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The Finest Hour [Region 2]

Rob Lowe , Gale Hansen , Shimon Dotan  |  Unrated |  DVD
4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)


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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: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (21 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B003D7B448
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #855,335 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 )

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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Real SEAL / Military Detail 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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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Format:VHS Tape
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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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Where is the DVD version of this movie? January 17, 2001
By A Customer
Format:VHS Tape
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
4.0 out of 5 stars A Fathers Opinion February 26, 2011
By Randy
Format:VHS Tape
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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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Why out of production? January 21, 2000
Format:VHS Tape
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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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Well this is different October 29, 2006
By varhou
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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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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally! January 8, 2012
By M2
Format:DVD
Thank you for finally putting this product on DVD. A great movie to see Rob Lowe in a role that is not typical for him though pulls it off effortlessly. I wish they would also put out a music soundtrack disc for the movie. RAM, one of my favorite bands from the late '80s early '90s, is playing "on the jukebox" during the bar room brawl toward the first of the movie. It is an overall great action movie with a real story.
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5.0 out of 5 stars anchor's away
Awesome flick! If you've never seen it...I'm sorry. Somewhat realistic, yet a playful look at Navy Seal training and operations, with the added drama of relationship issues.
Published 9 months ago by michael brown
5.0 out of 5 stars best SEAL movie of all time
You more than likely haven't seen this movie unless your ages 25 and up. Very accurate account of the U.S navy SEALs
Published 15 months ago by ernest jones
5.0 out of 5 stars Worth watching
Great movie, Couldn't find it on DVD for years. Had it on VHS, everytime I wanted to watch it I had to hook up my VHS.
Published on June 4, 2012 by Pen Name
5.0 out of 5 stars likes this movie since the day it came out
i watched this movie when i was younger when it first came out and loved it and ever since i had been out on my own i have looked for this movie on DVD and can not find it. Read more
Published on April 14, 2011 by mitchell
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally found it
I searched for this video for a while and finally found it used on amazon. Leary of buying used I had resisted for some time, but other than a few pause fuzzes that don't affect... Read more
Published on January 30, 2010 by vakayakangler
2.0 out of 5 stars Two Stars - at most
I am watching this on MGM HD and its two star rating on my Time Warner guide may be exaggerated. This is a dull and boring excuse for a movie. Read more
Published on October 17, 2009 by M. G. Keen
3.0 out of 5 stars FOR FLAG AND COUNTRY
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... Read more
Published on July 27, 2008 by rsoonsa
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent film
I thought this movie was very good. Buy it, you will like it.
Published on July 2, 2003
5.0 out of 5 stars Finally they show what bud's training is like.
This was a great movie showing these men in there pre training phase and no other seal movie show's it better GI jane was way of the the mark and navy seals failed to show the men... Read more
Published on August 21, 2002
5.0 out of 5 stars Great Movie
This movie is one of the best NAVY SEAL movies out there.
Published on May 29, 2001 by Bryan Mclaughlin
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