
Visual Effects Denise Ream Visual Effects Producer
Crew Phil Neilson Stunt Coordinator
Camera Frank Masi Still Photographer
Camera Maurice K. McGuire Camera Operator
Camera Douglas Olivares Camera Operator
Costume & Make-Up Lori Harris Set Costumer
Sound Slamm Andrews Music Editor
Crew Randy Peters Transportation Coordinator
Crew Maguy R. Cohen Translator
Crew Rhona Gordon Studio Teachers
Directing Mary Anne Seward Script Supervisor
Sound Hans Zimmer Original Music Composer
Lighting Michael Bauman Gaffer
Production Stephen J. Eads Associate Producer
Production Heidi Fugeman Associate Producer
Production Steven P. Saeta Co-Producer
Production Cathy Schulman Associate Producer
Costume & Make-Up Toby Bronson Key Set Costumer
Art Heather Hudson Art Department Assistant
Art Guy Belegaud Construction Foreman
Camera Dan Moore Additional Photography
Camera Gary Katsuya Ushino First Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Erma Kent Hairstylist
Costume & Make-Up Kenneth Walker Key Hair Stylist
Costume & Make-Up Leslie Devlin Makeup Artist
Crew Mike Cunningham Armorer
Crew Kelly Loo Driver
Crew Chantal Boom'la Makeup Effects
Crew Susan E. Novick Post Production Supervisor
Crew Scott Ejercito Projection
Crew Brett Phillips Propmaker
Crew Steena Petersen Security
Crew Jonas C. Matz Set Medic
Crew Sheree Greco Set Production Assistant
Crew John Charles Software Engineer
Crew Kym Stys Stand In
Crew Layla Alexander Stunts
Crew Irish Barber Transportation Captain
Crew Bob Wachs Transportation Co-Captain
Production Steven P. Saeta Unit Production Manager
Crew Ernie Malik Unit Publicist
Crew Josef Cannon Utility Stunts
Editing Jim Passon Color Timer
Editing Carole A. Kenneally First Assistant Editor
Lighting Michael Tolochko Best Boy Electric
Lighting Kevin Brown Electrician
Lighting Charlie McIntyre Rigging Gaffer
Lighting Armen Gharagozian Rigging Grip
Production Shalimar Reodica Casting Associate
Production Daniel R. Chavez Executive In Charge Of Post Production
Production Liz Matthews Location Manager
Production Denise Morgan McGrath Production Accountant
Production Mitchell Bell Production Coordinator
Production Amina Allean Dieye Researcher
Sound Bruce Fowler Orchestrator
Sound Willie D. Burton Production Sound Mixer
Sound Malcolm Luker Scoring Mixer
Sound Ken J. Johnson Sound Designer
Visual Effects Tory Mercer Digital Compositors
Visual Effects John Frazier Special Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects David M. Gray Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Patrick Phillips Visual Effects
Art Russell Maki Set Dresser
Costume & Make-Up Cathie Valdovino Tailor
Directing K.C. Hodenfield First Assistant Director
Sound Mary Andrews ADR Editor
Sound Elizabeth Kenton ADR Supervisor
Sound Oscar Mitt Assistant Sound Editor
Art Melissa Feinberg Assistant Property Master
Camera Larry Blanford Aerial Director of Photography
Camera Seth Greenwald Dolly Grip
Camera Alan Mozo Grip
Costume & Make-Up Rebeka L. Roberts Ager/Dyer
Costume & Make-Up Holly Davis Key Costumer
Costume & Make-Up Richard Snell Key Makeup Artist
Costume & Make-Up Douglas Noe Prosthetic Makeup Artist
Crew Randy Peters Aerial Coordinator
Crew Thomas L. Gunderson Animal Coordinator
Crew David Paris Pilot
Directing Jeff Okabayashi Second Assistant Director
Editing Mo Henry Negative Cutter
Lighting Kelly Clear Chief Lighting Technician
Production Barbara Harris ADR Voice Casting
Production Susan Ehrhart Assistant Production Coordinator
Production Beanie Barnes Casting Assistant
Sound Mike Chock Foley Editor
Sound Hugh Marsh Musician
Sound Matthias Weber Music Programmer
Sound Harrison White Playback Singer
Sound Bob Badami Supervising Music Editor
Crew Jim Dooley Additional Music
Sound Susan Dudeck Dialogue Editor
Sound Curt Schulkey Dialogue Editor
Sound Hugo Weng Dialogue Editor
Art Eric J. Bates Property Master
Art David H. Allen Property Master
Directing Phil Neilson Second Unit Director
Sound Sean Landeros Sound Recordist
Camera Tyler Allison Assistant Camera
Costume & Make-Up Nancy Collini Costumer
Directing Giselle Gurza Additional Second Assistant Director
Directing Paula Case Second Second Assistant Director
Art Shannon Hart Assistant Decorator
Art Jason Sweers Graphic Designer
Art Jim Magdaleno Storyboard Artist
Sound Howard London ADR Mixer
Sound Josephine Nericcio First Assistant Sound Editor
Sound John Joseph Thomas Foley Supervisor
Sound Lisa Gerrard Vocals
Crew Archie Ahuna Special Effects Technician
Crew Charles Grisham Stunt Double
Camera Robert Baek Additional Second Assistant Camera
Camera Ken Bazal Second Assistant Camera
Editing Jennifer Calbi Assistant Editor
Production Brad Bell Assistant Location Manager
Production Norman Kali Location Assistant
Sound Bruce Fowler Conductor
Production Anne Marie Wilson Art Department Production Assistant
Production Joseph K. Borrelli Assistant Accountant
Lighting Simone Perusse Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Production Deedra Ricketts Extras Casting
Production K.D. Smith Extras Casting Assistant
Production Kira Burns Extras Casting Coordinator
Production Noelle Coughlan First Assistant Accountant
Crew John Armstrong Generator Operator
Crew Adam Howell Intern
Production David Krudis Payroll Accountant
Production Doug Carter Production Assistant
Production Scott Hanson Production Secretary
Production Eileen M. Dennis Second Assistant Accountant
Crew Harry Humphries Technical Advisor
Production Sissy Grover Travel Coordinator