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The Great Raid (2005)

The Great Raid

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

August 12, 2005

MPAA Rating

R

Duration

132 min.

Production Budget

$80 millions

Studio

Miramax Films

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

John Dahl

Producer

Lawrence Bender, Marty Katz

Screenwriter

Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro

Starring

Story


Set in the Philippines in 1945, "The Great Raid" tells the true story of the 6th Ranger Battalion, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Mucci (Bratt) who undertake a daring rescue mission against all odds. Traveling thirty miles behind enemy lines, the 6th Ranger Battalion aims to liberate over 500 American prisoners-of-war from the notorious Cabanatuan Japanese POW camp in the most audacious rescue ever.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..terrific, suspenseful battle scenes..”
by James Verniere [Boston Herald]
“..an unexciting misfire..”
by [E! Online]
“..it may not attract a wide enough audience to earn big medals at the boxoffice..”
by [The Filmiliar Cineaste]