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).
What I'm about to tell you, Corporal, cannot leave this room. Under no circumstances can you allow your Code Talker to fall into enemy hands. Your mission is to protect the code. At all costs.
There is a 50-star US flag (instead of 48) at the Navajo enlistment ceremony.
A few scenes and lines of dialouge were either altered or missing from the finished film. An early scene of Joe and a nurse in their car on the beach has them two talking about the world being a pretty place and joe says it's not. Another scene of Joe and Yazi talking. Joe asks "seen any combat?" Yazi answers "No, but i am looking forward to getting into some" There are a few other small lines of dialouge that was left out. These were most likely cut because of pacing.
English, Navajo, Japanese
$14,520,412 16 June 2002