Tears of the Sun

Tears of the Sun is a 2003 American action thriller film[4] depicting a fictitious U.S. Navy SEAL team rescue mission amidst the civil war in Nigeria.[5][6] Lieutenant A.K. Waters (Bruce Willis) commands the team sent to rescue U.S. citizen Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Monica Bellucci) before the approaching rebels reach her jungle hospital. The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua.

Tears of the Sun
Theatrical release poster
Directed byAntoine Fuqua
Written byAlex Lasker
Patrick Cirillo
Produced byIan Bryce
Mike Lobell
Arnold Rifkin
StarringBruce Willis
Monica Bellucci
Cole Hauser
Tom Skerritt
CinematographyMauro Fiore
Edited byConrad Buff
Music byHans Zimmer
Production
companies
Distributed bySony Pictures Releasing
Release date
  • March 7, 2003 (2003-03-07)
Running time
121 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
Budget$100.5 million[1]
Box office$86.5 million[2][3]

Willis produced Tears of the Sun through Cheyenne Enterprises, his production company. The cast of Tears of the Sun includes actual African refugees living in the United States, incl. Sudanese Lost Boys.[6]


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