IN LOVE AND WAR is the true story of the highest ranking American Vietnam War prisoner, and his 8-year ordeal of torment and interrogation.
In 1965, Navy Commander Jim Stockdale's fighter plane is shot down. He's captured by the North Vietnamese and sent to Hoa Lo prison (aka the "Hanoi Hilton") where Stockdale (Woods) is subjected to almost daily torture. During nearly a decade of internment, he develops a clandestine communications system with other prisoners and organizes a resistance group against their inhumane captors.
Stockdale's wife Sybil (Alexandra) has been urged by the military to keep quiet about her husband. She instead contacts other POW wives and they pressure the American government to disclose what's known about their spouses. The wives' coalition also demands a public admission that our men are being physically abused in Hanoi. These efforts make Sybil an international celebrity.
THE HANOI HILTON (1987) reveals in detail the many barbarities inflicted on American detainees over an 8-year period. (VHS edition) (DVD edition)
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(6.7) In Love and War (TV-1987) - James Woods/Jane Alexander/Concetta Tomei/Richard McKenzie/James Pax/Haing S. Ngor/John Cedar/Sally Klein/Lillian Lehman/Lou Fant/Leo Geter/Steven Vincent Leigh/James Lashly