Sands Of Iwo Jima

Release Date: 05 June 2006 | Certificate: Parental Guidance
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The legendary gung-ho WWII combat film, stars John Wayne as the battle-hardened Sgt. Stryker, a role that would, perhaps more than any other, come to define the actors iconography. As he begins to hammer an ethnically diverse group of recruits into combat-ready shape, they learn of his notorious toughness, and of the mystery surrounding his demotion. Stryker finds that Pete Conway (John Agar) the son of his late commanding officer, hated his father and hates Stryker for his likeness to the man. After Stryker and his unit have been fighting on Tarawa Atoll, Cpl. Al Thomas (Forrest Tucker) neglects his post, resulting in the death of one man and the wounding of another. While the squad listens to the moans of Bass (James Brown) the wounded man, Stryker, following orders to entrench, refuses to let anyone help him. Bass is rescued, and when he sees Stryker in Hawaii, tells him about Thomas screw-up. Stryker and Thomas get into a fight which is stopped by a major, but Thomas accepts the blame, knowing Strykers career could be destroyed, and begs his forgiveness for his dereliction of duty. The unit is ready to move on to its toughest challenge: Iwo Jima. Like nearly all films made during the period, its hardly a paradigm of realism, but within its limits it remains a very well-made film, certainly one of Dwans best. Wayne is perfect in the role which earned him his first Academy Award nomination and took his career to a new level.
Release Date: 05 June 2006
Certificate: PG - Parental Guidance
Directed by: Allan Dwan

Region 2
Running Time: 108 minutes
Production Year: 1949
Main Language: English

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One of the better war films

Wayne is at his best in this because he's not the untouchable hero. (These are always his best roles). Unashamedly patriotic American film, and why not? Tells a realistic story of events leading up to another waste of young lives finale.

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