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Release Date:
March 2004 (USA) See more »
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A True Story of An American Soldier
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The story of Desmond Doss, a US Army medic who was the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(11 articles)
Randall Wallace to Direct Heaven Is Real
 (From GeekTyrant. 24 August 2012, 8:30 AM, PDT)

Randall Wallace Is A "Conscientious Objector"
 (From Dark Horizons. 28 May 2012, 11:04 AM, PDT)

Randall Wallace to Helm The Conscientious Objector
 (From Filmofilia. 28 May 2012, 2:42 AM, PDT)

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Simple yet moving story of one man who had faith in his beliefs and the consequences resulting from that faith. See more (10 total) »

Cast

 
Ralph Baker ... Himself - Litter Bearer
Carl Bentley ... Himself - Browning Automatic Rifleman
James Boylan ... Himself - Anti-Tank Platoon Leader
John Centola ... Himself - Company Scout
Max Cleland ... Himself
Desmond T. Doss ... Himself
Elwyn Gaines ... Himself - Browning Automatic Rifleman
Jack Glover ... Himself - Commander Headquarters Company
Henry Haverlock ... Himself - Mortar Squad
Ken Lafond ... Himself - Battalion Scout
Kenneth Phillips ... Himself - First Lieutenant
Solomon Statman ... Himself - 307th Regimental Surgeon
Harry S. Truman ... Himself (archive footage)
Leigh Willoughby ... Himself - Company Aid Man

Directed by
Terry Benedict 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Terry Benedict 
Jeff Wood 

Produced by
Terry Benedict .... producer
Jonathan Sheinberg .... executive producer
Gabe Videla .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Bob Christianson 
 
Cinematography by
Francis Kenny 
Suki Medencevic 
Darko Suvak 
 
Film Editing by
Christopher Cibelli 
Sean McCulley 
Jeff Wood 
 
Production Management
Piper Petrucci .... production manager
 
Sound Department
Timothy A. Cleveland .... sound effects editor
Paul J. Diller .... sound effects editor
Greg Miller .... sound post-production
Ken S. Polk .... sound mixer
Ken S. Polk .... sound re-recording mixer
Deron Street .... assistant sound editor
 
Visual Effects by
Justin Ammon .... visual effects supervisor
Jeremy Vannix .... digital effects artist
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Joseph M. Setele .... first assistant camera: HDTV
Ryan Sheridan .... digital imaging technician
 
Editorial Department
Sam Dlugach .... final colorist
 
Other crew
Jeffrey Cordone .... production executive
 
Thanks
Rodney Vance .... special thanks
 

Distributors
  • Pax TV (2005) (USA) (TV) (broadcast premiere)

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101 min
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Simple yet moving story of one man who had faith in his beliefs and the consequences resulting from that faith., 2 June 2008
Author: comedyismyreligion from United States

What you will learn in the first minutes is that the Army wanted Desmond Doss out, because of his unwillingness to touch a gun. But he knew he could and would be of service to his country and his fellow men. I think with good intentions his fellow privates and commanding officers, couldn't see what he could possibly contribute. They did their best to get rid of him. He could have taken the easy way out, but he was not to be shaken. Instead he served above and beyond and was awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor--probably deserving the award as much as a man can deserve it. The story is incredible. The telling of it is more than competent. I'm recommending this documentary to everyone I know.

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