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Only the Brave (2006)

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A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd. In ... See full summary »



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mary Takata
Lane Nishikawa ...
Sgt. Jimmy Takata
Greg Watanabe ...
Pvt. Freddy Watada
Sgt. Steve 'Zaki' Senzaki
Cpl. Johnny 'Nomu' Nomura
Sgt. Glenn 'Tak' Takase
Sgt. Yukio 'Yuk' Nakajo
Father Jordan (as Ehecatl Chavez)
Sara Shields ...
Renee Jordan
Casey Koiwai ...
Johnny Nomura Jr.
Jordan Nakahara ...
Betty Nomura
Dr. Richard 'Doc' Naganuma
Pvt. Al 'Kauai' Nakamura
Cpl. Richard 'Hilo' Imamura (as Garret T. Sato)


A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd. In 1941, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, overnight Japanese Americans were put into internment camps for the duration of the war. Determined to prove their loyalty, 1400 Japanese Americans successfully petitioned the government to serve becoming the 100th Infantry Battalion. They were sent to North Africa, Italy and finally France were they performed an impossibly-dangerous rescue of the Texas 36th Division. During their two years of combat these men received an unparalleled 21 Medals of Honor, 9,486 Purple Hearts, 8 Presidential Citations, 53 Distinguished Service Crosses, 588 Silver Stars and 5,200 Bronze stars - making them the most decorated unit of their size in American military history. This is their story. Written by Randolph Kret

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21 Medals of Honor, 9,486 Purple Hearts, 588 Silver Stars, 5,200 Bronze Stars. This is their story


Drama | War

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Rated R for some war violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

17 February 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A Honra dos Guerreiros  »

Box Office


$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$22,135 (USA) (28 May 2010)


$142,060 (USA) (9 July 2010)

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Japanese eye-opener?
1 June 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I was privileged to be able to see this movie @ a screening put on by the filmmaker @ The Majestic Theatre in Seattle Washington. This movie was very eye-opening for anyone that hasn't experienced or looked into the Japanese during the time they were put into internment camps.

There are some great action scenes but also slow scenes... they all intermix and show the lives of the people fighting in an American War. I thought this movie was very moving and touching but very slow at some points where the point was made and needed to move on. The acting in this movie was great and at some points, I almost shed a tear because the movie was so touching. I would recommend this movie to anyone willing to learn about cultural differences between Americans and Japanese-Americans.

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