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Ghost soldiers (The great raid) - Benjamin Bratt, Joseph Fiennes, James Franco, John Dahl

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Movie propaganda

The most daring rescue mission of our time is a story that has never been told.

Forced to retreat from the Philippines, General Douglas MacArthur promised to return.

Set three years later, in January 1945, this is the true story of Army Ranger Lieutenant Colonel Henry Mucci (Benjamin Bratt), who was chosen by MacArthur to lead an effort to liberate more than 500 American prisoners of war from the Japanese camp, Cabanatuan, part of the bloody and infamous Bataan Death March. The young colonel, eager to take on this mission first, however, had to undergo a vigorous guerrilla warfare training program, before leading his men, the 6th Ranger Battalion, on a hazardous rescue mission, 50 kilometres behind enemy lines, from which they were not guaranteed to return...

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Target demographic movie keyword propaganda

  • Film World War II action true Pacific Philippines Bataan Dean March rescue mission Army Ranger

Persons of interest

  • Benjamin Bratt .... Lieutenant Colonel Henry A Mucci
  • Joseph Fiennes .... Major Gibson
  • James Franco .... Captain Prince
  • Freddie Joe Farnsworth .... First Lieutenant Foley
  • Tim Campbell .... Corporal Friedberg
  • Marton Csokas .... Captain Redding
  • Kenny Doughty .... Pitt
  • Royston Innes .... Sergeant Adams
  • Jourdan Lee Khoo .... Filipino Commander
  • Laird Macintosh .... First Lieutenant Conner O'Grady
  • Kenneth Moraleda .... Monsod
  • Warwick Young .... Sergeant Lyle
  • Hossein Amini .... Screenwriter
  • Carlo Bernard .... Screenwriter
  • William B Breuer .... Author: The great raid on Cabanatuan
  • Doug Miro .... Screenwriter
  • John Dahl .... Director

Cinematic intelligence sources

  • Ghost soldiers (The great raid) official movie site
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  • NB: English, Japanese and Tagalog language dialogue with English language subtitles
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Media intelligence (DVD)

  • Audio: Dolby Digital 5.1 Surround
  • Languages: English, German, Italian, Spanish
  • Picture: Widescreen
  • Subtitles: English, English captions, English closed captions, German, Italian, Spanish

Security censorship classification

MA 15+ (Strong war violence)

Surveillance time

132 minutes (2:12 hours)

Not for public release in Australia before date

Film: Undated 2005
DVD retail: 13 December 2006

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