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The Conscientious Objector -- The Conscientious Objector is a multiple award-winning documentary which tells the incredible true story of Desmond T. Doss, a World War II hero who never once touched a firearm.

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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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NewsDesk:
(12 articles)
Gibson is headed for Hacksaw Ridge
 (From IF.com.au. 3 February 2015, 12:07 PM, PST)

Im Global boards Hacksaw Ridge
 (From ScreenDaily. 28 January 2015, 11:55 AM, PST)

Mel Gibson, Andrew Garfield in Talks for World War II Drama ‘Hacksaw Ridge’
 (From Variety - Film News. 20 November 2014, 2:28 PM, PST)

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Steven Spielberg should make a movie from this story 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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Steven Spielberg should make a movie from this story, 8 August 2010

The real life story of Desmond Doss is so compelling it should be seen by a larger audience. Unfortunately a documentary will never enjoy the popularity of a movie.

Only Spielberg could do it justice. Perhaps he will read this. I can only repeat what other reviewers have said.

I am not a Christian, I am not even religious, but I cannot fathom how so much luck could have been with any man. I actually consider it surreal. It makes me wonder !!!

Yes, I agree, everyone should see this movie, which is why I say Spielberg should make it into a drama and it should be given to schools - to churches and distributed freely.

It is too good a story to leave as a somewhat obscure documentary.

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