Ostensibly an ode to the brave Americans who suffered torture at the hands of the North Vietnamese behind the walls of Hanoi's dreaded Hoa Lo Prison, better known as the Hanoi Hilton, this film is really blatant right-wing propaganda loaded with a stunning amount of racial and political
stereotypes. Set in the prison from 1964 to 1975, the story concerns a group of mostly American officer pilots, a tough, resolute bunch headed by Col. Cathcart (Lawrence Pressman), a by-the-book type who insists that military order and protocol be maintained despite the humiliation and torture
inflicted upon his men. The prison commandant, Maj. Ngo Doc (Aki Aleong, whose performance...