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The lives of a close-knit group of brothers growing up in Iowa during the days of the Great Depression and of World War II and their eventual deaths in action in the Pacific theater are chronicled in this film based on a true story.Written by
The meaning and relevance of this movie's title, The Fighting Sullivans, is that they were five Irish-American brothers who died about the same time whilst serving on the American light cruiser USS Juneau (CL-52) during World War II. This vessel was torpedoed and sunk in the South Pacific on 13 November 1942 during the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. The names of the brothers, the Fighting Sullivans, were Frank, Joe, Matt, Al and George. See more »
In the first scene of the brothers as little boys they race from home to the railroad to see their father pull away on the train, and the last fence they have to climb over to reach the rail yard is shown first as a wooden-framed wire fence which the oldest four brothers climb over, but in the next cut to the fence, showing the youngest brother Al climbing over, the fence is missing it's wood frame and is instead an all-wire fence. See more »
George Thomas Sullivan, I baptize thee in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Ghost.
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This has to be the greatest tearjerker of all time. I was only an early teenager when I saw this (now 66), and I cried till the sun came up, as I lie in bed trying to sleep after seeing it. Thomas Mitchell was just too much as the bereaved father, and I have felt a close kinship to him because of what he went through for what seems like all of my life. I wanted to take him in my arms and comfort him somehow. His boys were so filled with wonder and joy, and so young and excited about life. The movie almost culminates everything that is so devastating about war, but makes the point that it has its place in the weaknesses of mankind, and the fact that we all are, after all, just human.
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