Hacksaw Ridge

Hacksaw Ridge

DVD - 2017
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It's the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he singlehandedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lionsgate, [2017]
Edition: EnglishSpanish version
Branch Call Number: DVD HACKSAW
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (139 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,5.1 Dolby digital
video file,DVD video

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AL_KIRSTEN Nov 10, 2017

Wow! A truly incredible story! Well done in every way. AL_CHRISTINES

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AL_CHRISTINES Oct 21, 2017

Wow! A truly incredible story! Well done in every way.

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AL_STAFF Mar 28, 2017

Very powerful and touching. Andrew Garfield is so genuine and his acting is spot on! ~AL_CHRISTINE

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AL_CHRISTINE Mar 13, 2017

Very powerful and touching!
Andrew Garfield is so genuine and his acting is spot on!

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AL_TIEGAN Dec 15, 2016

Very real story about a WWII Army Medic, Desmond T. Doss, who was a conscientious objector and still found a way to serve in the Army. He is notoriously the only serviceman who holds the status of conscientious objector to have received a medal of honor. He received that medal of honor for his se... Read More »


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trcookIIImddmd
Feb 07, 2018

Really good movie--great scenes of slaughtering slopes; nothing better than killing gooners, slopes, gooks: but, I'd much rather have spent my combat days killing vermin mus.

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Nooksack20
Jan 12, 2018

Excellent portrayal of a man, who against all odds because he was a conscientious objector during WWII in the Pacific became a tremendous hero to those he saved.

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vcc
Jan 05, 2018

Brilliantly done film. Based on a true story.

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samjenks
Dec 29, 2017

Great war movie.

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QnVz
Nov 27, 2017

Such a great film based on the essence of humanity and overcoming.

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myamber
Nov 06, 2017

A great movie very enjoyable to watch

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reiyos
Nov 03, 2017

The realism of the bloody conflict is difficult to watch. It is an excellent story, very well told, and I suspect very accurate.

JCLLeeAnnB Oct 24, 2017

An important and compelling film but it was difficult to watch.

AL_CHRISTINES Oct 21, 2017

Wow! A truly incredible story! Well done in every way.

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garycornell
Oct 08, 2017

Mel Gibson directs a winner! A true story from World War 11 that is fascinating to watch. After you finish the movie check out a website on the internet for a more complete history of the events on Hacksaw Ridge. It turns out to be more amazing than even the movie portrays!

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kpelish
Aug 12, 2017

Violence: Gruesome, realistic depictions of battle, death, and Japanese harikari (suicide as an honorable act). Also emotional and physical abuse/beatings of the conscientious objector.

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CielyRanger
Mar 10, 2017

Frightening or Intense Scenes: In addition to a ton of nasty war violence, there is a scene early on of a man's leg graphically injured in an accident. A young man's parents fight; one holds a gun and seems to contemplate turning it on himself. Boys brawl and one is hit with a brick.

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CielyRanger
Mar 10, 2017

Sexual Content: A soldier's naked rear is visible as he lounges in the barracks before being forced to run the obstacle course. Bunkmates rib him about his anatomy. Another man is reading a magazine with a drawing of a topless woman. A married couple kisses passionately.

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CielyRanger
Mar 10, 2017

Violence: Here's where the movie gets the R. I saw it in theaters and had to look away several times. Relentless wide shots of shooting, maiming, and killing during the last half, and numerous close-ups of nasty injuries being treated.

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CielyRanger
Mar 10, 2017

Coarse Language: Occasional, relatively mild language. No f-bombs.

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jimg2000
Apr 17, 2017

Tons of quotes in IMDb already but this one:
I've done everything they asked me, except this one thing, and I'm being treated like a criminal just 'cause I won't kill.
-You tried. Nobody can say you didn't. But who are you going to save in prison?
Probably nobody.
-Then why can't you just pick up the stupid gun and wave it around? You don't have to use it, just meet them halfway.
-I can't do that.
Yes, you can. It's just pride. Pride and stubbornness. Don't confuse your will with the Lord's.
-Have I been prideful?
Maybe I am prideful. But I don't know how I'm going to live with myself if I don't stay true to what I believe. Much less how you could live with me. I'd never be the man that I want to be in your eyes.
-I fell in love with you because you weren't like anyone else and you didn't try to be. Do not think for one moment that you will disappoint me. I will love you no matter what.

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britprincess1ajax
Apr 13, 2017

"Please Lord, let me get one more."

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CielyRanger
Mar 10, 2017

"While everyone else is taking life, I'm gonna be saving it. And that's gonna be my way to serve."
--Desmond Doss

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