Flags of Our Fathers

TitleFlags of Our Fathers
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2006
AuthorsEastwood, Clint
Running Time135 min
Date Released10/2006
DistributorParamount Pictures; Warner Bros. Pictures
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng
Abstract

A companion to Clint Eastwood's Letters from Iwo Jima, this film focuses on the American soldiers who raised the flag on Iwo Jima during World War II and shatters the myths behind American iconography. After securing the island and fending off artillery from Mount Suribachi, five Marines and one Navy corpsman plant the American flag. Another group plants it again at the request of the Secretary of Navy, leading to the iconic photograph. Yet those who staked the flag are misidentified, leaving the three who survived the battle with guilt as they stump for a bond campaign back home. 

Cast

Ryan Phillippe

Jesse Bradford

Adam Beach

John Benjamin Hickey

Barry Pepper

Jamie Bell

Paul Walker

Joseph Cross

Benjamin Walker

Tom McCarthy

George Grizzard

Harve Presnell

George Hearn

Len Cariou

Credits

DreamWorks Pictures and Warner Bros. Pictures present a Malpaso/Amblin Entertainment production

directed by Clint Eastwood

screenplay by William Broyles, Jr. and Paul Haggis

produced by Clint Eastwood, Steven Spielberg, and Robert Lorenz

Director of photography, Tom Stern

editor, Joel Cox

original music, Clint Eastwood

costume designer, Deborah Hopper

production designer, Henry Bumstead

special effects supervisor, Steve Riley

visual effects supervisor, Michael Owens

Genre

Drama, History, War

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