An Unlikely Weapon (2009)

Unlikely Weapon
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating None
Runtime 1hr 25mins.
Genres Documentary
Keywords N/A
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Isaac Hagy Editor n/a 172 7000001
James Mitchell Editor n/a 172 7000002
Isaac Hagy Cinematographer n/a 402 6000001
Cindy Lou Adkins Co-Producer n/a 170 3000002
Susan Morgan Cooper Producer n/a 3 3000001
Kyle Eastwood Composer n/a 120836 8000001
Michael Stevens Composer n/a 120836 8000002
Mark P. Stoeckinger Sound Editor n/a 229 14000004
Victor Ray Ennis Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000003
Kerry Dean Williams Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000002
Luke Gibleon Assistant Sound Editor n/a 222 14000001
Susan Morgan Cooper Director n/a 2 2000001
Kiefer Sutherland Narrator n/a 120790 1000012
Alec Baldwin Actor Himself 1 1000005
Bill Clinton Actor Himself 1 1000004
Peter Jennings Actor Himself 1 1000003
Tom Brokaw Actor Himself 1 1000002
Nygoc Loan Actor Himself 1 1000006
Bob Schieffer Actor Himself 1 1000007
Kim Phuc Actor Herself 1 1000011
Gordon Parks Actor Himself 1 1000010
Nick Ut Actor Himself 1 1000009
Bill Eppridge Actor Himself 1 1000008
Eddie Adams Actor Himself 1 1000001
Synopsis
In 1968, in 1/500th of a second Eddie Adams photographed a Saigon Police Chief, General Nygoc Loan, shooting a Vietcong guerilla point blank. Some say that photograph ended the Vietnam War. The photo brought Eddie fame and a Pulitzer, but Eddie was haunted by the man he had vilified. He would say, "two lives were destroyed that day, the victims and the General." Others would say that three lives were destroyed. Eddie Adams, like most artists, was tortured by his need for perfection. Nothing he did ever satisfied him. He carved out many careers shooting covers for Life, Time and even Penthouse. Yet, somehow, he was always pulled back into documenting war, 13 all together. Finally he hit the wall and couldn't take it anymore. He began shooting celebrities because it "it doesn't take anything from you." Eddie was comfortable with kings and coal miners. Still haunted by General Loan, Eddie visits him 40 years later in a pizza shop in Virginia. Scribbled on the wall of a bathroom stall are the words "we know who you are, you fucker!" Eddie's camera was his most powerful weapon, but it failed to protect him from himself.