R | | Action, Drama, War
Two U.S. Marines in World War II are assigned to protect Navajo Marines, who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.
The desert scene in the opening credits uses the same stock footage of the Sonoran Desert in Arizona as Back to the Future Part III (1990) and City Slickers II: The Legend of Curly's Gold (1994).
This was supposed to be a secure area. What happened?
Joe Enders: I killed him.
When Nicholas Cage and Adam Beach meet in the film baby carrots are served as part of their meal. The process of creating "baby carrots" did not begin until 1980 as a way of bringing to market carrots that were too curvy or knobbly. The carrots would have been cut into "coins" or smaller bite sized pieces.
Due to restrictions/limitations in the German retail market at the time, MGM also released a cut version on DVD which misses ca. 12 minutes of footage. This version is rated "Not under 16" (uncut version has a "Not under 18" rating).
English, Navajo, Japanese
$14,520,412 16 June 2002