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Flags of Our Fathers


Ryan Phillippe, Adam Beach, Jesse Bradford, John Benjamin Hickey View All


William Broyles Jr. (Screenplay), Clint Eastwood (Director), Paul Haggis (Screenplay) View All

Release: Oct. 18th, 2006
Runtime: 2 hours, 12 minutes
There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. This is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen - John 'Doc' Bradley, Pvt. Rene Gagnon and Pvt. Ira Hayes - who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima from the Japanese.
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50 FLAGS OF OUR FATHERS, a Clint Eastwood film
Clint Eastwood's next film, going into production soon with an eye on a second-half of '06 release, is Flags of Our Fathers. A World War II epic about the bloody and important Battle of Iwo Jima, Flag...

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This does get a little confusing as the film takes most of its running time to establish the person looking to collect the stories of what happened, which does make it feel underweight when it reaches a conclusion in the most recent time period where these heroes have aged out of their supposedly gl....
You'll have a war scene, then you'll come back to the men being praised by Americans, then back to a war scene, and we're back to the men being praised by Americans....
Holden Pike
Flags of Our Fathers has plenty to recommend seeing it, but it is flawed and simply isn't one of Eastwood's best works nor does it rank with the greatest War films.