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

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ArapahoeKati Nov 14, 2016

This movie blew me away; I'm still thinking about it three days later. I'd put it right up there with "Saving Private Ryan."

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

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ArapahoeChristineS Oct 21, 2017

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

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ArapahoeChristine Mar 13, 2017

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


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sjm101
Aug 03, 2018

I am NOT one to watch war movies,, but this was very well done. There is only about 25 minutes of violence in a film over 2 hours in length. The story line is really good and such a pleasant surprise. Great acting, directing and it is based on a true story.

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dora_irene
Jul 27, 2018

Super interesante e inspiradora.

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cbeaudoin35
Jul 23, 2018

Superb movie!

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Sandy17116
Feb 26, 2018

A great movie.

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publicenemy46
Feb 24, 2018

Boy these white males were out of control killing every Jap they could see.

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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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sjm101
Aug 03, 2018

sjm101 thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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DFX
Dec 17, 2017

DFX thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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DFX_
Dec 17, 2017

DFX_ thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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Ferrous1
Jun 17, 2017

Ferrous1 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

jdneochi May 23, 2017

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Vrouk
Mar 26, 2017

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ArapahoeChristine Mar 13, 2017

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CielyRanger
Mar 10, 2017

CielyRanger thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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sjm101
Aug 03, 2018

Other: The whole issue of war is violent, and so that is why I think it is suitable for over 18 to watch.

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sjm101
Aug 03, 2018

Violence: Extreme violence (war sequences) about 1 hour into the movie. Before that, there is some domestic violence and some beating up.

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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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