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World War II 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.
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 death, John Debney (composer for The Passion of the Christ (2004)) was chosen. 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...
When Sgt. Howell is inspecting the rope knots the soldiers tied, he comments on Private Rinelli's knot saying he "just strangled himself", comparing his knot to a noose, he then asks "Are you a fan on Benito?", possibly referring to the hanging of Benito Mussolini's body after his death. This would be inaccurate, since the training of Doss' unit in Fort Jackson took place in 1942, and Benito Mussolini was not killed and hung until 1945.
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