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Summary:
On December 8, 1941, the United States declared war on Japan. For the next several years, U.S. forces were fully engaged in battle throughout the Pacific, taking over islands one by one in a slow progression towards mainland Japan. During this brutal campaign, the Japanese were continually able to break coded military transmissions, dramatically slowing U.S. progress. In 1942, several hundred Navajo Americans were recruited as Marines and trained to use their language as code. Marine Joe Enders is assigned to protect Ben Yahzee - a Navajo code talker, the Marines' new secret weapon. 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?

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Cast:
Nicolas Cage (as Sgt. Joe Enders )
Adam Beach (as Pvt. Ben Yahzee )
Peter Stormare (as Gunnery Sgt. Hjelmstad )
Noah Emmerich (as Pvt. Chick )
Mark Ruffalo (as Pvt. Pappas )
Brian Van Holt (as Pvt. Harrigan )
Martin Henderson (as Pvt. Nellie )
Roger Willie (as Pvt. Charlie Whitehorse )
Frances O'Connor (as Rita )
Christian Slater (as Sgt. Ox Henderson )
Jason Isaacs (as Maj. Mellitz )
Billy Morts (as Fortino (as William Morts) )
Cameron Thor (as Mertens )
Kevin Cooney (as Ear doctor )
Holmes Osborne (as Col. Hollings )

Directed By: John Woo
Written By: John Rice & Joe Batteer
Produced By:Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)

Release Date (US): June 16th, 2002

Length of Movie: 2h 14min

MPAA Rating: Rated R for pervasive graphic war violence, and for language. (also director's cut)

Budget: $115,000,000

Opening Weekend: $14,520,412

Overall Domestic Box Office Gross: $40,911,830

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1. Navajo Dawn
2. A New Assignment
3. An Act of Heroism
4. Taking the Beachhead
5. ''First Blood'' Ceremony
6. The Night Before
7. Marine Assault
8. Losses Mounting
9. Friends In War
10. A Sacrifice Never Forgotten
11. Calling to the Wind

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