Under Heavy Fire

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Under Heavy Fire
Under Heavy Fire (movie poster).jpg
Original poster
Directed by Sidney J. Furie
Produced by Gary Howsam
Screenplay by Gregg Mellott
Story by Sidney J Furie
Starring Casper Van Dien
Jaimz Woolvett
Bobby Hosea
Joseph Griffin
Carre Otis
Kenneth Johnson
Daniel Kash
Martin Kove
Music by Amin Bhatia
Cinematography Curtis Petersen
Edited by Saul Pincus
Distributed by Screen Media Films (USA)
Addictive Films (UK)
Release date
  • 2001 (2001)
Running time
113 mins
Country Canada
United States
Language English
Budget $13,000,000 (estimated)

Under Heavy Fire, also known as Going Back, is a 2001 American feature war film. It stars Casper Van Dien, Jaimz Woolvett, Bobby Hosea, Joseph Griffin, Carre Otis, Kenneth Johnson, Daniel Kash, Martin Kove and is directed by Sidney J. Furie. It was filmed under the title Going Back in the Philippines and Vietnam in April and May 2000. Post production continued in Canada for another 14 months. It was first screened at the Cannes Film Festival in May 2001 under its original title and at a running time of 2 hours and 29 minutes. The film was then shortened by its original team to its final release length and retitled Under Heavy Fire.

The film is the second in Sidney J. Furie's Vietnam War trilogy along with 1977's The Boys in Company C and 2006's The Veteran.


25 years since the Vietnam War ended, a group of American veterans return to Vietnam and meet up with TV journalist Kathleen Martin (played by Carre Otis), who is assigned to cover the reunion of the men from Echo Company. Soon, they are joined by their old Captain named Ramsey (played by Casper Van Dien), and they revisit the old battlefields they fought in and experience flashbacks of their time in the war during 1968. The film explores many of the wounds war inflicts on soldiers that last for a lifetime. It also portrays the Vietnamese today as a very forgiving people.


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