Special Operations Lieutenant A.K Walters has followed orders his entire life, stood by and watched as the atrocities of today's world have happened, all in the name of his country. But not any more. Walters learns he has the power to help, to save and to liberate.
Stuntman Michael Barber was killed while performing a parachute jump for one of the film's sequences.
Tears of the Sun follows Lt. AK Walters (Willis) as he leads his team of Nay SEALs on a rescue mission through the jungles of Cameroon. Their mission is simple, rescue Dr. Lena Fiore Kendricks (Bellucci) who is currently aiding local population at a catholic church deep in the jungle. The mission begins as planned as the SEAL team HALO jump near to the encampment, approaching at the dead of night gives them opportunity to enter unnoticed, reaching Dr. Kendrick quickly, with the minimal amount of fuss.