This powerful war drama is based on the true story of one man's fight to survive. Gene Hackman is Lt. Colonel Hambelton, a weapons expert shot down in Vietnam. Lacking the skills to survive in the heavy bush and surrounded by the enemy, Hambelton must useall his wits in order to avoid being taken prisoner or killed. Danny Glover plays pilot Captain Bartholomew Clark, who helps Hambelton via radio in a race against time against both the approaching enemy and a planned U.S. bombing of the area where Hambelton is stranded.