Tears of the Sun 21 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.


Tears of the Sun Cast

Name Character
Bruce Willis He was 47, now 69 years old as Lieutenant A.K. Waters
Monica Bellucci She was 38, now 59 years old as Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks
Tom Skerritt He was 69, now 90 years old as Captain Bill Rhodes
Nick Chinlund He was 41, now 62 years old as Michael 'Slo' Slowenski
Eamonn Walker He was 40, now 62 years old as Ellis 'Zee' Pettigrew
Peter Mensah He was 43, now 64 years old as Terwase
Johnny Messner He was 32, now 54 years old as Kelly Lake
Cole Hauser He was 27, now 49 years old as James 'Red' Atkins
Harry Van Gorkum He was 3, now 24 years old as Carrier Reporter
Fionnula Flanagan She was 61, now 82 years old as Sister Grace
Akosua Busia She was 36, now 57 years old as Patience
Cornelia Hayes O'Herlihy She was 50, now 71 years old as Sister Siobhan
Cle Shaheed Sloan He was 32, now 53 years old as Mission Rebel
Pierrino Mascarino He was 63, 77 years old when he died as Father Gianni
Malick Bowens He was 50, now 71 years old as Colonel Idris Sadick
Sammi Rotibi He was 53, now 74 years old as Arthur Azuka
Jimmy Jean-Louis He was 34, now 55 years old as Gideon
Chad Smith He was 41, now 62 years old as Jason 'Flea' Mabry
Charles Ingram He was 39, now 60 years old as Demetrius 'Silk' Owens
Rodney Charles as Christopher Marwa
Allison Dean as Rape Victim
Paul Francis as Danny 'Doc' Kelley
Howard Mungo as President Samuel Azuka

Tears of the Sun Crew

Name Department
Conrad Buff IV as Editor. He was 54 (now 75) years old Editing
Marlene Stewart as Costume Design. She was 53 (now 74) 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 71) 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 68) years old Production
John Frazier as Special Effects Supervisor. He was 29 (now 50) years old Visual Effects
Jim Passon as Color Timer. Editing
Mauro Fiore as Director of Photography. He was 38 (now 59) years old Camera
Alex Lasker as Screenplay. Writing
Larry Blanford as Aerial Director of Photography. Camera
Arnold Rifkin as Producer. He was 56 (now 77) years old Production
Stephen J. Eads as Associate Producer. He was 44 (now 66) years old Production
Larry Dias as Set Decoration. He was 50 (now 71) 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 47) 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 66) years old Sound
Lisa Gerrard as Original Music Composer. She was 41 (now 63) years old Sound
Lisa Gerrard as Vocals. She was 41 (now 63) 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 76) years old Production
Antoine Fuqua as Director. He was 37 (now 58) years old Directing
Mike Lobell as Producer. Production
Matthias Weber as Music Programmer. He was 42 (now 63) 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 69) years old Sound
Josef Cannon as Utility Stunts. Crew
Bruce Fowler as Orchestrator. He was 55 (now 76) years old Sound
Bruce Fowler as Conductor. He was 55 (now 76) 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
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Tears of the Sun (21 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