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Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

R
Drama, Biography, War, History
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Director
Mel Gibson
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Hugo Weaving, Vince Vaughn, Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Rachel Griffiths, Nathaniel Buzolic, Matt Nable, Richard Roxburgh, Ryan Corr
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Mel Gibson gets behind the camera again to direct Hacksaw Ridge based on the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.