Faith of My Fathers (film)

Faith of My Fathers (film)

Infobox_Film


caption = DVD cover.
name = Faith of My Fathers
director = Peter Markle
producer = Alan Barnette
writer = Peter Markle William Bingham
starring = Shawn Hatosy
Scott Glenn
Erin Cottrell
music = Velton Ray Bunch
cinematography = Bill Roe
editing = Scott Boyd
executive producer = several
runtime = 90 minutes
language = English
imdb_id = 444626|

"Faith of My Fathers" is a 2005 American television film, directed by Peter Markle. Based on the 1999 memoir of the same name by United States Senator and former United States Navy aviator John McCain (with Mark Salter), it aired on A&E Network on Memorial Day, May 30, 2005. [http://www2.variety.com/ref.asp?u=IMDB&p=H2BE&sid=VE1117927228 "Recently Reviewed: Faith of My Fathers"] . "Variety". 2005-05-30. Retrieved on 2006-11-17.]

Filmed in Louisiana, "Faith of My Fathers" is based on the story of Lieutenant Commander John McCain's experiences as a prisoner of war in North Vietnam for five and a half years during the Vietnam War, interleaved with his memories of growing up in a heritage rich with military service. Shawn Hatosy is cast as John McCain, with Scott Glenn as his father, Admiral Jack McCain. Of the North Vietnamese captors, Chi Moui Lo played the keyman "Prick" and Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa played prison commander "Cat".

Reviews for "Faith of My Fathers" were mixed, with "Variety" calling the treatment an "earnest [and] stark, by-the-numbers account of the horrors POWs endured in Vietnam", while "The Washington Post" said the film was "serviceable" but fell short of McCain's "much more nuanced" memoir. [cite news | url=http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2005/05/29/AR2005052901099.html | title='Faith of My Fathers': In Principle, a Noble Effort | author=Marcia Davis | publisher="The Washington Post" | date=2005-05-30 | accessdate=2008-04-16] "The New York Times" acknowledged the lack of complexity or texture, but said the film was "a respectful, moving view of a veteran's effort to pay respects to his family and fellow P.O.W.'s." [cite news | url=http://www.nytimes.com/2005/05/30/arts/television/30stan.html | title=Like Father, Like Son, Like Patriots | author=Alessandra Stanley | publisher="The New York Times" | date=2005-05-30 | accessdate=2008-04-16]

The film was nominated for four Primetime Emmy Awards, in categories involving art direction, cinematography, and editing, but did not win any of them. [cite news | url=http://www.chicagotribune.com/topic/bal-artslife-news-emmynomlist14,1,2616110.story | title=Complete list of 2005 primetime Emmy winners | publisher=Associated Press for "The Chicago Tribune" | date=2005-09-18 | accessdate=2008-04-16] It was also a nominee for the American Society of Cinematographers Awards of 2005. [cite web | url=http://www.seismicfx.com/awards-spl.php | title=Film Awards | publisher=SeismicFX | accessdate=2008-04-16] It was released to DVD by Sony Pictures Televisioncite press release | url=http://72.14.205.104/search?q=cache:JVfqGVKWOQEJ:www.nyc.gov/html/vets/downloads/word/faithofmyfatherspressnew.doc+%22faith+of+my+fathers%22+emmy+award&hl=en&ct=clnk&cd=5&gl=us | title=Shawn Hatosy And Scott Glenn To Star In ... | publisher=A&E Network | date=2005-03-14 | accessdate=2008-04-16] on August 30, 2005. [cite web | url=http://www.amazon.com/Faith-My-Fathers-Thomas-Madell/dp/B0009YCLC2/ref=pd_bbs_sr_3?ie=UTF8&s=dvd&qid=1208310310&sr=8-3 | title=Faith of My Fathers | publisher=Amazon.com | accessdate=2008-04-15]

ee also

* Early life and military career of John McCain

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