|release date:||August 12, 2005|
Tuesday December 20, 2005 (dvd)
|running time:||133 min.|
|director:||John Dahl |
|producer(s):||Martin Katz, Lawrence Bender |
|screenplay:||Hossein Amini, Kevin Lund, T.J. Scott, Douglas Miro, Carlo Bernard|
|cast:||Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, Connie Nielsen, Joseph Fiennes, Mark Consuelos, Marton Csokas |
|Current Tribute rating: Rate Movie User Reviews|
The Great Raid Movie Synopsis
Set in the Philippines in 1945, this is based on the true story of the 6th Ranger Battalion, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Mucci (Bratt), who undertake a daring rescue mission against all odds. Traveling 30 miles behind enemy lines, the 6th Ranger Battalion aims to liberate over 500 American prisoners-of-war from the notorious Cabanatuan Japanese POW camp in the most audacious rescue ever.
I knew nothing about this before watching the movie. Great story. Pretty shocking at times. loved the deleted scenes, I was a little confused after watching the movie but it all made more sense after watching them. Only drawback was James Franco`s mumbling. It was difficult to follow and almost lulled me to sleep at times. Thankfully, the action really woke me up because it was worth seeing.
really well done...I loved the real footage at the beginning and end. They made history interesting!!!
To the person who is asking about Cesar Montano, by the way he is a filipino. I am so proud that John Dahl finally made a motion picture, worthy of what took place during WWII, especially in my home province of Bataan & Cabanatuan City. The movie was really entertaining & historical, reminds me of my elementary days, when my one of my instructors in philippine history was lecturing us about what the japanese soldiers did to our fellow filipinos who fought gallantly side by side with the brave american soldiers during those dark days. Unfortunately even in textbooks, they never mentioned anything about the atrocities. Thanks to this movie, a