Construction workers in World War II in the Pacific are needed to build military sites, but the work is dangerous and they doubt the ability of the Navy to protect them. After a series of ... See full summary »
Following Napoleon's Waterloo defeat and the exile of his officers and their families from France, the U.S.Congress, in 1817, granted four townships in the Alabama territory to the exiles. ... See full summary »
Col. Mike Kirby picks two teams of crack Green Berets for a mission in South Vietnam. First off is to build and control a camp that is trying to be taken by the enemy the second mission is to kidnap a North Vietnamese General.
Rio Grande takes place after the Civil War when the Union turned their attention towards the Apaches. Union officer Kirby Yorke is in charge of an outpost on the Rio Grande in which he is ... See full summary »
After his wife takes their son and leaves him, Sgt. John Stryker is an embittered man who takes his misery out on the men under his command. They're a bunch of green recruits who have a hard time dealing with Stryker's tough drills and thicker skin. Even his old friends start to wonder if he's gone from being the epitome of a tough Marine Sergeant to a man over the edge. Written by
This film was so highly regarded by the Marine Corps that it was required viewing to all recruits during basic training into the early '80s. See more »
In the training montage near the beginning, troops are seen in helmet liners with M1903 rifles contrary to the camouflaged helmets and M1 rifles originally shown. Poor editing. See more »
[During live fire training a Marine recruit accidently lets a grenade slip out of his hand and it rolls toward an unsuspecting platoon waiting their turn]
Grenade. Hit the deck.
[the platoon runs, except for Conway, who is reading a love letter and has to be tackled to safety by Stryker when the grenade goes off]
You idiot. When are you gonna wake up? You wanna see that dame again, keep your mind on your work.
You may not know this, boy, but you just got your life saved.
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Opening credits Historical note: The first American flag was raised on Mount Suribachi by the late Sgt. 'Ernest I. Thomas,Jr.', U.S.M.C. on the morning of February 23, 1945. See more »
This is a fantastic World War II film from Hollywood's golden era. While the movie would have been amazing without him, the Duke really makes this movie stellar. His brilliant performance as Stryker won him an Academy Award nomination, one of only two during his entire career.
Whether you're a John Wayne fan, or just want to see an exciting, touching, and often humorous movie, this is a great one. I fully recommend "Sands of Iwo Jima" to everyone. This is a definite must-see! Watch and enjoy!
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