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Flags of Our Fathers Movie

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February 1945. Even as victory in Europe was finally within reach, the war in the Pacific raged on. One of the most crucial and bloodiest battles of the war was the struggle for the island of Iwo Jima, which culminated with what would become one of the most iconic images in history: five Marines and a Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi. The inspiring photo capturing that moment became a symbol of victory to a nation that had grown weary of war and made instant heroes of the six American soldiers at the base of the flag, some of whom would die soon after, never knowing that they had been immortalized. But the surviving flag raisers had no interest in being held up as symbols and did not consider themselves heroes; they wanted only to stay on the front with their brothers in arms who were fighting and dying without fanfare or glory. 'Flags of Our Fathers' is based on the bestselling book by James Bradley with Ron Powers, which chronicled the battle of Iwo Jima and the fates of the flag raisers and some of their brothers in Easy Company.

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Ryan Phillippe (as John "Doc" Bradley )
Jesse Bradford (as Rene Gagnon )
Adam Beach (as Ira Hayes )
John Benjamin Hickey (as Keyes Beech )
John Slattery (as Bud Gerber )
Barry Pepper (as Mike Strank )
Jamie Bell (as Ralph "Iggy" Ignatowski )
Paul Walker (as Hank Hansen )
Robert Patrick (as Colonel Chandler Johnson )
Neal McDonough (as Captain Severance )
Melanie Lynskey (as Pauline Harnois )
Thomas McCarthy (as James Bradley )
Chris Bauer (as Commandant Vandergrift )
Judith Ivey (as Belle Block )
Myra Turley (as Madeline Evelley )

Directed By: Clint Eastwood
Written By: William Broyles Jr. & Paul Haggis
Produced By: DreamWorks SKG

Release Date (US): October 20th, 2006

Length of Movie: 2h 12min

MPAA Rating: R for sequences of graphic war violence and carnage, and for language

Budget: $90,000,000

Opening Weekend: $10,245,190

Flags of Our Fathers Soundtrack

Flags of Our Fathers Soundtrack
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1. The Photograph
2. I'll Walk Alone - performed by Dinah Shore
3. Knock Knock - (Kyle Eastwood, Michael Stevens, Andrew McCormack, Graeme Flowers)
4. Wounded Marines
5. The Thunderer - (John Philip Sousa)
6. Armada Arrives
7. Goodbye Ira
8. Symphony In G Minor, 3rd Movement - (Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart) 9. String Quartet Opus #6, 2nd Movement - (Joseph Haydn)
10. Inland Battle
11. Flag Raising
12. Any Bonds Today? -(Irving Berlin)
13. Summit Ridge Drive - performed by Artie Shaw and His Gramercy Five
14. Vic'try Polka - (Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne)
15. The Medals
16. Platoon Swims
17. Washington Post March - (John Philip Sousa)
18. Flags Theme
19. End Titles Guitar
20. End Titles

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