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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

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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.

Director:

Mel Gibson

Writers:

Robert Schenkkan (screenplay by), Andrew Knight (screenplay by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Andrew Garfield ... Desmond Doss
Richard Pyros ... Teach
Jacob Warner ... James Pinnick
Milo Gibson ... Lucky Ford
Darcy Bryce ... Young Desmond
Roman Guerriero Roman Guerriero ... Young 'Hal' Doss
James Lugton ... Hiker
Kasia Stelmach ... Hiker's Friend
Hugo Weaving ... Tom Doss
Rachel Griffiths ... Bertha Doss
Jarin Towney Jarin Towney ... Teenage Boy
Tim McGarry Tim McGarry ... Local Man
Tyler Coppin Tyler Coppin ... Lynchburg Doctor
Teresa Palmer ... Dorothy Schutte
Richard Platt Richard Platt ... Flirting Hospital Soldier
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Storyline

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 grantss

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Based on the incredible true story. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

Australia | USA

Language:

English | Japanese

Release Date:

4 November 2016 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hacksaw Ridge See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$15,190,758, 6 November 2016

Gross USA:

$67,209,615

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$180,450,918
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Atmos | DTS (DTS: X)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Under normal circumstances soldiers do not salute indoors with few exceptions: reporting for pay call (which no one does in the pay call scene despite this being required), ceremonial formations (such as in a gymnasium), when reporting to a board (i.e. a promotion interview board), or when reporting to an officer (i.e. after being summoned by the Company Commander). Furthermore, Doss salutes the Court Marshall panel which is improper because soldiers in custody are denied the privilege of saluting in all circumstances. See more »

Goofs

Numerous times during basic training scenes and court-martial scenes soldiers are seen rendering a hand salute indoors. You do not hand salute indoors unless reporting-in to a superior officer; you come to attention. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Desmond Doss: 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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Connections

Referenced in Sean Bradley Reviews: Breathe (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Why We Fight: Prelude to War
(uncredited)
Performed by Frank Capra
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Fantastic film
8 March 2020 | by danielmansonSee all my reviews

Okay. Yeah, this film is great. 100% worth watching, it works really well if you don't know the Doss story prior either. Acting, directing and cinematography all brilliant. My only real negatives are that the first half of the film felt longer than it needed to be. Nothing much else to say, but watch this film if you haven't seen!


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