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Only the Brave (2006)

R | | Drama, War | 17 February 2006 (USA)
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A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd. In ... See full summary »

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Lane Nishikawa

Writer:

Lane Nishikawa
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Tamlyn Tomita ... Mary Takata
Lane Nishikawa Lane Nishikawa ... Sgt. Jimmy Takata
Greg Watanabe Greg Watanabe ... Pvt. Freddy Watada
Mark Dacascos ... Sgt. Steve 'Zaki' Senzaki
Kipp Shiotani ... Cpl. Johnny 'Nomu' Nomura
Jason Scott Lee ... Sgt. Glenn 'Tak' Takase
Yuji Okumoto ... Sgt. Yukio 'Yuk' Nakajo
Ehécatl Chávez ... Father Jordan (as Ehecatl Chavez)
Sara Shields Sara Shields ... Renee Jordan
Casey Koiwai Casey Koiwai ... Johnny Nomura Jr.
Jordan Nakahara Jordan Nakahara ... Betty Nomura
Ken Narasaki ... Dr. Richard 'Doc' Naganuma
Kenneth Choi ... Pvt. Dave 'Bullseye' Fukushima (as Ken Choi)
Gina Hiraizumi ... Eleanor Takase
Michael Sun Lee ... Pvt. Al 'Kauai' Nakamura
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A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd. In 1941, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, overnight Japanese Americans were put into internment camps for the duration of the war. Determined to prove their loyalty, 1400 Japanese Americans successfully petitioned the government to serve becoming the 100th Infantry Battalion. They were sent to North Africa, Italy and finally France were they performed an impossibly-dangerous rescue of the Texas 36th Division. During their two years of combat these men received an unparalleled 21 Medals of Honor, 9,486 Purple Hearts, 8 Presidential Citations, 53 Distinguished Service Crosses, 588 Silver Stars and 5,200 Bronze stars - making them the most decorated unit of their size in American military history. This is their story. Written by Randolph Kret

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21 Medals of Honor, 9,486 Purple Hearts, 588 Silver Stars, 5,200 Bronze Stars. This is their story

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Drama | War

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Rated R for some war violence and disturbing images | See all certifications »

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To save 211 Texans the Japanese-Americans lost 800 men. See more »

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Japanese eye-opener?
1 June 2005 | by dmaoSee all my reviews

I was privileged to be able to see this movie @ a screening put on by the filmmaker @ The Majestic Theatre in Seattle Washington. This movie was very eye-opening for anyone that hasn't experienced or looked into the Japanese during the time they were put into internment camps.

There are some great action scenes but also slow scenes... they all intermix and show the lives of the people fighting in an American War. I thought this movie was very moving and touching but very slow at some points where the point was made and needed to move on. The acting in this movie was great and at some points, I almost shed a tear because the movie was so touching. I would recommend this movie to anyone willing to learn about cultural differences between Americans and Japanese-Americans.


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Budget:

$3,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,825, 30 May 2010

Gross USA:

$150,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$150,000
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