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Release Date:
March 2004 (USA) See more »
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A True Story of An American Soldier
Plot:
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 »
Awards:
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(11 articles)
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Great story, not well done. 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.
Great story, not well done., 15 June 2009
Author: randi75 from California

This is an amazing story about a true hero. However, the filmmaker should have let the story and characters stand on their own. Instead he injected himself into it, playing narrator and saying things like "he changed my life." This film didn't need a narrator at all. The other soldiers did a great job of telling the story.

Without needing to, the film crosses into the realm of schmaltzy with its music and "hero shots". He removes the opportunity for the audience to consider for themselves how brave the acts of this man are. I'm glad the story was told but I wish the filmmaker had taken his feelings out of it and let the audience come to same conclusion without forcing it on them.

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