• Fri. Mar 31st, 2023

“Tears of the Sun” is a 2003 action drama film directed by and starring , , and . The movie tells the story of a team of U.S. Navy SEALs who are sent on a mission to Nigeria to evacuate a doctor, Fiore Kendricks (), from a village in the middle of a civil war.

As the SEAL team arrives in the village, they discover that the situation is far more complex than they were initially led to believe. refuses to leave without her patients, and the SEAL team soon finds themselves escorting a group of refugees through the jungle, pursued by rebel forces.

The leader of the SEAL team, Lieutenant A.K. Waters (), begins to question his orders and his loyalty to his country as he witnesses the suffering of the Nigerian people and becomes increasingly attached to the refugees under his protection. Waters faces a difficult decision when he learns that is the wife of a prominent doctor who is being targeted by the rebels.

As the SEAL team and the refugees face numerous challenges and dangers along the way, Waters must decide whether to follow his orders and leave and the refugees behind, or risk everything to protect them.

“Tears of the Sun” was praised for its realistic portrayal of the Nigerian civil war and its sensitive treatment of the humanitarian issues involved. The film also received critical acclaim for the performances of its cast, particularly , who was praised for his nuanced portrayal of Lieutenant Waters. The movie was a box office success and is considered a standout in the genre of military action films.

Directed by ,
Produced by Ian Bryce
Mike Lobell
Arnold Rifkin
Written by Alex Lasker
Patrick Cirillo
Starring ,
Music by Hans Zimmer
Cinematography Mauro Fiore
Edited by Conrad Buff
Columbia Pictures
Revolution Studios
Cheyenne Enterprises
Distributed by Sony Pictures Releasing
Release date March 7, 2003
Running time 121 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget $100.5 million
Box office $86.5 million

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