Faith of My Fathers

Synopsis: John McCain is a poor student, except at wrestling, but toughs it out in Annapolis at the US Naval Academy with the goal of becoming a career naval officer like his father and grandfather, who were both admirals. Love at first sight leads to a marriage and children with Carole. During the Vietnam War, he's shot down and captured by the Vietcong, who torture American POWs. He resists years of torture and misery, only breaking once due to his busted limbs, and eventually returning home after five and one half years in captivity.
Genre: Biography, Drama, War
Director(s): Peter Markle
Production: Traveler's Rest Films
  Nominated for 4 Primetime Emmys. Another 1 nomination.
90 min

Just cover your bases, so to speak.

- Has he broken the Honor Code?

- Excuse me?

Has he lied, cheated, or stolen anything?

We have one of the oldest Honor Code

traditions in the country, Captain.

- I know what it means.

- Good.

Then I would appreciate it

if you would call me if he breaks it.

Thank you.

- What happened?

- He die.

Where are you taking him?

Morning, McCain.

What is the name of that soldier?

- Too many. I don't know.

- His name?

- How could you let him die?

- We did not invite him here.

We did not invite you here.

You have a visitor.

A French journalist, Mr. Chalais,

to interview you.

You will say how grateful you are

to the Vietnamese people...

and how sorry you are for your crimes.

If you do not cooperate,

your cast will be removed...

you will be sent back to your cell.

Your limbs will rot, and you, too, will die.


Hello. How are you being treated?

I'm grateful...

for the medical aid I've received

and for the operation...

the doctors have promised to perform

on my leg.

Are they feeding you well?

It's not Paris, but I eat it.

You have revealed information

about your military unit.

The names of the men in your squadron.

Can you repeat them for us?

That would be okay, I guess.

Starr, Gregg...

McGee, Davis, Adderley...

Brown, Ringo...

Wood, Nitschke.

That's fine.

Is there anything

you would like to say to your family?

I would just like to say...

to my wife...

that I will get well...

and that I love her.

And I hope to see her soon.

Thank you.

- McCain, more. We need more.

- I have enough, thank you.

- McCain!

- The interview is over.

Well, we put out the fire...

but the leak in the conning tower

flooded the pump room...

and grounded out

the air-compressor, air-conditioning unit.

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Peter Markle

Peter Markle (born September 24, 1952) is an American film director, television director and screenwriter. He has directed episodes of Everwood, CSI: Crime Scene Investigation, The X-Files, as well as many other programs. He was director of the 2006 television film, Flight 93 and he also directed the 1982 romantic comedy film The Personals and the 1994 comedy western film Wagons East!Markle married actress Melinda Culea in 1996. more…

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