Hacksaw Ridge (2016) - Plot Summary Poster


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  • 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
  • A man grieves on the tombstones of his army company that laid their lives for the United States during World War I. Back home, he raises his boys in a pious setting and asks them to shun weapons. After a naughty fight turns awry, Desmond reads the Bible and vows not to harm another human in his life hereon. Desmond then saves the life of a worker, experiencing a wholesome satisfaction in the process. In the hospital, he is smitten by a nurse, who he dates thereafter. Seeing the Japanese provocation leading to the World War II, both the sons enlist, adding to the ire of the father who despises his sons taking to the Army. The rigorous regimen of training in the Army require Desmond to clear his firearms training, but after a huge tiff with his seniors, his father, an old corporal, intervenes to save Desmond from being court-martialed and serve with the Army as a medic. They get posted to Hacksaw Ridge, Okinawa. A win there would ensure Japanese surrender to the USA. What happens thereon?

    - Written by PipingHotViews
  • 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.

    - Written by bravomailer


The film starts with very VERY graphic, visceral images of warfare. Soldiers are blown apart, burnt alive...

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