- Additional Details
- Format: Color, DVD-Video, NTSC
- Rating: Not Rated
- Number of Discs: 1
- Run Time: 50 Minutes
- Region: Region 1
- Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
- Language: English
- Studio: History Channel
- DVD Release Date: December 9, 2005
A controversial plan to send detainees to Cuba sparked one of the worst prison riots in American history.
- Gripping profiles of courage in the most difficult circumstances.
- Each episode presents the detailed story of an extraordinary encounter.
- See how elite FBI team rescued prison employees after a 13-day siege.
From Delta Force Operators to CIA Field Officers, SWAT teams to Navy SEALs, HEROES UNDER FIRE recounts the stories of those who distinguish themselves above all others in perilous situations of combat, rescue missions, covert assignments, drug wars, and hostile intelligence operations.
In November 1987, the U.S. State Department announced that they would send Cuban detainees back to Cuba. The plan was met with anger and anguish, and riots erupted in several southern prisons.
The worst was in Atlanta, where inmates seized prison employees and held them hostage for 13 days.
HEROES UNDER FIRE goes inside the jail’s walls to reveal what took place and documents the efforts of the FBI’s elite Hostage Rescue Team to end the long ordeal. This action-packed hour is filled with actual footage and interviews from the men and women who survived the tense standoff.