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Lou Diamond Phillips
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Courage Under Fire
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Gulf War veteran Serling is assigned by the Army to research a proposed posthumous Medal of Honor for Karen Walden (Ryan). But as he tries to find out what happened to her, he comes up against a web of lies and cover-ups.


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It's a well-mounted spin on the Rashomon principle, and while the denouement is limp, the build up is exemplary.


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