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A 'Rescue' Story, Retold for the Mainstream

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A 'Rescue' Story, Retold for the Mainstream

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A 'Rescue' Story, Retold for the Mainstream

A 'Rescue' Story, Retold for the Mainstream

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Rescue Dawn, the first Hollywood feature from German New Wave director Werner Herzog, is the true story of Dieter Dengler, the only U.S. pilot to sucessfully escape from a North Vietnamese-controlled prison. This dramatized version, starring Christian Bale as Dengler, marks the second time Herzog has told the story.