Flags of Our Fathers
- Original title
Flags of Our Fathers
- Running time
- 132 min.
- United States
William Broyles Jr., Paul Haggis (Book: James Bradley, Ron Powers)
Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach, John Benjamin Hickey, John Slattery, Barry Pepper, Jamie Bell, Paul Walker, Robert Patrick, Neal McDonough, Melanie Lynskey, Tom McCarthy, Chris Bauer, Judith Ivey, Joseph Cross, Harve Presnell, Len Cariou, David Patrick Kelly, Jon Polito, Scott Eastwood, Myra Turley, Benjamin Walker, Ann Dowd, Beth Grant, Bubba Lewis, Christopher Curry, George Hearn, George Grizzard, Stark Sands, Connie Ray, Mary Beth Peil
DreamWorks SKG, Warner Bros., Malpaso Productions, Amblin Entertainment
War. Drama | II World War. Based On A True Story
- Synopsis / Plot
- The Battle of Iwo Jima, fought in the winter of 1945 on a rocky island south of Japan, brought a ferocious slice of hell to earth: in a month's time, more than 22,000 Japanese soldiers would die defending a patch of ground a third the size of Manhattan, while nearly 26,000 Americans fell taking it from them. The battle was a turning point in the war in the Pacific, and it produced one of World War II's enduring images: a photograph of six soldiers raising an American flag on the flank of Mount Suribachi, the island's commanding high point. One of those young Americans was John Bradley, a Navy corpsman who a few days before had braved enemy mortar and machine-gun fire to administer first aid to a wounded Marine and then drag him to safety. For this act of heroism Bradley would receive the Navy Cross, an award second only to the Medal of Honor.
: 2 Nominations for Oscar: Best Sound, Sound Editing
: Nominated for Golden Globe: Best Director (Clint Eastwood)
: Los Angeles Film Critics Association: Nominated for Best Director and Cinematography
: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Adam Beach)
: National Board of Review (NBR): Top Ten Films of the Year
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