Genre:  Action/Adventure, Drama
Running Time:  134 min.
Release Date: June 14, 2002
DVD: October 15, 2002

Current rating: Rating: 4.29
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Cast: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo, Brian Van Holt, Roger Willie, Frances O'Connor, Martin Henderson, Christian Slater


During World War II, U.S. Marine Joe Enders (Cage) is assigned to protect Ben Yahzee (Beach) -- a Navajo code talker, the Marines' new secret weapon against the Japanese. Enders' orders are to protect his code talker, but if Yahzee should fall into enemy hands, he's to "protect the code at all costs." Against the backdrop of the horrific Battle of Saipan, when capture is imminent, Enders is forced to make a decision: if he can't protect his fellow Marine, can he bring himself to kill him to protect the code?

Director: John Woo
Studio: MGM Pictures
Producer(s): John Woo, Terence Chang, Tracie Graham, Alison R. Rosenzweig
Screenplay: Joe Batteer, John Rice
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