World War II 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.
A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.
The true story of Desmond T. Doss, the conscientious objector who, at the Battle of Okinawa, was awarded 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
The war movie The Lighthorsemen (1987), set during World War I features a pacifist character who does not kill. This movie featured a central character who was also a pacifist character, with his pacifism in World War II being the major theme in the picture. This movie was released twenty-nine years after The Lighthorsemen (1987) and was directed by Mel Gibson, who had starred in the classic Australian feature film about World War I, Gallipoli (1981), which was directed by Peter Weir. Gallipoli (1981) and The Lighthorsemen (1987) shared two major filming locations of Port Lincoln and the Flinders Ranges, which are located in South Australia. Gallipoli (1981) and this movie won several AFI/AACTA Australian film awards, including Best Film, with The Lighthorsemen (1987) winning a couple of AFI awards, the same number as this movie won Oscars. See more »
Recruits drilling in the background at Fort Jackson are using a step, cadence, and arm swing of the Austrailian Army, not the US Army. This reflects the filming location and the extras who, presumably were largely not familiar with proper US Army "quick time" drill which has a more natural shorter arm swing and cadence. See more »
Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the Earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall. But those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow weary. They will walk and not be faint.
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I was fortunate enough to see an advanced screening of HACKSAW RIDGE in Hollywood and was impressed. The screenplay is authentically-driven to the last detail and portrays the horrors (and prejudices) of wartime conduct. I knew we were watching an epic film when at the conclusion, the audience was stunned so much so that the applause was delayed.
If you consider yourself a true patriot of America, this movie portrays YOUR values in a blessed light. For ONE gentlemen, amidst extremely adverse treatment by his own comrades and even more deadly hated by his enemy to have save SO many men... is simply epic.
I watched the advanced screening with members of the military and faith community alike. At no time did anyone retract from the horrors of war or add asinine political commentary. We all understood that soldiers fight for one another before they fight for a cause and that hatred of war is universal; even among soldiers.
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