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From documentary filmmakers Frieda Mock and Terry Sanders, Academy Award winners in 1995 for Maya Lin: A Strong, Clear Vision, comes last year's Oscar nominee, Return With Honor. The posters would lead you to believe that Tom Hanks is in the film, but he's not -- he simply wanted to see the film get wide distribution, put some money behind its release and thus became its official sponsor. Return With Honor documents the experiences of American flyers shot down and imprisoned in the infamous Hanoi Hilton prison camp, some of them for as long as six years. Previously unseen footage of Vietnam and a clear focus on the soldiers' experiences free this film from what could easily have become another discussion of the validity of U.S. involvement in Southeast Asia. This film is about those soldiers who returned to less than fanfare following excruciating imprisonment, and what it took for them to endure.

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