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Two U.S. Marines in World War II are assigned to protect Navajo Marines, who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.

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Joe Enders
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Ben Yahzee
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Hjelmstad
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Chick
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Pappas
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Harrigan
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Nellie
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Charlie Whitehorse
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Rita
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Ox Henderson
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Major Mellitz
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Fortino
Cameron Thor ...
Mertens
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Ear Doctor
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Colonel Hollings
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Kittring
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Hasby (as Clayton Barber)
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Camp Tarawa Staff Sergeant
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Marine
Brian Maynard ...
Corpsman (as Brian F. Maynard)
Albert Smith ...
Navajo Man
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Field Hospital Colonel (as James Dever)
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Navajo Instructor
Jim Morse ...
Marine Recruit
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Code Instructor Sergeant
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Technical Sergeant
Glen Begay ...
Radio Codetalker
Ross Lasi Tanoai ...
Eddie the Bartender
Brian Kasai ...
Japanese Intelligence Officer
Hiroshi Mori ...
Japanese Radio Operator (as Hiroshi 'Rosh' Mori)
John Takeshi Ichikawa ...
Japanese Bunker Commander
Christopher T. Yamamoto ...
Japanese Bunker Gunner
Marc McClellan ...
Marine Artillery Commander
Steve Tanizaki ...
Japanese Artillery Officer
Malcolm Dohi ...
Battleship Codetalker
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Battleship Petty Officer
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Tanapag Boy
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Tanapag Mother
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NCO
Carissa Jung ...
Tanapag Girl
Wataru Yoshida ...
Japanese Artillery Man
Junya Oishi ...
Japanese Artillery Sighter
Jiro Koga ...
Japanese Artillery Gunner
Lynn Kawailele Allen ...
Hula Dancer
Tina Leialoha Gube ...
Hula Dancer
Alewa T. Olotoa ...
Hula Dancer
Ilima Pumphrey ...
Hula Dancer
Lena Savaiinaea ...
Hula Dancer
Kaliko Scott ...
Hula Dancer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
John Steven Rocha ...
Marine (as John Rocha)
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Private Povovich (uncredited)
Jim Carretta ...
Platoon Sergeant (uncredited)
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Japanese Soldier (uncredited)
Toshiro Cinemasen ...
Japanese Soldier (uncredited)
Jerry DeCapua ...
Camp announcer (uncredited) (voice)
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Politician (uncredited)
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WWII U.S. Marine (uncredited)
Christopher Gilbertson ...
Marine (uncredited)
David L. Hall ...
Soldier in Convoy (uncredited)
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Corps Marine (uncredited)
Shannon Holzer ...
Marine (uncredited)
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Japanese Officer (uncredited)
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Japanese Soldier (uncredited)
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Marine (uncredited)
Keii Johnston ...
Marine (uncredited)
Jordan Kirkwood ...
Marine Radioman B Company (uncredited)
John Kirsch ...
Marine (uncredited)
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Dying Japanese Soldier (uncredited)
Steve Lindsay ...
Discharged Platoon Sergeant (uncredited)
Michael Ng ...
Japanese Soldier (uncredited)
Nils Oliveto ...
U.S. Marine (uncredited)
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Injured soldier (uncredited)
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Marine (uncredited)
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Japanese Soldier (uncredited)
Bobby Silva ...
Private Ricks (uncredited)
John Thomas ...
Core Group Marine (uncredited)
Ren Urano ...
Japanese Radioman (uncredited)
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Hospital Room Patient (uncredited)
Reese Williams ...
Platoon Sergeant (uncredited)
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Camp Tarawa Marine (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Woo

Written by

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John Rice ... (written by) &
Joe Batteer ... (written by)

Produced by

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Arthur Anderson ... co-producer
Terence Chang ... producer
C.O. Erickson ... executive producer
Tracie Graham-Rice ... producer
Caroline Macaulay ... co-producer
Alison R. Rosenzweig ... producer
John J. Smith ... line producer
Richard Stenta ... line producer
Stephen Traxler ... associate producer
John Woo ... producer

Music by

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James Horner

Cinematography by

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Jeffrey L. Kimball ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Jeff Gullo
Steven Kemper
Tom Rolf

Editorial Department

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Ray Boniker ... first assistant editor (as Raymond Boniker)
Gary Burritt ... negative cutter
Tony Chiu ... second assistant editor
Michael Healey ... colorist
Dennis McNeill ... color timer (as Denny McNeill)
Janet Ogletree ... editor: avid
John Quinn ... post-production assistant

Casting By

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Mindy Marin

Production Design by

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Holger Gross

Art Direction by

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Kevin Ishioka

Set Decoration by

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Richard C. Goddard ... (as Richard Goddard)

Makeup Department

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Federico Cervantes ... body makeup effects artist (as Fred Cervantes)
Janis Clark ... key hair stylist
Joseph Coscia ... hair stylist: Nicolas Cage
Mitchell J. Coughlin ... special effects makeup supervisor (as Mitch Coughlin)
Carol F. Doran ... wig maker (as Carol Doran)
William A. Farley ... hair stylist: Nicolas Cage (as William Farley)
Rufus Hearn ... hair technician: Kevin Yagher Productions
Jamie Kelman ... special makeup effects artist
Mark Landon ... assistant makeup artist
Steve LaPorte ... makeup department head
Bill Myer ... makeup artist
Maggie Myer ... additional makeup artist
Robert Phillips ... hair technician: Kevin Yagher Productions
Linda Rizzuto ... hair stylist
Linda Leiter Sharp ... hair stylist (as Linda Leiter-Sharp)
Rick Stratton ... key makeup effects artist
Allen Weisinger ... makeup artist: Nicolas Cage
Kevin Yagher ... special makeup effects artist
Chantal Boom'la ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Tania Kahale ... makeup artist (uncredited)
Karen Iboshi Preiser ... makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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John J. Smith ... production manager
Stephen Traxler ... production supervisor (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Arthur Anderson ... first assistant director
Jeff Bilger ... additional second assistant director
Joan Cunningham ... first assistant director: second unit / second assistant director
Randol Perelman-Taylor ... second second assistant director
Mark Rabinowitz ... dga trainee
Brian Smrz ... second unit director
Alison Troy ... additional second assistant director

Art Department

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Craig B. Ayers Sr. ... head greens coordinator
Cliff Berns ... stand-by painter
William Boyd ... general construction foreman
Gary Deaton ... construction coordinator
Michael R. Driscoll ... property assistant (as Michael Driscoll)
Michael Hansen ... assistant property master
George E. Hanson ... paint foreman (as George Hanson)
A. Todd Holland ... lead set designer
Luis G. Hoyos ... set designer
Chris Langevin ... property assistant
Don Miloyevich ... property master
Janine McEuen Newell ... construction accountant (as Janine McEuen)
Kris Peck ... property assistant
Glenn H. Roberts ... set dresser (as Glenn Roberts)
John Schacht ... lead man
Abigail Sheiner ... art department coordinator: Los Angeles
Maya Shimoguchi ... assistant art director
Lynette Wich ... art department coordinator
Liloa Wong ... on-set greensman
William Apperson ... propmaker gangboss (uncredited)
James Arrigo ... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Mike Bundlie ... graphic artist (uncredited)
Ryan D. Compton ... propmaker (uncredited)
Ethan Goodwin ... art department assistant (uncredited)
Gary Harper ... assistant property master (uncredited)
Bill Hay ... props (uncredited)
Robert Ikeda ... set dresser (uncredited)
John S. Karas ... welding foreman (uncredited)
Robert Kusler ... tool man (uncredited)
Craig K. Lewis ... set dresser (uncredited)
Tony Miller ... lead plaster foreman (uncredited)
Edward Nua ... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Ron D. Peake ... welder (uncredited)
Neil Saiger ... propmaker foreman (uncredited)
Randy Severino ... set dresser (uncredited)
Hraefn Wulfson ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Lee Alexander ... additional sound mixer
Christopher Assells ... sound effects editor: director's cut
Burtis Bills ... sound effects recordist
Bryan Bowen ... sound designer / sound effects editor
Jamie Christopherson ... additional sound
David A. Cohen ... dialogue editor
Zack Davis ... adr supervisor
Dino Dimuro ... sound effects editor: director's cut
Sean England ... machine room operator
Victor Ray Ennis ... co-supervising sound editor
Paul Flinchbaugh ... digital assistant
David E. Fluhr ... re-recording mixer
Nerses Gezalyan ... foley mixer
Hector C. Gika ... sound effects editor: director's cut
Thomas Giordano ... cable person (as Tom Giordano)
Laura Graham ... adr editor
Glynna Grimala ... additional sound
Gabriel Guy ... mix technician
Dan Hegeman ... sound effects editor: director's cut
Michael Hertlein ... dialogue editor
Dutch Hill ... additional sound
Paul Jyrälä ... sound editor
David Kudell ... assistant sound editor / digital assistant / sound assistant: director's cut
Tony Lamberti ... additional sound
Lee W. Lebaigue ... digital assistant
James Moriana ... foley artist (as James M. Moriana)
Mark Ormandy ... sound effects recordist
Willard Overstreet ... foley editor
Eliza Pollack Zebert ... adr editor
Brandon Proctor ... mix technician
Alan Rankin ... co-supervising sound editor
Perry Robertson ... sound effects editor
Steve Romanko ... machine room operator (as Stave Romanko)
Ronald G. Roumas ... re-recordist (as Ron Roumas)
Geoffrey G. Rubay ... additional sound
Jurgen Scharpf ... mix technician
Joel Shryack ... boom operator
Daniel Sperry ... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Wylie Stateman ... sound effects recordist
Mark P. Stoeckinger ... sound supervisor
Bruce Tanis ... sound designer / sound effects editor
Randy Thom ... re-recording sound mixer
Jon Title ... sound effects editor: director's cut
Jeffrey Wilhoit ... foley artist
Jay Wilkinson ... sound recordist
Wade Wilson ... sound editor
Greg Zimmerman ... foley recordist
Christopher Barnett ... sound mix engineer (uncredited)
Gerald Beg ... boom operator (uncredited)
Greg Curda ... production sound mixer (uncredited)
Peter Gleaves ... adr mixer (uncredited)
Eric J. Goldstein ... additional boom (uncredited)
Richard Bryce Goodman ... production sound mixer (uncredited)
Kimaree Long ... adr editor (uncredited) / dialogue editor (uncredited)
Robert Lowe ... boom operator (uncredited)
Kate Lumpkin ... utility sound (uncredited)
Michael Miller ... adr mixer (uncredited)
George Peterson Jr. ... re-recordist (uncredited)
Chris Quilty ... boom operator day player: second unit (uncredited)
Kent Sparling ... mix technician (uncredited)
Randy Thom ... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Tami Treadwell ... adr recordist (uncredited)
Tim Wolfe ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Jan Aaris ... special effects supervisor (as Jan H. Aaris)
Rick Cedillo ... body fabrication: Kevin Yagher Productions
Federico Cervantes ... mold/lab technician: Kevin Yagher Productions (as Fred Cervantes)
Phil Cory ... special effects coordinator
Richard Cory ... special effects foreman
Mitchell J. Coughlin ... project supervisor: Kevin Yagher Productions (as Mitch Coughlin)
David Domeyer ... special effects
Mike Edmonson ... special effects foreman (as Mike Edmondson)
John Frazier ... special effects supervisor
John Halfmann ... mold/lab technician: Kevin Yagher Productions
Chris Hanson ... painter: Kevin Yagher Productions
James Hogue ... painter: Kevin Yagher Productions
Tim Jarvis ... mold/lab technician: Kevin Yagher Productions
Jamie Kelman ... mold/lab technician: Kevin Yagher Productions
Karen Mason ... body fabrication: Kevin Yagher Productions
John McLeod ... special effects set coordinator
David Miner Jr. ... mechanical technician: Kevin Yagher Productions (as David Miner)
James Patterson ... production assistant: Kevin Yagher Productions
Steve Riley ... special effects purchaser (as Steven Riley)
Lee Romaire ... sculptor: Kevin Yagher Productions
Sharon M. Segal ... special effects accountant (as Sharon Segal)
David Selvadurai ... mold/lab technician: Kevin Yagher Productions
Bryan Sides ... studio coordinator: Kevin Yagher Productions
David Simmons ... special effects co-coordinator (as Dave Simmons)
Mark Sisson ... mold/lab technician: Kevin Yagher Productions
Nevada Smith ... mold/lab technician: Kevin Yagher Productions
Shownee Smith ... mold/lab technician: Kevin Yagher Productions
Johnnie Spence ... mechanical technician: Kevin Yagher Productions
Michael Wickerham ... mold/lab technician: Kevin Yagher Productions
Bryan Yaconelli ... special effects estimator
Chris Yagher ... studio/contract advisor: Kevin Yagher Productions (as Mark C. Yagher)
H. Barclay Aaris ... special effects (uncredited)
David Amborn ... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Fred Apolito ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Taylor Ball ... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Marc Banich ... special effects technician (uncredited)
David J. Barker ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Gary D. Bierend ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Joel P. Blanchard ... special effects crew (uncredited)
Steve Bunyea ... special effects (uncredited)
Roy K. Cancino ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Michael Clarke ... special effects technician (uncredited)
William Dawson ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Kim Derry ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Joe Digaetano ... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Ante Dugandzic ... special effects technician (uncredited)
John Fleming ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Bruce D. Hayes ... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Richard L. Hill ... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Greg C. Jensen ... on set special effects (uncredited)
Chris Jones ... special effects crew (uncredited)
Bruce Y. Kuroyama ... special effects foreman (uncredited) / special effects technician (uncredited)
Salvy Maleki ... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Ian C. McArthur ... special effects crew (uncredited)
Barry McQueary ... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Ken Mieding ... special effects (uncredited)
Martin Montoya ... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Daniel P. Murphy ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Doug Passarelli ... pyrotechnician (uncredited)
Dominic V. Ruiz ... special effects (uncredited)
J.D. Schwalm ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Valek Sykes ... special effects (uncredited)
Mario Vanillo ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Bryan Wohlers ... special effects foreman (uncredited)
Daniel Yates ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Ross Young ... special effects technician (uncredited)
Douglas D. Ziegler ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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David Altenau ... CG supervisor: Cinesite (as David T. Altenau)
Randall Bahnsen ... motion tracking: Cinesite
Jeffrey Edward Baksinski ... motion tracking supervisor: Cinesite
Lynn Basas ... CG modeler/animator: Cinesite
Artaya Boonsoong ... colorizer: Boy Wonder Visual Effects / lead compositor/animator: Boy Wonder Visual Effects
Clark Campbell ... visual effects editor
Kevin Clark ... visual effects editor: Cinesite
Kevin Elam ... visual effects producer
Joni Jacobson ... digital compositor
Darren Kiner ... CG lighter: Cinesite
Bridgitte Krupke ... visual effects coordinator: Cinesite (as Bridgitte Nance)
Vincent Lavares ... digital asset manager: Cinesite (as Vince Lavares)
David Lingenfelser ... digital compositor: Cinesite
Kevin Lingenfelser ... visual effects supervisor
Kama Moiha ... digital compositor: Cinesite
Irving Moy ... CG technical director: Cinesite
Cliff Mueller ... CG animator: Cinesite
Michael Ramirez ... motion tracker: Cinesite (as Michael A. Ramirez)
Brian Ripley ... CG texture painter: Cinesite
David Satchwell ... CG animator/lighter: Cinesite
Jerry Sells ... composite supervisor: Cinesite
Anthony Serenil ... motion tracker: Cinesite
Tony Sgueglia ... data operator: Cinesite
Payam Shohadai ... colorizer: BWVFX / digital painter: BWVFX / visual effects supervisor: BWVFX
Arthur Sutherland ... motion tracker: Cinesite
Jonathan Alvord ... Avid editor (uncredited)
Lloyd Lee Barnett ... digital compositor (uncredited)
S. Kai Bovaird ... practical model builder (uncredited)
Wally Chin ... 3D technical assistant (uncredited)
Robert Coquia Jr. ... 3D technical assistant (uncredited)
Brian Gardner ... supervisor of technology (uncredited)
Fred Jimenez ... 2D technical assistant (uncredited)
Derek Ledbetter ... visual effects (uncredited)
Chad Owen ... digital artist (uncredited)
Dante Quintana ... motion tracker (uncredited)
Jon Quon ... technical assistant: Cinesite (uncredited)
Brian Smallwood ... digital artist (uncredited)
Randy Starr ... vice president of business development: Cinesite (uncredited)

Stunts

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Tsuyoshi Abe ... stunts
Charles K. Aleka ... stunts
Kenny Alexander ... stunts
Christopher 'Critter' Antonucci ... stunts (as Chris Antonucci)
John Ashker ... stunts
Gregory J. Barnett ... stunts (as Greg Barnett)
David Barrett ... stunts
Paul Beahm ... stunts
Joey Box ... stunts
John Branagan ... stunts
Bob Brown ... stunts (as Bobbie Brown)
Troy Brown ... stunts
Richard Bucher ... stunts
Bobby Burns ... stunts
John Cade ... stunts
Christopher Caso ... stunts
Mark Chadwick ... stunts
Doc D. Charbonneau ... stunts (as Doc Charbonneau)
Eric Chen ... stunts
Arnold Chon ... stunts
Phil Culotta ... stunts (as Phil Culatta)
Darrell Davis ... stunts (as Craig Davis)
Tim A. Davison ... stunts (as Tim Davison)
Steve DeRelian ... stunts (as Stephan DeRelian)
Paul Eliopoulos ... stunts
Hasa Endo ... stunts
Jonathan Eusebio ... stunts
Roel Failma ... stunts
Dane Farwell ... stunts
Eddie J. Fernandez ... stunt double: Adam Beach (as Edward Fernandez)
Colin C.L. Fong ... stunts (as Colin Fong)
Robert 'Rock' Galotti ... stunts
Dale Gibson ... stunts
Tim Gilbert ... stunts
Tanner Gill ... stunts
Al Goto ... stunt coordinator
Shane Habberstad ... stunts
Randy Hall ... stunts
Dong Quan Ho ... stunts
Steven Ho ... stunts
Zach Hudson ... stunts
Yoshio Iizuka ... stunt performer
Brian Imada ... stunts
Steven Ito ... stunts
Terry Jackson ... stunts
Keii Johnston ... stunts
Brett A. Jones ... stunts (as Brett Jones)
Kim Kahana Jr. ... stunts
Jon W. Kishi ... stunts
Hiro Koda ... stunts
Kim Robert Koscki ... stunts (as Kim Koscki)
John Koyama ... stunts
Peter Lai ... stunts
Dan Lemieux ... stunts (as Dan Lehieux)
Will Leong ... stunts
Michael Li ... stunts
Clint Lilley ... stunts
Juddson Keith Linn ... stunts (as Juddson Linn)
Brock Little ... stunts
Johnny Martin ... stunts
Steve Martinez ... stunts (as Steven Martinez)
Dustin Meier ... stunts
Edward K. Mook ... stunts
Hien Nguyen ... stunts
Chris O'Hara ... stunts
Carrick O'Quinn ... stunts
Vladimir Orlov ... stunts
Michael Owen ... stunts (as Michael P. Owen)
Chad Parker ... stunts
Denney Pierce ... stunts
Casey Pieretti ... stunts
Stuart Quan ... stunts
Rex Reddick ... stunts (as Rex J. Reddick)
Simon Rhee ... stunts
Bro Richmond ... stunts (as Maro-uo Richmond)
Shawn Robinson ... stunts
David Rowden ... stunts
Mike Rufino ... stunts
Jon Sakata ... stunts
Spencer Sano ... stunts (as Spencer Sand)
Myke Schwartz ... stunts
Paul E. Short ... stunts (as Paul Short)
Gunter Simon ... stunts
Brian Simpson ... stunts
Brian Smrz ... stunt coordinator
Gregg Smrz ... stunt coordinator
Erik Stabenau ... stunts
Mark Stefanich ... stunts
Jim Stephan ... stunts
Philip Tan ... stunts
Frank Torres ... stunts
Gary Toy ... stunts
Michael Trisler ... stunts
Jon Valera ... stunts
Jose Vasquez ... stunts
Lee Waddell ... stunts
David Wald ... stunts
Scott Waugh ... stunts
Alex Wen ... stunts
Lee Whittaker ... stunts
Brian J. Williams ... stunts
Thomas Williams ... stunts (as Thomas E. Williams)
Danny Wong ... stunts
Scott Workman ... stunts
Eddie Yansick ... co-stunt coordinator / stunt double: Nicolas Cage
Marcus Young ... stunts
Ron Yuan ... stunts
Joey Box ... stunt double: Christian Slater (uncredited)
Christian J. Fletcher ... stunts (uncredited)
Randall Huber ... stunts (uncredited)
William Morts ... stunt double: Christian Slater, 1st month only (uncredited)
Tang Nguyen ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ray D. Chase ... second company grip (as Ray Chase)
Jian Cong ... camera technician
Dan Delgado ... gaffer
Thomas Gibson ... key rigging grip (as Tom Gibson)
Glen Gustafson ... digital imaging technician: Cinesite
Gregory Irwin ... first assistant camera: "d" camera
John Jorah Koster ... trainee
Shawn Landis ... second assistant camera: "d" camera
Greg Langham ... rigging chief lighting technician
Gregory Lundsgaard ... camera operator (as Greg Lundsgaard) / steadicam operator (as Greg Lundsgaard)
Jeff Mart ... camera operator: "c" camera
Vincent Mata ... second assistant camera: "b" camera (as Vince Mata)
Frank Mathews ... assistant lighting technician
Brian McPherson ... crane operator: Technocrane
Mark Meyers ... dolly grip
Bill Mitchell ... additional photographer
Eric Mutz ... grip
Leo J. Napolitano ... camera operator: "d" camera (as Leo Napolitano)
Ken Nishino ... first assistant camera
J. Michael Popovich ... key grip (as Mike Popovich)
Jim Rose ... rigging assistant lighting technician
Thomas J. Ruffner ... dolly grip (as Tom Ruffner)
Jerry Sandager ... rigging grip best boy
Dennis Seawright ... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Brian Smrz ... director of photography: second unit
Michael St. Hilaire ... camera operator: "b" camera
Don Steinberg ... second assistant camera: "c" camera
John Trunk ... video assist operator
Mark Van Loon ... steadicam operator
Stephen Vaughan ... still photographer
Zoran Veselic ... first assistant camera: "c" camera
Dale White ... second assistant camera
Lynda Wu ... camera loader
John Bonnin ... libra head technician (uncredited)
Shane Brott ... video assist (uncredited)
Richard Brooks Burton ... gyrosphere technician: aerial unit (uncredited)
Douglas Busby ... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Kenny Carceller ... grip (uncredited)
Michael Cassidy ... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Bruce Del Castillo ... grip (uncredited)
Ralph Del Castillo ... grip (uncredited)
Sean Fairburn ... camera operator: combat sequences (uncredited)
Robert Heine ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Alan Jacoby ... camera apprentice (uncredited)
Jeb Johenning ... digital video assist operator (uncredited)
Kris Krosskove ... camera operator (uncredited)
Glen Magers ... lighting technician (uncredited)
John McEveety ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Daniel Nichols ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Douglas Olivares ... camera operator (uncredited)
Greg Patterson ... set lighting technician (uncredited)
Jeffrey T. Sweet ... grip (uncredited)
Loren S. Yaconelli ... additional first assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Amanda Harding ... casting associate
Tammy L. Smith ... extras casting
Dixie Webster ... extras casting coordinator (as Dixie Webster-Davis)
Xanthia Decaux ... casting assistant (uncredited)
Caitlin McKenna ... adr voice casting (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Nick Scarano ... costume supervisor
Debbie Travis ... set costumer: Nicolas Cage
Lisa Buchignani ... set costumer (uncredited)
Daniel Dirks ... set costumer (uncredited)
Patrick O'Driscoll ... military costumer (uncredited)
Maureen O'Heron ... costumer (uncredited)
Damien Quinn ... costumer (uncredited)
Richard Schoen ... key marine costumer (uncredited)
Nancy Smytka ... set costumer (uncredited)
Jack Taggart ... costume ager/dyer (uncredited)
Cathie Valdovino ... tailor (uncredited)

Location Management

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Stephen Fischer ... assistant location manager: Los Angeles
Kenneth E. Fix ... location manager: Los Angeles (as Kenneth Fix)
Thomas J. Healy IV ... key assistant location manager (as Thomas Healy)
Ginger Peterson ... location manager: Hawaii
Daniel Wainrib ... assistant location manager: Hawaii
Thomas J. Healy IV ... location scout (uncredited)
Tiffany Noel Kinder ... location scout (uncredited)

Music Department

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Philip Ayling ... musician: Indian flute (as Phil Ayling)
Dick Bernstein ... music editor
Steven Bernstein ... orchestrator (as Steven R. Bernstein)
Bob Bornstein ... music preparation
Sandy DeCrescent ... music contractor
Jim Henrikson ... supervising music editor
James Horner ... conductor / orchestrator
Carl Johnson ... orchestrator
Randy Kerber ... orchestrator
David Marquette ... assistant music recording engineer
Barbara McDermott ... assistant music editor
Julyce Monbleaux ... music scoring supervisor
Joe E. Rand ... music editor
J.A.C. Redford ... orchestrator
Simon Rhodes ... music mixer / music recordist
Philip Tallman ... music editor
Cathy Duncan ... music executive mgm (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Ed Arter ... transportation coordinator
Tina M. Arter-Duquette ... transportation dispatcher: Los Angeles (as Tina Arter-Duquette)
Henry Bautista ... driver
Carlos Bernal ... driver: Nicolas Cage's coach
John Dixon ... driver: Nicolas Cage
Beau Reed ... transportation co-captain
Leroy Reed ... transportation captain (as LeRoy Reed)
Linda Wojcieski ... transportation dispatcher: Hawaii
Hedy Phil Balani ... driver generator operator (uncredited)
David R. Blakely ... driver: honeywagon (uncredited)
Roger Bojarski Jr. ... driver (uncredited)
Troy Flynn ... driver (uncredited)
Mike Miliotti ... driver: water truck (uncredited)
Laurence John Reynolds ... transportation (uncredited)
George A. Sack ... transportation (uncredited)
Michael Vieira ... driver (uncredited)
David Wang ... military vehicles (uncredited)

Other crew

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Joene Acord ... assistant accountant
Donovan Ahuna ... craft service: Hawaii
Robert Allen ... medic
Kiana Awong ... production assistant
Rory J. Aylward ... technical military advisor
Richard Begay ... advisor: Navajo
Gavin J. Behrman ... first assistant accountant
Lamonte Bell ... assistant accountant
Nalani Blane ... production assistant
Luciano Blotta ... video production assistant
Gilbert Brown ... advisor: Navajo
Stephen Bures ... personal assistant: Nicolas Cage
Chris Carrington ... medic
Casey B. Collins ... assistant: John Woo (as Casey Collins)
Noah Cooksey ... production assistant
James D. Dever ... technical advisor: military
Devon Dibble ... production coordinator
Brook Fain ... production assistant
David Falicki ... medic
Jim Favazzo ... assistant crane operator: Technocrane
Vincent Joseph Flaherty ... weapons specialist
Cliff Fleming ... helicopter pilot
Ashley Fondrevay ... assistant: John Woo
Melissa Fowler ... miscellaneous crew
Michael Gibbons ... artillery coordinator (as Mike Gibbons)
Michael D. Gillis ... production assistant
Joyce Green ... production assistant
Bill Guiette ... advisor: artillery
Cate Hardman ... script supervisor
Craig Hosking ... pilot
Robert Hosking ... pilot (as Robert S. Hosking)
Janette Kim ... production assistant: Nicolas Cage
Scott Kirkley ... production assistant
Marco Kyris ... stand-in: Nicolas Cage
Jana Lundy ... production secretary
Gary MacPherson ... production coordinator
Brian Maynard ... medical coordinator
Jon McBride ... production assistant
Walter M. McCormick ... projectionist (as Walter McCormick)
Tom Metz III ... assistant: Caroline Macaulay
Matthew W. Morgan ... project officer: Marine Corps (as Capt. Matthew W. Morgan)
Danny Mormino ... set production assistant
Alyse Neundorf ... linguist: Navajo language (as Dr. Alyse Neundorf)
Lai Yee Ng ... assistant: Terence Chang
Lee Nicholl ... trainer: Nicolas Cage
Rick Pohlers ... advisor: artillery
Brice Potthoff Jr. ... production assistant
Bronwyn Preston ... unit publicist
Taffy Schweickhardt ... payroll accountant
Sharon M. Segal ... Visual Effects Accountant
Frederick Shear ... production assistant
Debra Silverman ... researcher: WWII
Steven E. Simon ... production assistant
Todd Skaggs ... key set production assistant
Albert Smith ... advisor: navajo codetalker
Mark C. Smith ... production assistant
Michael D. Starks ... craft service: Los Angeles (as Michael Starks)
Anthea Strangis ... assistant accountant
Philip M. Strub ... liaison: Department of Defense (as Philip Strub)
Marilyn Tasso ... production accountant
Elpe Villard ... assistant accountant
Laurence Walsh ... assistant: John Woo
Jennifer Webb ... assistant production coordinator
Todd Weinger ... assistant: Terence Chang
Amy Wilkins ... production assistant
Tom Williams ... military historian
Arlette Yaconelli ... accounting clerk
Mark Yeager ... medic
Robert Aguilar Jr. ... assistant military consultant (uncredited)
Manuel Baca ... weapons assistant (uncredited)
Jackie Bissley ... publicity consultant (uncredited)
Chris Castaldi ... additional set production assistant: Hawaii (uncredited)
Nya Daigo ... voice (uncredited)
Dan DeFilippo ... assistant Tracie Graham-Rice & Alison Rosenzweig (uncredited)
Valance Eisleben ... high definition editorial services (uncredited)
Steve Fahl ... misc. crew (uncredited)
Robert 'Rock' Galotti ... weapons coordinator (uncredited)
Donte Gentile ... weapons specialist (uncredited)
Christopher Gilbertson ... weapons assistant (uncredited)
Ariel Gold ... production assistant (uncredited)
Scott Hatcher ... production assistant (uncredited)
Melissa House ... miscellaneous crew (uncredited)
John Humber ... production assistant (uncredited)
Monica Kenyon ... set production assistant: re-shoots (uncredited)
Dar Larizadeh ... balloon light technician (uncredited)
Gary A. Martin ... production assistant (uncredited)
Rob McCabe ... stand-in: Peter Stormare (uncredited)
David Midthunder ... adr voice (uncredited)
Tony Natoli ... stand-in (uncredited)
Todd Peterson ... stand-in (uncredited)
Diesel Pfingsten ... stand-in: Mr. Van Holt (uncredited)
Carol Phiniotis ... screening coordinator (uncredited)
Marvin Schroeder ... historical coordinator (uncredited)
Tony Swatton ... knife maker (uncredited)
Reese Williams ... stand-in: key utility (uncredited)
Louis Zamora ... labour foreman (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

During World War II when the Americans needed to find a secure method of communicating they devised a code using the Navajo language. So Navajos were recruited to become what they call code talkers. They would be assigned to a unit and would communicate with other units using the code so that even though the enemy could listen they couldn't understand what they were saying. And to insure that the code is protected men are assigned to protect it at all costs. One of these men is Joe Enders, a man who sustained an injury that can make him unfit for duty but he manages to avoid it and is told of his duty and that the man he is suppose to protect is Ben Yahzee. Initially there is tension but the two men learn to get along. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Taglines Honor Was Their Code. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Wind Talkers (United States)
  • Windtalkers - Les messagers du vent (France)
  • Códigos de Guerra (Portugal)
  • Códigos de guerra (Mexico)
  • Códigos de guerra (Argentina)
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  • 134 min
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Budget $115,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $14,520,412, 16 Jun 2002
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $77,628,265

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Trivia Prior to filming, most of the principal cast joined a core group of sixty-two extras for boot camp, where they endured a week of rigorous military training as World War II Marines. The production received assistance from the Department of Defense, which made Kaneohe Marine Corps Base available for the actor's basic training. Under the tutelage of Sergeant Major James D. Dever (a retired twenty-five-year veteran of the Marine Corps) and his active-duty Marine instructors, the cast learned how to walk, talk, and think like Marines. See more »
Goofs There is a 50-star US flag (instead of 48) at the Navajo enlistment ceremony. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Bourne Identity/Windtalkers/The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys/Scooby-Doo (2002). See more »
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Quotes Charlie Whitehorse: [explaining to Ben why he enlisted] Didn't want your white brothers thinking you were the best we had.
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