Approved | | Drama, War
In 1942, in the Bataan peninsula of the Philippines, a ragtag American unit commanded by Sergeant Bill Dane attempts to blow-up a bridge in order to slow the Japanese advance.
The character name Cpl. Juan Katigbak (played by Roque Espiritu) was changed from its original name of Cpl. Jesus Katigbay.
Sergeant Bill Dane:
Come on, suckers! What's the matter with you? What are you waitin' for? Didn't think we were here, did you? You dirty rotten rats! We're still here! We'll always be here! Why don't you come and get it?
As in many Hollywood movies, salutes are rendered improperly. The subordinate salutes first and holds it until the superior returns the salute. Also, deep into the battle, with casualties/deaths mounting, the Americans are still addressing each other as "lieutenant," "sergeant," "corporal," etc. By that time all formalities would have been dropped.
Closing credits epilogue: So fought the heroes of Bataan. Their sacrifice made possible our victories in the Coral and Bismark Seas, at Midway, on New Guinea and Guadalcanal. Their spirit will lead us back to Bataan!
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