PG-13 | | Biography, Drama, Sport
After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.
Despite being a born-again Christian, Louis Zamperini requested that the film not delve too deeply into his religion, as he wanted his experiences with faith and forgiveness to reach the audience on a universal level.
We are here.
Cup: At 8,000 feet. This is it, boys.
Phil: You got it, Zamp?
Louis Zamperini: Roger.
Lambert: You hit this one, drinks are on me.
Louis Zamperini: I ain't going to a bar with you, handsome. You confuse all the broads.
Phil: Get your cameras, boys. I'm gonna light it up like Christmas.
Watanabe was a corporal, later a sergeant. So he was no officer at all, and could not possibly be "commanding officer" of a POW camp. He was very low ranked in the camp hierarchy and by no means the head of it.
English, Japanese, Italian
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