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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

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WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.

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James Pinnick
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Lucky Ford
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Hiker
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Hiker's Friend
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Bertha Doss
Jarin Towney ...
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Tim McGarry ...
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Lynchburg Doctor
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Richard Platt ...
Flirting Hospital Soldier
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Storyline

The true story of Desmond Doss, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, won the Medal of Honor for his incredible bravery and regard for his fellow soldiers. We see his upbringing and how this shaped his views, especially his religious view and anti-killing stance. We see Doss's trials and tribulations after enlisting in the US Army and trying to become a medic. Finally, we see the hell on Earth that was Hacksaw Ridge. Written by grantss

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One of the greatest heroes in American history never fired a bullet. See more »

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Drama | History | War

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Rated R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images | See all certifications »

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4 November 2016 (USA)  »

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The Conscientious Objector  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$15,190,758 (USA) (4 November 2016)

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$65,089,527 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Stan Jensen from the Seventh-day Adventist Church took this story to screenwriter/producer Gregory Crosby in the late 1990s. See more »

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Desmond's father, Tom Doss appears in his World War I Army uniform with his medals: the Silver Star Medal, the WWI Victory Medal with clasps and the Croix de Guerre. In the film the WWI Victory Medal is shown with 3 clasps: the France service clasp, the Cambrai combat clasp and the Ypres-Lys combat clasp. Service clasps were not worn if the soldier earned a combat clasp, so the France clasp should not be present. US forces at Cambrai consisted of only the 11th, 12th and 14th Engineer Regiments. Tom has an infantry disc on his collar, not an engineer disc. No US unit is known to be present at both Cambrai and Ypres-Lys. Tom is wearing the 1939-1945 Croix de Guerre; he should be wearing the 1914-1918 Croix de Guerre for distinguished service in WWI. See more »

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Sgt Howell: Have you ever roped a goat, Hollywood?
Hollywood Zane: No, Sarge.
Sgt Howell: Have you ever looked into a goat's eyes?
Hollywood Zane: No, Sarge.
Sgt Howell: Good. That would be unnatural.
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We're Gonna Have To Slap The Dirty Little Jap
Words and Music by Bob Miller
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Administered by: Universal Music Publishing Pty Ltd
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Saviour Private Doss
2 November 2016 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Just watched this movie at the pre-screening and feel like I owe it to the creators to write a review. Having read other reviews, it is hard to stay original, so first are few thoughts that I shared with the others. Great to have Mel Gibson back in the directors seat. I will be surprised if we don't see this film in a few Oscars categories. Now, few thoughts of my own. The movie depicts brutality of war in gory details, so much so, that I had to turn my eyes away from screen couple of times. However, I do understand why this was important to the story line. It was done so that we could truly appreciate Doss's act of bravery, feel it like we were there and witnessed it firsthand - nothing was left out. The story grabs you from beginning and does not let you off until very end - after the movie I turned back and half of the girls in the theater were still wiping tears. Bottom line - instant classic that will find it's place on the shelf next to the likes of Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers.


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