Hacksaw Ridge

TitleHacksaw Ridge
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication2016
AuthorsGibson, Mel
Running Time139 minutes
Date Released09/2016
DistributorSummit Entertainment
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageenglish
Abstract

This internationally acclaimed film presents the true story of a conscientious objector who won the Medal of Honor for his service during the Battle of Okinawa in World War II. Desmond Doss volunteers for the U.S. Army with aspirations of being a medic. He objects to killing and refuses to hold or fire a weapon for religious reasons, which elicits hostility and a court martial at basic training. Once in the Pacific, Doss and his platoon try to take Maeda Escarpment ("Hacksaw Ridge"), an impossible terrain occupied by the Japanese that has resulted in countless deaths. Without using firearms or other weapons, Doss manages to save 75 men. 

Cast

Andrew Garfield

Sam Worthington

Luke Bracey

Teresa Palmer

Hugo Weaving

Rachel Griffiths

Vince Vaughn

Credits

Produced by Bill Mechanic, David Permut, Terry Benedict, Paul Currie, Bruce Davey, Brian Oliver, and William D. Johnson

Directed by Mel Gibson

Written by Robert Schenkkan, Randall Wallace, and Andrew Knight

Cinematography by Simon Duggan

Edited by John Gilbert

Music by Rupert Gregson-Williams

Genre

Drama, War

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