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A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately they find true freedom by forgiving their enemies.... See more »

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Capt. Ernest 'Ernie' Gordon
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Maj. Ian Campbell
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Lt. Jim 'Yankee' Reardon
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Dusty Miller
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Takashi Nagase
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Sgt. Ito
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Lt. Col. Stuart McLean
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Capt. Noguchi
John Gregg ...
Camp Doctor Coates
Shû Nakajima ...
Nagatomo (as Shu Nakajima)
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Sgt. Roger Primrose
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Lt. Foxworth
James McCarthy ...
Norman
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Wallace Hamilton
Winton Nicholson ...
Duncan
Tracy Anderson ...
Crazy Man
Duff Armour ...
Jan
Robert Jobe ...
Lars
Jeremy Pippin ...
Young Dutch Soldier
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John
Christopher Gyre ...
Cockney
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Irishman (as Sergio Alarcon)
Kelli Walchek ...
Scottish Mother
Jonathan Chapman ...
Server
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Captain Paratrooper
Richard Joseph Lafond Jr. ...
American Soldier (as Richard Lafond Jr.)
Ben Huddleston ...
Young Scot (as Benjamin A. Huddleston)
Daryl Bonilla ...
POW
Clyde Yamashita ...
Japanese NCO
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Guard #1
Koji Haga ...
Guard #2
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ernest Gordon ...
Himself (uncredited)
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Soldier (uncredited)
Nick Meaney ...
(uncredited)
Takashi Nagase ...
Himself (uncredited)
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Paratrooper (uncredited)

Directed by

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David L. Cunningham

Written by

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Ernest Gordon ... (book)
 
Brian Godawa ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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David L. Cunningham ... producer
Sybil Danning ... executive producer
Penelope L. Foster ... co-producer
Enock N. Freire ... associate producer
Jack Hafer ... producer
Nava Levin ... line producer
Edwin L. Marshall ... associate producer
Greg Newman ... executive producer
Page Ostrow ... co-producer
John Quested ... executive producer
Scott Walchek ... executive producer

Music by

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John Cameron

Cinematography by

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Greg Gardiner ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Tim Silano

Editorial Department

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Clive Bates ... assistant editor
Jordan Dawes ... first assistant editor
Mike Fraser ... negative cutter
Ezra Hubbard ... first assistant editor
Scott Juergens ... assistant editor: avid
Angie Luckey ... assistant editor
Conor Mackey ... assistant editor
Larry Manke ... telecine colorist (as Larry P. Manke)
Gavin McCarron ... negative cutter
J. Aaron Stinde ... post-production assistant
Anne Marie Wilson ... post-production assistant: Los Angeles

Casting By

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Allison Cowitt
Mike Fenton
Celestia Fox

Production Design by

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Paul Sylbert

Art Direction by

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Patrick Lumb

Set Decoration by

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Daniel Loren May

Costume Design by

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Tami Mor ... (as Tammy Mor)
Rina Ramon

Makeup Department

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Christopher Burdett ... special makeup technician
Ania Harasimiak ... makeup department head (as Anna Harasimiak)
Emily Katz ... key makeup artist
Kea Katz ... additional makeup artist
Susan Kelber ... head hair stylist (as Susan J. Kelber)
Erin Lyons ... makeup artist
Cheryl Markowitz ... makeup artist
Joanne Ryan ... additional makeup artist
Gary J. Tunnicliffe ... special makeup effects artist
Stella Tzanidakis ... makeup artist (as Stella)

Production Management

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Philippa Atterton ... production manager: Scotland
Roy Benson ... post-production supervisor
Daniel R. Chavez ... executive in charge of post production
Jordan Dawes ... post-production supervisor
Lizz Grant ... production supervisor
Nava Levin ... unit production manager
Verne Nobles ... executive in charge of production
John Orland ... post-production supervisor
Piya Pestonji ... unit production manager: Thailand

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Cara McCastlain Fisher ... second assistant director (as Cara McCastlain)
Joel Jeffrey Nishimine ... first assistant director
Eileen O'Brien ... second second assistant director (as Eileen Sue O'Brien)
Don Poquette ... first assistant director
Fay Selby ... first assistant director: additional Scotland second unit
Lon Takiguchi ... second second assistant director
J.B. Tyson ... second assistant director

Art Department

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Randy Bauling ... storyboard artist
Richard Beach ... head greensman
Kaanoi Cabrina ... craft service assistant
Brian 'Junior' Chebatoris ... greens person
Harold Collins ... construction coordinator
David Dahlberg ... construction foremen
Don Dalstra ... construction foremen
Mitchell Fedi ... assistant props
Dana Gonsalves ... constructor
Michael J. Gregg ... greens person
Leo 'The Wheel' Hagen ... greens person
Alfred Hammond ... constructor
Kory Hellebust ... on-set dresser
Gene Henry ... constructor
Gabriel Higgins ... property master
Ics ... property master
Jesse Jimenez ... stand-by scenic artist
Andrew Kahale ... constructor
Ken Larson ... property associate
Brenda Leigh ... charge scenic artist
Harold Leone ... constructor
Chucka Lopes ... constructor
José López ... constructor
Raymond López ... constructor
Nicholas May ... lead person
David McNelly ... construction foremen
Naomi Olson ... constructor
Darall Pascua ... constructor
Kevin Reed ... constructor
Chris Reiner ... stand-by carpenter
Edith Stadig ... assistant designer
Thomas Tin ... constructor
Kelly Tissot ... art department coordinator

Sound Department

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Lydia Andrew ... assistant sound editor
Paul Aulicino ... assistant sound editor
Gregg Barbanell ... foley artist
Brian Blamey ... sound effects editor
Michael C. Casper ... re-recording mixer
William Cawley ... sound assistant
Simon Chase ... assistant sound editor
Bradley Clouse ... first assistant sound editor
Robert Farr ... re-recording mixer
Keith A. Garcia ... additional sound recordist
Daniel Hastings ... boom operator
John Ireland ... dialogue editor
Ben Jacob ... sound mixer (as Itamar Ben-Jacob)
Chai Khongsirawat ... sound mixer: Thailand
David MacMillan ... boom operator: Scotland
Steve Mann ... sound effects editor
Dennis McTaggart ... sound effects editor
Steve Nelson ... sound effects editor
Jay Nierenberg ... supervising sound editor
Pipat Puengmai ... boom operator: Thailand
Bruce Stambler ... supervising sound editor
Becky Sullivan ... supervising adr editor
Andy Thompson ... re-recording mixer
Tim Walston ... sound designer
Bernard Weiser ... sound editor
Jack Whittaker ... sound editor
Robin Whittaker ... assistant sound editor (as Robin Quinn)
Mike Wood ... sound editor
Simon Woodward ... sound recordist: Scotland
Mark Kenna ... consultant: Dolby film sound (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Archie Ahuna ... special effects coordinator (as Archie K. Ahuna)
Fern N. Ahuna ... special effects assistant
Patricia P. Ahuna ... special effects p.a.
Tim Baxter ... optical effects
Clarence Logan ... special effects assistant

Visual Effects by

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Tom Baker ... digital effects coordinator
Kristen Branan ... executive producer: digital.art.media
James Castle ... digital effects supervisor: Digital.Art.Media
Craig A. Mumma ... visual effects supervisor: Digital.Art.Media (as Craig Mumma)
Rocco Passionino ... digital effects supervisor: Digital.Art.Media
Joshua D. Rose ... visual effects producer: Whisdom Entertainment
Kathy Siegel ... visual effects supervisor
James D. Tittle ... facility manager: digital.art.media

Stunts

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John Medlen ... stunt coordinator / stunts

Camera and Electrical Department

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Julie Bills ... second assistant camera: Scotland
Lewis Buchan ... first assistant camera: Scotland
Khumban Chockanan ... assistant camera: Thailand
John Duncan ... grip electric: Scotland
Austin G. Fraser ... best boy grip
Jason Fratis ... assistant chief lighting technician
Christian Froude ... best boy accountant
Jeffrey B. Gregg ... lamp operator
Michael J. Gregg ... company grip
Julie Helton ... second assistant camera: "b" camera
Bob Johnson ... camera operator: "b" camera / gaffer
Mark Kalaugher ... lamp operator
Lee Kaneakua ... key grip
Michael Keola Jones ... lamp operator
Ned Martin ... vistavision camera operator
J. Steven Matzinger ... first assistant camera
Annie McEveety ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
John McEveety ... second assistant camera
Ossie McLean ... camera operator: "b" camera
Jason Naumann ... videographer: behind-the-scenes footage
Willie Navarro ... videographer: behind-the-scenes footage
Kevin O'Brien ... first assistant camera: Scotland
Voranon Paipad ... loader: Thailand
Derrick Peters ... second assistant camera: Scotland
Mario Pérez ... still photographer
John Skeo ... company grip
Reid Keoki Smith ... dolly grip
Russell Steen ... director of photography: Scotland and Thailand (as Russell D. Steen)
Sambut Tiyasutiporn ... grip: Thailand
Rick Wood ... director of photography: additional second unit, Scotland
Michael Yaeger ... camera loader

Casting Department

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Ros Bellenger ... casting: Austrailia (as Ros Breeden)
Anna Fishburn ... casting: Honolulu
Elisa Gil-Osorio ... casting assistant
Linda Graham ... extras casting: Kauai
Tamara Jeffries ... extras casting: Kauai
Angela Tillson ... extras casting
Masayuki Yui ... casting: Japan

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Courtney Dawn Logan ... wardrobe production assistant
Rotem Noyfeld ... set costumer
Tony Perri ... set costumer
Andrew Slyder ... set costumer

Location Management

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Robert D. Crotty ... location scout
Lynda McCaig ... location manager: Scotland
Mark Pecqueur ... location coordinator: Scotland
Nitad 'Lek' Srisomsap ... location manager: Thailand

Music Department

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John Cameron ... conductor / music supervisor / orchestrator
Dirk Campbell ... musician: bagpipes
Oliver Cohen ... assistant music editor
Terry Edwards ... chorus director: London Voices Chorus
Alex Gibson ... music editor
Robert Hathaway ... music editor
London Symphony Orchestra ... music performed by
Sarah Zilesnick ... music production assistant

Script and Continuity Department

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Lori Grabowski ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

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Santi Boonkanok ... driver: Thailand
Fred Hammond ... production driver
Nathan Ho'okano ... production driver
Robert Jordan ... production driver
Lee Kasena ... driver: Thailand
Alfred Kupo Jr. ... production driver
Ton Nukrob ... driver: Thailand
Petch Phuengsap ... driver: Thailand
Ray Scanlan ... production driver
Nui Supreecha ... driver: Thailand
Harry Ueshiro ... transportation captain
Kurt Vidinha ... production driver
Richard R. Vidinha ... assistant transportation captain
Lin Wattana ... driver: Thailand
Robert Wilson ... production driver
Warren Yoshioka ... production driver

Other crew

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Donovan K. Ahuna Jr. ... craft service assistant
Donovan Ahuna ... head craft service
Lucero Ainstein ... intern
Stuart Andrews ... keyboard programmer
Clifford Apo ... production assistant
Randy Bauling ... stand-in
Santi Boonkanok ... production assistant: Thailand
Frank Bukoski ... security officer
Lesley Burbridge ... unit publicist
Chrysten Busch ... intern
Jack Cambra Jr. ... craft service assistant
Ginger Carlson ... caterer
Peter Chakra ... intern
Paul L. Crotty ... military advisor: allied forces
Judith Cunningham ... production coordinator: Scotland
Helene Rhye Daub ... production office assistant
Maurice Dunster ... assistant: Kiefer Sutherland
Don Ellison ... staff: University of the nations
Stephen Eyer ... assistant production coordinator
Fidelis Ezch ... intern
Lauralee Farrer ... assistant: Jack Hafer
Richard A. Faye ... wrangler
Ernest Gordon ... stills courtesy of
Alonzo Greer ... key set production assistant
Kichang Han ... intern
Peter Heckmann ... website and multimedia designer
Paul Hendison ... production executive
Rita Hollingsworth ... unit publicist
Trisha Hoving ... intern
Paul Huber ... intern
Ingrid Hubik Friere ... Los Angeles coordinator: Scotland / associate to producer
Julieta B. Hubik ... unit intercessor
Ben Huddleston ... set production assistant
Bill Hudson ... insurance provider
Inori Ito ... script translator: Japanese
Takashi Ito ... script translator: Japanese
Sandra Jennings ... caterer
Natalie Joyce ... assistant accountant
Veronica Juarez ... staff: University of the nations
Peter Kahale ... production assistant
Lee Kasena ... production assistant: Thailand
Harriet Katz-Stevens ... post-production accountant
Elaine Lasota ... assistant: Penelope L. Foster
Maya Levin ... production office assistant
Mark Litwak ... attorney / producer's representative
Suzanne Lofthus ... craft service: Scotland
Marcus Love-McGuirk ... assistant: Robert Carlyle
Edwin L. Marshall ... production coordinator: los angeles
Jessica A. Milstein ... production coordinator
Alyssa Montalbano ... intern
Takashi Nagase ... stills courtesy of
Patricia Navarro ... staff: university of the nations
Tim Norton ... caterer
Ton Nukrob ... production assistant: Thailand
Ryan O'Quinn ... adr voice
Melvin S. Ota ... production assistant
Eric Outcalt ... stand-in
Petch Phuengsap ... production assistant: Thailand
Holly Rezentes-Leayman ... production secretary
Peter Riopta ... production assistant
John Roscoe ... on-set medic
Jessie Scherle ... staff: university of the nations
David Suliven ... production assistant
Nui Supreecha ... production assistant: Thailand
Chris Thornton ... production office assistant
Brian Tuzon ... production assistant
Bas Van Den Eijkhof ... intern
Richard R. Vidinha ... wrangler
Lin Wattana ... production assistant: Thailand
Whitney J. Willard ... production accountant
Anne Marie Wilson ... intern: Kauai
Masayuki Yui ... advisor: Japanese military and culture

Thanks

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Argyll ... special thanks
Al Burns ... special thanks: Iatse Local 665
Gavin Cargill ... special thanks
Stirling Castle ... special thanks
Benjamin Cayetano ... thanks: governor
Georgette Deemer ... thanks: Hawaii Film Office
Judy Drosd ... thanks: Kauai Film Commission
Ernest Gordon ... in memory of / very special thanks
Audrey Holmes McCormick ... thanks
Matthew Hutchinson ... very special thanks
Maryanne Kusaka ... special thanks (as Mayor Maryanne Kusaka)
Sue Mallet ... thanks
George McClane ... special thanks (as Dr. George McClane)
Frank Metz ... special thanks: Tzell Travel
John Moffatt ... thanks
Takashi Nagase ... special thanks
Martha Savelio ... thanks
William Shankel ... special thanks
Harry Ueshiro ... special thanks: The Teamsters Local 399
Larry Werner ... thanks

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

A true story about four Allied POWs who endure harsh treatment from their Japanese captors during World War II while being forced to build a railroad through the Burmese jungle. Ultimately they find true freedom by forgiving their enemies. Based on the true story of Ernest Gordon. Written by Anonymous

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Taglines In war, you have to survive See more »
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Also Known As
  • Chungkai, le camp des survivants (France)
  • Gefangen in der Hölle (Germany)
  • To End All Wars - Die wahre Hölle (Germany)
  • Más allá del deber (Spain)
  • Последната война (Bulgaria, Bulgarian title)
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Runtime
  • 125 min
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Budget $14,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia According to the film's closing epilogue, after World War 2, Captain Ernest Gordon became Dean of the Chapel at Princeton University for twenty-six years (becoming the Reverend Ernest Gordon) whilst former Japanese Imperial Translator Takashi Nagase became a Buddhist monk. Moreover, fifty-five years after World War II, Gordon and former Nagase met at the Death Railway Cementery in Thailand, which is depicted in-part at the end of this film. See more »
Goofs The real commander of the 2nd battalion Argyll and Sutherland Highlanders, Lieutenant Colonel Ian Stewart, was not killed in a POW camp. He, and some others, managed to escape to India. See more »
Soundtracks MO MHIANN (HEALING HEART) See more »
Quotes Ernest Gordon: Lt. Jim Reardon, Merchant Marine, one of the few Americans in the area, attached himself to the Argyles during the Allied surrender. We called him "Yanker," because he was an American - and a bit of a wanker.
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