Brilliant military strategist Colonel Hambleton (Gene Hackman) is shot down over enemy territory and forced to parachute into a North Viatnamese jungle. He must fend for himself until the tenacious spotter pilot Birddog (Danny Glover) can initiate a rescue operation. A story of survival and friendship, BAT 21 is based on the true story of the largest one-man rescue operation in military history.
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