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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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Who should see this film? Everyone! Simply everyone! 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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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Who should see this film? Everyone! Simply everyone!, 1 February 2005
Author: (rogcourts@aol.com) from Southaven, Mississippi

Like the reviewer above, I saw "The Conscientious Objector" at the 2004 Heartland Film Festival in Indianapolis. Content such as that included in this fine film is the primary reason for the importance of the documentary medium. As soon as I can obtain a DVD of the film, I will begin sharing it with friends and family, because surely this is a piece of Americana that should have the widest possible audience. This film has a linger effect that makes me recall the courage and integrity and heroism of the protagonist, Desmond Doss, over and over again. This man is a sterling example of what can happen if a person stands for something and refuses to allow his/her resolve to be shaken. The film should find a broad audience among a great variety of groups, from churches to service organizations to grade, high school, and university students, because the human soul is nourished by true accounts such as this. The filmmaker, Terry Benedict, deserves accolades for recognizing in Mr. Doss the stuff that has made our Country great.

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