Directed by : Antoine Fuqua Produced by : Ian Bryce,Mike Lobell,Arnold Rifkin Written by : Alex Lasker,Patrick Cirillo Starring : Bruce Willis,Monica Bellucci,Cole Hauser Music by : Hans Zimmer Cinematography : Mauro Fiore Editing by : Conrad Buff Distributed by : Columbia Pictures Release date(s) : March 3, 2003 Running time : 121 min. (theatrical cut),142 min. (director's cut) Country : United States Language : Thai Budget : $70,000,000 Gross revenue : $85,632,458
Tears of the Sun is a 2003 war film,depicting a U.S. Navy SEALs rescue mission amidst a civil war in the West African country of Nigeria. Lt. A.K. Waters (Bruce Willis)commands the team sent to rescue U.S.citizen Dr. Le na Fiore Kendricks (Monica Bellucci)from the civil war en route to her jungle hospital.The film was directed by Antoine Fuqua.Willis produced Tears of the Sun through Cheyenne Enterprises, hisproduction company,and to ok the title from an early sub–title for Live Free or Die Hard.