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Flags of Our Fathers is a 2006 American war film directed, co-produced, and scored by Clint Eastwood and written by William Broyles Jr. and Paul Haggis. It is based on the 2000 book of the same name written by James Bradley and Ron Powers about the 1945 Battle of Iwo Jima, the five Marines and one Navy corpsman who were involved in raising the flag on Iwo Jima, and the after effects of that event on their lives.
The film is taken from the American viewpoint of the Battle of Iwo Jima, while its companion film, Letters from Iwo Jima, which Eastwood also directed, is from the Japanese viewpoint of the battle. Although it was a box office failure, only grossing $65.9 million against a $90 million budget, the film received favorable reviews from critics.
The companion film Letters from Iwo Jima was released in Japan on December 9, 2006, and in the United States on December 20, 2006, two months after the release of Flags of Our Fathers on October 20, 2006.
Until June 23, 2016, the author Bradley s father John Bradley, Navy corpsman, was misidentified as being one of the figures who raised the second flag, and incorrectly depicted on the bronze statue memorial, as one of the five flag-raisers of the 32-foot (9.8 m) monument. Also, until October 16, 2019, Rene Gagnon was also misidentified.
As three US servicemen – Marine Private First Class Ira Hayes, Private First Class Rene Gagnon, and Navy Pharmacist s Mate 2nd Class John Doc Bradley – are feted as heroes in a war bond drive, they reflect on their experiences via flashback.
After training at Camp Tarawa in Hawaii, the 28th Marine Regiment 5th Marine Division sails to invade Iwo Jima. The Navy bombards suspected Japanese positions for three days. Sergeant Mike Strank is put in charge of Second Platoon.
The next day, February 19, 1945, the Marines land in Higgins boats and LVTs. The beaches are silent and Private First Class Ralph Iggy Ignatowski wonders if the defenders are all dead before Japanese heavy artillery and machine guns open fire on the advancing Marines and the Navy ships. Casualties are heavy, but the beaches are secured.
Two days later, the Marines attack Mount Suribachi under a rain of Japanese artillery and machine gun fire, as the Navy bombards the mountain. Doc saves the lives of several Marines under fire, which later earns him the Navy Cross. The mountain is eventually secured.
On February 23, the platoon under command of Sergeant Hank Hansen reaches the top of Mount Suribachi and hoists the United States flag to cheers from the beaches and the ships. Secretary of the Navy James Forrestal, who witnesses the flag raising as he lands on the beach, requests the flag for himself. Colonel Chandler Johnson decides his 2nd Battalion deserves the flag more. Rene is sent up with Second Platoon to replace the first flag with a second one for Forrestal to take. Mike, Doc, Ira, Rene, and two other Marines (Corporal Harlon Block and Private First Class Franklin Sousley) are photographed by Joe Rosenthal as they raise the second flag.
On March 1, the Second Platoon is ambushed from a Japanese machine gun nest. During the fight over the nest, Mike is hit by a U.S. Navy shell and dies from his wounds. Later that day, Hank is shot in the chest and dies, and Harlon is killed by machine gun fire.
Two nights later, while Doc is helping a wounded Marine, Iggy is abducted by Japanese troops and dragged into a tunnel. Doc finds his viciously mangled body a few days later. On March 21, Franklin is killed by machine gun fire and dies in Ira s arms. Of the eight men in the squad, only three are left: Doc, Ira, and Rene. A few days after Franklin s death, Doc is wounded by artillery fire while trying to save a fellow corpsman. He survives and is sent back home. On March 26, the battle ends and the U.S. Marines are victorious.
After the battle, the press gets hold of Rosenthal s photograph. It is a huge morale booster and becomes famous. Rene is asked to name the six men in the photo; he identifies himself, Mike, Doc, and Franklin, but misidentifies Harlon as Hank. Rene eventually names Ira as the sixth man, even after Ira threatens to kill him for doing so.
Doc, Ira, and Rene are sent home as part of the seventh bond tour. When they arrive to a hero s welcome in Washington, DC, Doc notices that Hank s mother is on the list of mothers of the dead flag raisers. Ira angrily denounces the bond drive as a farce. The men are reprimanded by Bud Gerber of the Treasury Department, who tells them that the country cannot afford the war and if the bond drive fails, the U.S. will abandon the Pacific and their sacrifices will be for nothing. The three agree not to tell anyone that Hank was not in the photograph.
As the three are sent around the country to raise money and make speeches, Ira is guilt-ridden, faces discrimination as a Native American, and descends into alcoholism. After he throws up one night in front of General Alexander Vandegrift, commandant of the Marine Corps, he is sent back to his unit and the bond drive continues without him.
After the war, the three survivors return to their homes. Ira still struggles with alcoholism and is never able to escape his unwanted fame. One day after being released from jail, he hitchhikes over 1,300 miles to Texas to see Harlon Block s family. He tells Harlon s father that his son was indeed at the base of the flag in the photograph. In 1954, the USMC War Memorial is dedicated and the three flag raisers see each other one last time. In 1955, Ira is found dead and he is suspected to have died from exposure after a night of drinking. There was no autopsy. That same year, Doc drives to the town where Iggy s mother lives to tell her how Iggy died, though it is implied that he does not tell her the truth. Rene attempts a business career, but finds that the opportunities and offers he received during the bond drive are rescinded. After failing to find work as a police officer, he spends the rest of his life as a janitor. Doc, by contrast, is successful, buying a funeral home. In 1994, on his deathbed, he tells his story to his son, James, and in a final flashback to 1945, the men swim in the ocean after raising the flags.
- Ryan Phillippe as Pharmacist s Mate Second Class John Bradley, the only one of the six flag raisers who was not a Marine George Grizzard as Elderly John Bradley
- George Grizzard as Elderly John Bradley
- Jesse Bradford as Private First Class Rene Gagnon
- Adam Beach as Private First Class Ira Hayes
- John Benjamin Hickey as Technical Sergeant Keyes Beech
- John Slattery as Bud Gerber
- Paul Walker as Sergeant Hank Hansen, who helped with the first flag raising and was misidentified as Harlon Block
- Jamie Bell as Private Ralph Ignatowski
- Barry Pepper as Sergeant Michael Strank
- Robert Patrick as Lieutenant Colonel Chandler Johnson
- Neal McDonough as Captain Dave Severance Harve Presnell as Elderly Dave Severance
- Harve Presnell as Elderly Dave Severance
- Melanie Lynskey as Pauline Harnois Gagnon
- Tom McCarthy as James Bradley
- Chris Bauer as General Alexander Vandegrift, the Commandant of the Marine Corps
- Gordon Clapp as General Holland Smith, who led the invasion of Iwo Jima
- Ned Eisenberg as Joe Rosenthal, the journalist who took the famous photograph
- Judith Ivey as Belle Block
- Ann Dowd as Mrs. Strank
- Myra Turley as Madeline Evelley
- Jason Gray-Stanford as Lieutenant Harold G. Schrier
- Joseph Michael Cross as Private First Class Franklin Sousley
- Benjamin Walker as Corporal Harlon Block, who was misidentified as Hank Hansen
- Alessandro Mastrobuono as Corporal Chuck Lindberg
- Scott Eastwood as Private Roberto Lundsford
- David Patrick Kelly as President Harry S. Truman
- Jeremiah Kirnberger as Gunners Mate 1st Class
- Stark Sands as Private Walter Gust
The film rights to the book were purchased by DreamWorks in June 2000. Producer Steven Spielberg brought William Broyles to write the first drafts of the script, before director Clint Eastwood brought Paul Haggis to rewrite. In the process of reading about the Japanese perspective of the war, in particular General Tadamichi Kuribayashi, Eastwood decided to film a companion piece with Letters from Iwo Jima, which was shot entirely in Japanese. Bradley Cooper auditioned for one of the leading roles. Flags of Our Fathers was shot in the course of 58 days. Jared Leto was originally cast as Rene Gagnon but had to back out due to a tour commitment with his band, Thirty Seconds to Mars.
Flags of Our Fathers cost $55 million, although it was originally budgeted at $80 million. Variety subsequently downgraded the price tag to $55 million. Although the film is taken from the American viewpoint of the battle, it was filmed almost entirely in Iceland and Southern California, with a few scenes shot in Chicago. Shooting ended early 2006, before production for Letters from Iwo Jima began in March 2006.
On review aggregator Rotten Tomatoes, Flags of Our Fathers has an approval rating of 73% based on 196 reviews, with an average rating of 7.01/10. The site s consensus states: Flags of Our Fathers is both a fascinating look at heroism, both earned and manufactured, and a well-filmed salute to the men who fought at the battle of Iwo Jima. On Metacritic, the film scored a 79 out of 100 based on 39 reviews, indicating Generally favorable reviews. Roger Ebert gave the film four stars out of four praising the film for its depiction of war.
The film made the top-10 list of the National Board of Review. Eastwood also earned a Golden Globe nomination for directing. The film was nominated for two Academy Awards — for Best Sound Mixing (John T. Reitz, David E. Campbell, Gregg Rudloff, and Walt Martin) and Sound Editing. Film critic Richard Roeper said, Clint Eastwood s Flags of Our Fathers stands with the Oscar-winning Unforgiven and Million Dollar Baby as an American masterpiece. It is a searing and powerful work from a 76-year-old artist who remains at the top of his game… Flags of Our Fathers is a patriotic film in that it honors those who fought in the Pacific, but it is also patriotic because it questions the official version of the truth, and reminds us that superheroes exist only in comic books and cartoon movies.
Top ten lists
Flags of Our Fathers was listed on numerous critics top ten lists for 2006.
- 1st – Kenneth Turan, Los Angeles Times (tied with Letters from Iwo Jima)
- 1st – Michael Wilmington, Chicago Tribune
- 1st – Kirk Honeycutt, The Hollywood Reporter
- 1st – Stephen Hunter, The Washington Post
- 2nd – Scott Foundas, L.A. Weekly (tied with Letters from Iwo Jima)
- 3rd – Peter Travers, Rolling Stone (tied with Letters from Iwo Jima)
- 3rd – Shawn Levy, Portland Oregonian (tied with Letters from Iwo Jima)
- 3rd – Jack Matthews, New York Daily News (tied with Letters from Iwo Jima)
- 3rd – Lou Lumenick, New York Post (tied with Letters from Iwo Jima)
- 3rd – Richard Roeper, At the Movies (tied with Letters from Iwo Jima)
- 3rd – Claudia Puig, USA Today
- 4th – William Arnold, Seattle Post-Intelligencer
- 5th – Ray Bennett, The Hollywood Reporter
- 5th – Richard Schickel, Time
- 5th – David Edelstein, Fresh Air (tied with Letters from Iwo Jima)
- 7th – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times (tied with Letters from Iwo Jima)
- Best of 2006 (listed alphabetically, not ranked) – David Denby, The New Yorker
Despite critical acclaim, the film under-performed at the box office, earning just $65,900,249 worldwide on an estimated $90 million production budget. Its companion film Letters From Iwo Jima was more profitable with a box office run of $71 million on a budget of $19 million.
Spike Lee controversy
At the 2008 Cannes Film Festival, director Spike Lee, who was making Miracle at St. Anna, about an all-black U.S. division fighting in Italy during World War II, criticized director Clint Eastwood for not depicting black Marines in Flags of Our Fathers. Citing historical accuracy, Eastwood responded that his film was specifically about the Marines who raised the flag on Mount Suribachi at Iwo Jima, pointing out that while black Marines did fight at Iwo Jima, the U.S. military was segregated during World War II, and none of the men who raised the flag were black. Eastwood believed Lee was using the comments to promote Miracle at St. Anna and angrily said that Lee should shut his face . Lee responded that Eastwood was acting like an angry old man , and argued that despite making two Iwo Jima films back to back, Letters from Iwo Jima and Flags of Our Fathers, there was not one black Marine in both of those films .
Contrary to Lee s claims, however, black Marines (including an all-black unit) are seen in several scenes during which the mission is outlined, as well as during the initial landings, when a wounded black Marine is carried away. During the end credits, historical photographs taken during the Battle of Iwo Jima show black Marines. Although black Marines fought in the battle, they were restricted to auxiliary roles, such as ammunition supply, and were not involved in the battle s major assaults; they did, however, take part in defensive actions. According to Alexander M. Bielakowski and Raffaele Ruggeri, Half a million African Americans served overseas during World War II, almost all in segregated second-line units. The number of African Americans killed in action was 708.
Spielberg later intervened between the two directors, after which Lee sent a copy of a film on which he was working to Eastwood for a private screening as a seeming token of apology.
The DVD was released in the United States by DreamWorks Home Entertainment and internationally by Warner Home Video on February 6, 2007. It is devoid of any special features.
A two-disc Special Collector s Edition DVD (with special features) was released on May 22, 2007. It was also released on HD DVD and Blu-ray formats.
The Two-Disc Special Collector s Edition DVD is also available in a five-disc commemorative set that also includes the two-disc Special Collector s Edition of Letters from Iwo Jima and a bonus fifth disc containing History Channel s Heroes of Iwo Jima documentary and To the Shores of Iwo Jima, a documentary produced by the United States Navy and the United States Marine Corps, released by Warner Home Video.
|Plot||The life stories of the six men who raised the flag at the Battle of Iwo Jima, a turning point in World War II.|
|Awards||Nominated for 2 Oscars, 15 wins & 28 nominations total|
|Writers||William Broyles Jr., Paul Haggis, James Bradley|
|Stars||Ryan Phillippe, Barry Pepper, Joseph Cross|
|Produced by||Clint Eastwood, Robert Lorenz, Tim Moore, Steven Spielberg|
|Music by||Clint Eastwood|
|Cinematography by||Tom Stern|
|Film Editing by||Joel Cox|
|Casting By||Phyllis Huffman|
|Production Design by||Henry Bumstead|
|Art Direction by||Jack G. Taylor Jr.|
|Set Decoration by||Richard C. Goddard|
|Costume Design by||Deborah Hopper|
|Makeup Department||Janice Alexander, Terry Baliel, Sherri Bramlett, Gabriel De Cunto, Ketty Gonzalez, Zoe Hay, Brian Hillard, Lisa Jelic, Stefan Jorgen, Eryn Krueger Mekash, Juliet Loveland, Annabelle MacNeal, Petra Dís Magnúsdóttir, LunYé Marsh, Tania McComas, Carol A. O Connell, Áslaug Dröfn Sigurdardóttir, Kimberley Spiteri, Christien Tinsley, Jay Wejebe, Gina W. Bateman, Carol Collini, Becky Cotton, Roxy D Alonzo, Patricia Dehaney, Latrice Edwards, Kristin Fatigato, Carol S. Federman, Vincent J. Guastini, Elizabeth Hoel-Chang, Rosalind Jones-Crosby, Sheena Mashhood, Nicole Michaud, Michele Tyminski Schoenbach, Vicki Vacca, Rebecca Wachtel, Telona Wilson, Crystal Wolfchild|
|Production Management||Leifur B. Dagfinnsson, Tim Moore, Barbara Russo|
|Second Unit Director or Assistant Director||David M. Bernstein, Katie Carroll, Peter Dress, Gagga Jonsdottir, Michael Judd, Donald Murphy, Michael Owens, Ruben Flores Rios II|
|Art Department||Scott M. Anderson, Magnus Arnasun, Anthony Barracca, David Benavides, William Wild Bill Benavides, Thoranna D. Bjornsdottir, Bradley B. Blasdel, Pam Cartmel, Robert Clark, David Corral, Dan Craney, Tanja Deshida, Elixandro Diaz Jr., Alan Droeger, Chuck Eskridge, James Fernandez, Ed Giovanni, Adrian Gorton, Natalie G. Gunnarsdottir, Alan Hicks, Erik Hirt, John Horning, Ragnar Jónasson, Gary A. Lee, David Leon McCardle, David G. Morse, Michael Muscarella, Joseph Musso, Paul Myerberg, Daniel Newton, Joseph G. Pacelli Jr., Enrico Paronelli, Lester Poser, Gunnar Pálsson, Sandra Renfroe, Mike Rutgard, Michael Sabo, Kenny Sanford, John Schacht, John H. Schulz, Michael Sexton, Robert Silcock, John J. Slove Jr., Robert Southall, Joe Spaan, Wayne Springfield, H.J. Strunk, Kurt Thoresen, Martin Tronquart, Gary Tuers, Dan Wilkerson, Fridrik Ásmundsson, Þorgeir Frímann Óðinsson, Robert M. Bouffard, Thomas J. Glynn, Matt Hausmann, Erik Hirt, Kyle Holden, Thorfinnur Karlsson, Mark David Kersey, David Ladish, James R. Lord, Matt McKinney, Jason Baldwin Stewart, Gary Tuers, Gregory A. Weimerskirch, Rob Yale, Will Ziegenhorn|
|Sound Department||Ulrika Akander, David A. Arnold, James Ashwill, Bub Asman, David E. Campbell, William Cawley, Vincent Cirilli, Lucy Coldsnow-Smith, John T. Cucci, Gloria D Alessandro, Valerie Davidson, Joe Dorn, Michael Dressel, Richard Duarte, Juno J. Ellis, Robert Fernandez, Jonathan Fuh, Galen Goodpaster, Dick Hansen, Jason W. Jennings, Jason King, Nicholas Korda, Steve Mann, Walt Martin, James Matheny, Charles Maynes, Ryan Murphy, Alan Robert Murray, Kevin R.W. Murray, Rupert Nadeau, Dan O Connell, Thomas J. O Connell, Jordan O Neill, Steve Pederson, John T. Reitz, Gregg Rudloff, Brian Seagrave, Steven Ticknor, David Wolowic, Arni Gustafsson, Charles Maynes|
|Special Effects by||Jan Aaris, Marc Banich, Roy K. Cancino, David Cohen, William Dawson, John J. Downey, Ante Dugandzic, Mike Edmonson, Megan Flagg, Chuck Hessey, Valdimar Jóhannsson, Haukur Karlsson, Eggert Ketilsson, James Lacroix, James Lorimer, Brandon K. McLaughlin, David A. Poole, Shari Ann Riley, Steve Riley, Dominic V. Ruiz, Johannes Sverrisson, Richard Terry Tjelmeland, Bruno Van Zeebroeck, Tim Walkey, Diane Woodhouse, George Zamora|
|Visual Effects by||Dan Abrams, Nancy Adams, Tom Allen, John L. Anderson, Darryl Anka, James G. Anka, Austen Armus, Brandon Ashworth, Tohda Asuka, Joseph Bailey, Maurice Bastian, Geoffrey Baumann, Eric M. Beaver, Brian Begun, Joel Behrens, Bob Bennett, Niki Bern, Nafees Bin Zafar, Frank Bonniwell, Kevin Bouchez, Matthew E. Butler, Howard Cabalfin, Gordon Chapman, Katie Cheang, Ili Chiang, Jacob Clark, Chad E. Collier, Sean Coonce, Brenton Cottman, Vincent D Angelo, Brandon Davis, Shad Davis, Feliciano di Giorgio, Gareth Dinneen, Nathaniel Dirksen, Hugo Dominguez, Joshua Doud, Christina Drahos, Greg Duda, Edgar Díaz, Michael Edland, Roy Edwards, Nousha Emami, Jenn Epstein, Saeed Faridzadeh, Joe Farrell, Chad Finnerty, Jay Frankenberger, Antonio Freire, Robert A.D. Frick, Maki Fukumoto, Max Gabl, Steve Galle, Brian Gazdik, Swen Gillberg, Mitchell J. Glaser, Lori Green, Ron Gress, Steve Griffith, Bryan Grill, Eddie Gutierrez, Jonah Hall, Martin Hall, Amanda Hampton, Michael S. Harbour, Ian A. Harris, Jessica Harris, Marlan Harris, Christopher N. Harvey, Claas Henke, Peter Herlein, Brad Herman, Darin Hilton, Bragi Thor Hinriksson, Alan Hodges, David Hodgins, Dennis Hoffman, Christopher Holsey, Holly Gregory Horter, Heather Hoyland, Chia-Chi Hu, Melissa Huerta, Steven Hur, Slavik IA, Kenneth Ibrahim, Atsushi Ikarashi, Aruna Inversin, Dag Ivarsoy, Celine Jackson, Jaimie Lee Jota-Finnerty, Jeff Kim, Seunghyuk Kim, Viviana Kim, Paul Kirsch, Paul Kirwan, Lawrence Klein, Anne Putnam Kolbe, Roger Kupelian, James Kuroda, Michelle Ladd, Paul Lambert, Errol Lanier, Mårten Larsson, Julian Levi, Letia Lewis, Kent Lidke, Robert Liscombe, Kenneth Littleton, Lawrence Littleton, Michael Liv, Wayne Lo, Jo Lockman, Ross MacKenzie, Carol Madrigal, Michael Maker, Michael Maloney, Daniel Maskit, Shoichi Matsubara, David McLean, Rory McLeish, Claudia Meglin, Daniel Mejia, Tom Mikota, Rohini Montenegro, Marc Morissette, Meg Morris, Daniel Moy, Sid Moye, Ken Murano, Jihyun Nam, Erin L. Nelson, Winfield O Brien, Melanie Okamura, Kym Olsen, Siegfried Ostertag, Michael Owens, Christophe Pacaud, Sathyan Panneerselvam, Louis Paré, Nikki Pataracchia, Dan Patterson, Andrew A. Paules, Lou Pecora, Patrick Perez, David Ryan Phalen, Tom Piedmont, Darren Poe, J. Brent Poer, Phillip Prahl, Steve Preeg, Francis Puthanangadi, Youngil Pyo, Andres Rascon, Joe Reese, Thomas Reppen, Marc D. Rienzo, Allen Rose, Bonnie Rosenstein, Frank Rueter, Penny Runge, Patrick Runyon, Ryo Sakaguchi, Jose Samson, David S. Sanchez, Olivier Sarda, Christopher Savides, William Schaeffer, Casey Schatz, Eric T. Scheidemantle, Erick Schiele, Tom Schultz, Diana Sear, Jason Selfe, Stan Seo, Ruel Smith, Lisa Spence, Tamara Stone, Åsa Svedberg, Nick Swartz, Sebastian Sylwan, Robert Taltos, Andy Tamandl, Hanzhi Tang, Wilson Tang, Fin Teo, Scott Tessier, John Textor, Remy Torre, Stefano Trivelli, Guerdon Trueblood, Jen Underdahl, Ryan Vance, Casey Vanover, John Velazquez, Scott Vosbury, Jan Walter, Adam Watkins, Bob Wiatr, Neha Wickramasekaran, Aaron Wilson, Virginia Wilson, Deborah Wiltman, Paul Winze, Midori Witsken, Matthias Wittmann, George Wong, Pam Wong, David Wu, Niki Yoblonski, Jens Zalzala, Kai Zhang, Andra Bard, Robert Caputi, Lisa de la Garza, Molly Hansen, James Kirk, Michael Melchiorre, Paul George Palop, Scott Ross, Kristen Swanson, Michelle Winze|
|Stunts||Gregory J. Barnett, Dan Brown, Richard Bucher, Fernando Chien, Ilram Choi, Loren Dennis, J. Mark Donaldson, Colin Follenweider, Daniel Forcey, Darin Fujimori, Al Goto, Larry Holt, Steven Ito, Michael Pugita Kobayashi, Paul Lacovara, David LeBell, Scott Leva, Eddie Matthews, Buck McDancer, Mark McDaniels, John Moio, Anthony Molinari, T. Ryan Mooney, Samuel Reynolds, Simon Rhee, Justin Sundquist, Chris Torres, Buddy Van Horn, Tyler Vogt, Chuck Waters, Tang Nguyen|
|Camera and Electrical Department||Bui Baldvinsson, Richard Bowen, Buzzy Burwell, Stephen S. Campanelli, Trevor Carroll-Coe, Robert Chinello, Bill Coe, David S. Cox, Julie Donovan, Ross Dunkerley, John J. Ellingwood, Rod Farley, Sigurjón F. Gardarsson, Joseph Guerino, Óttar Guðnason, Bryan G. Haigh, Jeff Howison, Marteinn Ibsen, Finni Johannsson, Matt Johnson, John Lacy, Mark Laidlaw, Richard Masino, Bobby McMahan, Elizabeth Miller, Brian Minzlaff, Mike Moad, Kenneth Morton, Leo J. Napolitano, David Norris, Liz Radley, Charles Saldana, T. Daniel Scaringi, Dean M. Simmon, Louis Smith, Andre Sobczak, Andrew Sych, Rick Thomas, Andrew Towne, Paul Varrieur, Mark Vollmer, Doug Wall, Merie Weismiller Wallace, Will Willis, Steven R. Wojcik, Harry Zimmerman, Rob Coughlin, Michael DePue, Jonathan Devaney, Arnar Einarsson, David Michael Fordham, Joe Gajewski, Chris Glomp, Reece Glover, Finnur Thor Gudjonsson, Mitch Gulbin, Gabriel J. Lewis, Geir Magnússon, Jerry L. Mandley, Michael Nie, Wally Rowell, T. Daniel Scaringi, Bruce D. Spellman, Mike Visencio, Nick Zeigler|
|Casting Department||Andrea Brabin, Barbara Harris, Lindsay Heller, Tony Hobbs, Kelli Lerner, Geoffrey Miclat, Clare Morris, Joan Philo, Bridget Quinn, Loriel Samaras, Jeni Thornell|
|Costume and Wardrobe Department||Corey Bronson, Stella Cottini, Ann Culotta, Daniel Dirks, Rebekka A. Ingimundardóttir, Jennifer Jobst, Mitchell Ray Kenney, Andrea Knaub, Bergthóra Magnúsdóttir, Nancy McArdle, Marjorie McCown, Gina Panno, Helga I. Stefánsdóttir, Jack Taggart, Maria Valles, John M. Jack Wright, Nancy Cavallaro, Brad Holtzman, Tabitha Johnson, Branden Marks, Marienne O Brien, Gina Marie Ome, Maryann Scinto|
|Editorial Department||Jill Bogdanowicz, Michael Cipriano, Mo Henry, Bruce Lomet, Blu Murray, Gary Roach, Tim Safarik, Mark Sahagun, Kurt Smith|
|Location Management||Kokayi Ampah, Steve Beimler, J. Chan Claggett, Jason H. Clark, Elisa Ann Conant, Arni Hansson, David Christopher Johnson, Linda Kai, Thor Kjartansson, Vinh Lu, Mark Mamalakis, Maria C. Roxas, Donovan Terranova|
|Music Department||Kyle Eastwood, Robert Fernandez, Rick Fleishman, Bruce Forman, Donald Harris, Andrew McCormack, Lennie Niehaus, Ryan Robinson, Michael Stevens, Richard Wheeler Jr., Rich Wheeler, Don Williams, Tommy Johnson, Spencer Wright|
|Script and Continuity Department||Mable Lawson-McCrary, Elisabet Linda Thordardottir|
|Transportation Department||Nicholas Acquaviva, Hilmar Thor Arnason, Brad Beaven, Michael DePue, Doug Dovichi, Jonny Fisher, Joey Freitas, James E. Lee, Alana McGaughy, Antonio Peñalver Mondejar, Mike Ortiz, Jona E. Ottesen, Ronnie Papaleo, Yvette Peterson, Charlie Ping, Frank Porras, Domiciano Rodriquez, Hank Schumacher, Larry Stelling, Robert Wallace, John R. Dove|
|Additional Crew||Orn Alexander Amundasson, Carrie Arakaki, Davíð Örn Arnarson, Debra Leilani Bakeman, Larry Ballard, Eirikur Beck, Nathaniel E. Bell, John D. Bert, Jessica Biggins, Joe Biggins, Michael Bilog, Jon K. Björnsson, Ben Bohling, Suzanne Bonifaz, Stephen Bridgewater, Dominick Bruno, Donnie Bruno, Brinton Bryan, John Burch, Jenny Lynn Burnett, Robert Caballero, Paul A. Calabria, Nicholas Carranza, Claire Chandou, James M. Chizmar Jr., Jim Chizmar, David Cox, James D. Dever, Edward Dumlao, Andy Edmunds, Barry Ellenberger, David Fencl, Jessica Franks, Jeffrey Gladu, Kristin Gomez, Jason Gondek, Carolina Margo Gonzales, Hjortur Gretarsson, Bill Guiette, Alissa Sullivan Haggis, Oddur Orn Halldorsson, Tanja Hallvardsdottir, Gary Harper, Susan Hartmann, Danielle Hartzell, Brian Hillard, Jamie Horwitz, Melissa House, Judie Hoyt, Nancy G. James, Don Kincade, Jonathan Kinnas, Gavin Kleintop, Daniel Leaderman, Alex Lee, Jill S. Litwin, Sigvaldi Loftsson, Stefán Loftsson, Deana Lou, Ryan Louden, Kristie Macosko Krieger, Thorsteinn Magnusson, John Malakoff, Scott Markus, Yuki Matsuzaki, Robert O. Maupin, Brian Maynard, Kevin McCullough, Thomas J. McDonough, Richard McIntosh, Scot A. McKay, Jessica Meier, Anna Metcalf, Matt Miller, Tom Minder, Steven R. Molen, Hailey Murray, Jared A.J. Muscarella, Greg Newman, Alexander Nicksay, David F. Nikulasson, Jimmy O Connell, Molly O Connor, Margaret J. Orlando, Ingibjorg Oskarsdottir, Jared S. Pace, Nick Papac, Stacy Parker, Tiana Pauly, Denise Anderson Poore, Sonia Randazzo, Max Rebol, Thell Reed, Ferguson Reid, Helga Margret Reykdal, Michael Roccuzzo, Terence Rosemore, Paul Ruffolo, Jenniphur Ryan, Loriel Samaras, Taffy Schweickhardt, Heather Sharpe, Brett Shaw, Christie Shaw, Karen Shaw, Runar Sigurpalsson, Kerri Smeltzer, Christopher Starr, Linda Stelling, Lorraine Stewart, Barry Stone, Miker Stovall, Lora Marie Taylor, Quay Terry, Jakub S. Thorarinson, Kristinn Ingi Thorarinsson, Landon Trawny, John Trujillo, Vala Hrönn Viggósdóttir, Jefferson Zuma Jay Wagner, Ronald Walkshorse, Chuck Webb, Ron Welch, Karl J. Weschta, Stephanie Whallon, Don Whatley, Thomas Williams, Alyssa L. Wittenberg, Will Ziegenhorn, Davíd Óskar Ólafsson, Andri Ómarsson, Dan Barrows, Robert Boas, Andrew Cottingham, Joseph Lazicki, Chris Moore, Anastasia Summers, Mark Thomason, Natsuko Toda, Travis Quentin Young|
|Thanks||Henry Bumstead, Phyllis Huffman, Philip M. Strub|
|Genres||Action, Adventure, Drama|
|Companies||Dreamworks Pictures, Warner Bros., Amblin Entertainment|
|Keywords||imperial japan,reference to arizona,pima indian,japanese soldier,japan|