A US Army officer, who made a "friendly fire" mistake that was covered up, has been reassigned to a desk job. He is tasked to investigate a female chopper commander's worthiness to be awarded the Medal of Honor. At first all seems in order. But then he begins to notice inconsistencies between the testimonies of the witnesses...
Movie Courage Under Fire
COURAGE UNDER FIRE is a US thriller in which a former soldier is asked to investigate the case for posthumously awarding a helicopter pilot the Medal of Honor.
There is infrequent use of very strong language ('c**t') and occasional use of strong language ('motherf**ker', 'f**k').
Occasional scenes of strong violence include gunfights with bloody impacts and injury detail, and sight of a man on fire.
Sex & Nudity
Sex & Nudity Reason
Inside the tank in the first action scene is a fully nude, pinup girl photo behind one of the men.
Violence & Gore
Violence & Gore Reason
War violence - Soldiers are seen shot, sometimes bloody. Not that graphic and hard to see because of motion-blur.
A man commits suicide by driving his car on the train tracks into an oncoming train.
20 uses of the f-word and 5 uses of the c-word (used aggressively towards Meg Ryan's character). Other profanity used such as shit, ass, asshole, damn, hell, 10 goddamn.
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking
Alcohol, Drugs & Smoking Reason
Matt Damon's character chain smokes halfway through the movie and talks about taking high doses of asprin. It is revealed later that he is addicted to morphine.
Drinking in bars.
Frightening & Intense Scenes
Frightening & Intense Scenes Reason
Several brief flashback scenes which have explosions and sudden bursts of automatic gunfire