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  • Actors: Rob Lowe, Gale Hansen, Tracy Griffith, Eb Lottimer, Baruch Dror
  • Directors: Shimon Dotan
  • Producers: The Finest Hour ( Desert Shield ), The Finest Hour, Desert Shield
  • Format: Import, PAL, Widescreen
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 2.0), Spanish (Dolby Digital 2.0)
  • Region: All Regions
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • Run Time: 100.00 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003D7B448
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #964,111 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Editorial Reviews

Spain released, PAL/Region 0 DVD: it WILL NOT play on standard US DVD player. You need multi-region PAL/NTSC DVD player to view it in USA/Canada: LANGUAGES: English ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), Spanish ( Dolby Digital Stereo ), WIDESCREEN (1.78:1), SPECIAL FEATURES: Filmographies, Interactive Menu, Scene Access, Trailer(s), SYNOPSIS: Macho Lawrence 'Larry' Hammer and frailer Dean Mazzoli initially rival as Marines recruits, but become buddies in instructor NCO Bosco's merciless training class. The friends date two girls, but both love Barbara, who chooses to marry Larry, as ideal father for her pre-teen son. After graduation as officers, they choose opposite oceans for further training. However Sadam Husein's invasion of Kuwait gets both mobilized in the same unit, with Bosco, who gets captured and tortured. Dean learns Barbara has left adulterer Larry. They mount a rescue together, taking risks even on their own side. ...The Finest Hour ( Desert Shield )

Customer Reviews

Thank you for finally putting this product on DVD.
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Action, adventure and a hot redhead combine to hold my attention.
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Guys,this is the best, most realistic seal movie ever produced.
BERNARD J Y LOW

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By Ben Zona on August 19, 2000
Format: VHS Tape
I was in this film (as an extra). We had 3 SEALs on hand to make sure SEAL details stayed accurate. In addition, most of the extras portraying soldiers were either veterans of the US Army, the Marines or the Israeli Army. (Most of the action scenes were shot in Israel.) Rob Lowe will never know what it is to be a real soldier, and as an actor just learned to "talk the talk", but many of the others you see in uniform have also "walked the walk". This can be seen in the small details.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on May 26, 2000
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TFH is the SEAL film you've been waiting to see. The action sequences are spankin', exciting, and full of realistic-looking tactical detail. In comparison, G.I. Jane and Charlie Sheen's Navy SEALs were high-budget, big-hype Hollywood disappointments -- all promise, weak game.
Shimon Dotan is the only director to have successfully translated on film the general public's fantasy of Navy SEALs in training and in action.
Admittedly, the development of the lead characters' personal lives is slow, flat and dull by comparison. But the action scenes are so darn satisfying, I don't care.
I just wish they made many more films like this one.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 17, 2001
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One word to describe this movie, AWSOME! I believe one of the best military movies, this side of Saving Private Ryan that was filmed. We need to contact the film makers to produce it in DVD Widescreen format really soon. I remember watching it 7 years ago on cable, and I thought it was before it's time. 5 stars all the way!.....
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Marilynn on February 26, 2011
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I too have been waiting for this movie (and "The Silver Strand") to come to DVD. I have most every movie, documentary and History Channel and the Military Channel program that has anything to do with SEALs. After watching my sons carreer in the Navy since 92' and a SEAl since 97' you can well imagine my library. Not to mention the home Movies of portions of his 2 Buds Class's. Anyway, I too find this movie entertaining and am always amused to read comments from many before me who speak as though they really know what they are talking about. Sorry to burst your bubble boys but although there is some authenticity in this movie it is still 98% Hollywood. My son always states that the day an authentic movie comes out about the "Job" he does will be a scary day for America. The good new is there are a few movies in the pipeline, including a couple about SEAL's in Nam. The one which I am told might be coming out in the relatively near future is more up to date. Again remember, anything we see on the little or big screen will be filtered so much that it too will be very enjoyable but not truely realistic. Did you like "Tears Of The Sun" with Bruce Willis. I loved it but NOT anything like a real SEAL mission!!OK, the one that will most probably be coming out soon has to do with what is now a Seal Recruitment Tag...maybe a book too...and the movie will probably not be called this but at THIS time it is "I AM THAT MAN".....GOD BLESS AMERICA
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By varhou on October 29, 2006
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This movie traces the lives of two navy seals buddies during operation Desert Shield or Desert Storm. It shows how these two buddies met, who they were, their lives as SEALS, the operation and the end of it all. Hammer played by Rob Lowe is the one who loves the job. He would put his life on the line for the SEALS any day and as the old phrase goes "wild horses could not drag me away". The other, Mesoley played by Gale Hansen is the more "it's a job" sort of guy he could take it or leave it. This movie explores these two men on a personal level. Hammer is the arrogant daredevil SEAL where Mesoley is the play it safe humble sort of SEAL their personalities contrast each other. The real victim of this story is played by Tracy Griffin, the woman torn between two lovers. The movie shows you quite a different side of war one from the perspective of someone who's been there. Its a movie that should be appreciated for its different view on the war and the affects it has on those who fight it. While it has everything you would expect as a war movie don't see it as purely a war movie this movie is more about two buddies caught in war and the price they had to pay for that war. I enjoyed this movie because it was different its not the average arrogant Navy SEALS movie definately worth a look if you're into that sort of thing.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By BERNARD J Y LOW on January 21, 2000
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Guys,this is the best, most realistic seal movie ever produced.
You have underwater rebreathers,MP5 SD3 suppressed weapons, TAC boards and all other high tech seal gizmos.But still could not see any underwater weaponry like those used by Speztnaz which propells 5 inch darts from 5.56mm cartridges in full auto.
The company should continue to produce this fantastic and highly memorable movie. I saw it when I was in Oklahoma. Please let me know when this title is available again. I have many military friends who wants to buy it. I am serious! Its the only technically accurate SEAL movie.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By rsoonsa VINE VOICE on July 27, 2008
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A blend of action/adventure with romantic drama is attempted in this work completed soon after the "Desert Storm" imbroglio in the Middle East, showcasing Rob Lowe and Gale Hansen as U. S. Navy Seals sharing a desire for underwater military operations as well as for a comely marine biologist played by Tracy Griffith. As the film opens, Lawrence Hammer (Lowe) and Dean Meszoly (Hansen) become best friends while training in California to be Seals, where they meet and compete for favours from Barbara (Griffith); after the course is successfully completed, a Las Vegas sojourn for R & R is discontinued by sudden nuptials for Hammer and Barbara, an event that Dean regards with despair, and so the companionship of the young commandos is no more. The impending U.S./Iraq conflict, as orchestrated via "Desert Shield", forms the background for the picture's largest segment, as the two Naval officers, now become mini-sub specialists upon opposite American coasts, are reunited as members of a task force to be deployed near an island in the Strait of Hormuz where an Iraqi naval site is reportedly being developed in order to utilize biological warfare. During what is nearly a suicide mission, Hammer receives severe wounds, and Meszoly requests that Barbara come to Dubai to visit her husband in hospital, hopefully expediting recuperation, but Hammer soon joins his fellow Seals in a last chance foray to destroy the biochemical weapons, no matter what risks the team must take. The disparate components - personal relationships and combat daring - do not mesh here, primarily from a lack of directoral clarity, in addition to blocking gaffes, as improbabilities quickly become cliche, although there are some suspenseful moments.Read more ›
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