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To End All Wars (2001)

A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately ... See full summary »

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Maj. Ian Campbell
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Dusty Miller
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Sgt. Ito
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Lt. Col. Stuart McLean
Masayuki Yui ...
Capt. Noguchi
John Gregg ...
Camp Doctor Coates
Shû Nakajima ...
Nagatomo (as Shu Nakajima)
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Sgt. Roger Primrose (as Greg Ellis)
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Lt. Foxworth
James McCarthy ...
Norman
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Wallace Hamilton
Winton Nicholson ...
Duncan
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A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately they find true freedom by forgiving their enemies. Based on the true story of Ernest Gordon. Written by Anonymous

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Action | Drama | War

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Rated R for war-related violence | See all certifications »

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2 September 2001 (USA)  »

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A Última das Guerras  »

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$14,000,000 (estimated)
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Both Kiefer Sutherland and Robert Carlyle have appeared in 24:Redemption as star and co-star respectively. See more »

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During the funeral scene for the Colonel, a piper begins to play a rendition of "Amazing Grace". While this hymn was published in 1779, it was not performed on bagpipes until 1972 by the Royal Scots Dragoon Guards. See more »

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Dr. Coates: [to a freshly-beaten Gordon] Ah. Looks like you didn't bow. Always bow before a guard, Korean or Jap. And *never* look 'em in the eyes when they pass you: that's pure defiance. Always look away. Rules of Bushido.
Lt. Jim Reardon: Bushido?
Dr. Coates: Yeah. Their kind of chivalry. Respect and obligation. If you don't respect them, they feel obligated to beat you. Nothing personal.
Ernest Gordon: Well, it sure as bloody hell feels personal.
Dr. Coates: Yeah, well, it works both ways. They do the same to their own.
Lt. Jim Reardon: Now there's a comfort.
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MO MHIANN (HEALING HEART)
Written and Performed by Maire Brennan
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Wow! Totally surprised that this slipped by my radar
22 July 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

After repeated watchings my rating may go up. I love the movie THE THIN RED LINE and this movie reminded me of it strongly except it did not have the excellent cinematography that film did.

I watched it because I like Robert Carlyle a lot and was not disappointed by his performance or any other of the actors on both sides of the war. The pacing was perfect and the violence was very brutal and sometimes unexpected but effective.

The message it delivered to me made the movie for me. Loving thy enemy. Just realizing that we are all just humans caught up in something we didn't start. I highly recommend this movie if you like a film made with compassion.


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