Tears of the Sun 18 years old

He was trained to follow orders. He became a hero by defying them.

Tears of the Sun

Navy SEAL Lieutenant A.K. Waters and his elite squadron of tactical specialists are forced to choose between their duty and their humanity, between following orders by ignoring the conflict that surrounds them, or finding the courage to follow their conscience and protect a group of innocent refugees. When the democratic government of Nigeria collapses and the country is taken over by a ruthless military dictator, Waters, a fiercely loyal and hardened veteran is dispatched on a routine mission to retrieve a Doctors Without Borders physician.


Bruce Willis
Bruce Willis

Lieutenant A.K. Waters

Monica Bellucci
Monica Bellucci

Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks

Tom Skerritt
Tom Skerritt

Captain Bill Rhodes

Nick Chinlund
Nick Chinlund

Michael 'Slo' Slowenski

Eamonn Walker
Eamonn Walker

Ellis 'Zee' Pettigrew

Peter Mensah
Peter Mensah


Tears of the Sun Cast

Name Character
Bruce Willis He was 47, now 66 years old as Lieutenant A.K. Waters
Tom Skerritt He was 69, now 88 years old as Captain Bill Rhodes
Cole Hauser He was 27, now 46 years old as James 'Red' Atkins
Malick Bowens He was 50, now 68 years old as Colonel Idris Sadick
Akosua Busia She was 36, now 54 years old as Patience
Nick Chinlund He was 41, now 59 years old as Michael 'Slo' Slowenski
Eamonn Walker He was 40, now 59 years old as Ellis 'Zee' Pettigrew
Sammi Rotibi He was 53, now 71 years old as Arthur Azuka
Johnny Messner He was 32, now 51 years old as Kelly Lake
Monica Bellucci She was 38, now 57 years old as Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks
Pierrino Mascarino He was 63, 77 years old when he died as Father Gianni
Cle Shaheed Sloan He was 32, now 50 years old as Mission Rebel
Fionnula Flanagan She was 61, now 79 years old as Sister Grace
Harry Van Gorkum as Carrier Reporter
Peter Mensah He was 43, now 62 years old as Terwase
Paul Francis as Danny 'Doc' Kelley
Jimmy Jean-Louis He was 34, now 53 years old as Gideon
Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy He was 50, now 68 years old as Sister Siobhan
Rodney Charles as Christopher Marwa
Howard Mungo as President Samuel Azuka
Allison Dean as Rape Victim
Charles Ingram He was 39, now 58 years old as Demetrius 'Silk' Owens
Chad Smith He was 41, now 59 years old as Jason 'Flea' Mabry

Tears of the Sun Crew

Name Department
Conrad Buff IV as Editor. He was 54 (now 73) years old Editing
Marlene Stewart as Costume Design. She was 53 (now 72) years old Costume & Make-Up
K.C. Hodenfield as First Assistant Director. Directing
Mary Vernieu as Casting. Production
Naomi Shohan as Production Design. She was 50 (now 68) years old Art
David Lazan as Art Direction. Art
Robert Fechtman as Assistant Art Director. Art
Mark Peterson as Costume Supervisor. He was 42 (51) years old when He died Costume & Make-Up
Ian Bryce as Producer. He was 47 (now 65) years old Production
John Frazier as Special Effects Supervisor. He was 29 (now 48) years old Visual Effects
Jim Passon as Color Timer. Editing
Mauro Fiore as Director of Photography. He was 38 (now 56) years old Camera
Alex Lasker as Screenplay. Writing
Larry Blanford as Aerial Director of Photography. Camera
Arnold Rifkin as Producer. He was 56 (now 75) years old Production
Stephen J. Eads as Associate Producer. He was 44 (now 63) years old Production
Larry Dias as Set Decoration. He was 50 (now 68) years old Art
Domenic Silvestri as Set Designer. Art
Shalimar Reodica as Casting Associate. Production
Patrick Cirillo as Screenplay. Writing
Christopher Holmes as Editor. Editing
Jason Sweers as Graphic Designer. Art
James Dooley (composer) as Additional Music. He was 26 (now 45) years old Crew
Gary Diamond as Set Designer. Art
Susan E. Novick as Post Production Supervisor. Crew
Ernie Malik as Unit Publicist. Crew
Hans Zimmer as Original Music Composer. He was 45 (now 64) years old Sound
Lisa Gerrard as Original Music Composer. She was 41 (now 60) years old Sound
Lisa Gerrard as Vocals. She was 41 (now 60) years old Sound
George Simpson as Supervising Sound Editor. He was 94 (101) years old when He died Sound
Mary Andrews as ADR Editor. She was 149 (60) years old when She died Sound
Joe Roth as Executive Producer. He was 55 (now 73) years old Production
Antoine Fuqua as Director. He was 37 (now 55) years old Directing
Mike Lobell as Producer. Production
Matthias Weber as Music Programmer. He was 42 (now 60) years old Sound
Mike Cunningham as Armorer. He was 120 (87) years old when He died Crew
Layla Alexander as Stunts. Crew
Steven Schwartz as Assistant Art Director. Art
Barbara Harris as ADR Voice Casting. She was 67 (83) years old when She died Production
Hugh Marsh as Musician. He was 47 (now 66) years old Sound
Josef Cannon as Utility Stunts. Crew
Bruce Fowler as Orchestrator. He was 55 (now 74) years old Sound
Bruce Fowler as Conductor. He was 55 (now 74) years old Sound
Charisse Cardenas as Set Designer. Art
Denise Ream as Visual Effects Producer. Visual Effects
Hugo Weng as Dialogue Editor. Sound
Mitchell Bell as Production Coordinator. Production
Michael Tolochko as Best Boy Electric. Lighting
Tears of the Sun poster
Tears of the Sun (18 years)

He was trained to follow orders. He became a hero by defying them.

  • Release day: Friday, March 07, 2003
  • Runtime: 121 minutes
  • Budget: 75000000.00
  • Revenue: 86468162.00