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Flags of Our Fathers

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Brief Synopsis: "There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. "Flags of Our Fathers" is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen, John "Doc" Bradley (Ryan Phillippe), Pvt. Rene Gagnon (Jesse Bradford), and Pvt. Ira Hayes (Adam Beach), who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima. "Flags of Our Fathers" is the American viewpoint of Eastwood's diptych on the battle of Iwo Jima, the other being "Letters From Iwo Jima", which tells the same story from the Japanse point of view."

Overall Ranking: 0 (Rank from 2006: # 0)


Rating:
88.5
Adjusted* Rating:
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97

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People Involved

  • Ryan Phillippe (John "Doc" Bradley)
  • Adam Beach (Ira Hayes)
  • Jesse Bradford (Rene Gagnon)
  • Paul Walker (Hank Hansen)
  • Neal McDonough (Captain Severance)
  • Jamie Bell (Ralph Ignatowski)
  • Joseph Cross (Franklin Sousley)
  • Jason Gray-Stanford (Lieutenant Harold Schrier)
  • Melanie Lynskey (Pauline Harnois)
  • Robert Patrick (Colonel Chandler Johnson)
  • Barry Pepper (Sergeant Mike Strank)
  • Alessandro Mastrobuono (Lindberg)
  • Brian Kimmet (Sergeant Boots Thomas)
  • Stark Sands (Gust)
  • David Rasche (Senator)
  • John Slattery (Bud Gerber)
  • James Newman (Local Politician)
  • Beth Grant (Mother Gagnon)
  • Clint Eastwood (Director)