R | | Biography, Drama, History
WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people, and becomes the first man in American history to receive the Medal of Honor without firing a shot.
13 September 2016 | trublu215
8 | A film that is as courageous as its subject and as violent as the war it portrays.
Hacksaw Ridge is the latest film from the infamous Mel Gibson and it is as electrifying as one would come to expect. ...
James Horner was originally hired to compose the score. He had previously collaborated with Mel Gibson on The Man Without a Face (1993), Braveheart (1995), and Apocalypto (2006). After Horner's sudden death, John Debney (composer for The Passion of the Christ (2004)) was chosen as the film's composer. His completed score was rejected, and Rupert Gregson-Williams replaced him for the final cut.
Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the Earth. He will not grow tired or weary, and His understanding no one can fathom. He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow...
The Silver Star Medal was not created until 1932, years after Tom Doss left the Army. Prior to that date, the Silver Star Medal's predecessor, the Silver Citation Star, consisted of a silver star, 3/16 inch in diameter worn on the suspension ribbon of the campaign medal, in this case the WWI Victory Medal. However, after the Silver Star was created, any recipient of the Citation Star could have that decoration upgraded to the Silver Star simply by applying.
$15,190,758 (USA) (6 November 2016)
$67,115,062 (USA) (3 March 2017)
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