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joewambaugh
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« on: August 05, 2005, 06:11:35 PM »

saw the preview just today, and absolutely loved this movie.

~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ here's some info...

Set in the Philippines in 1945, "The Great Raid" tells the true story of the 6th Ranger Battalion, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Mucci (Benjamin Bratt) who undertake a daring rescue mission against all odds. Traveling thirty miles behind enemy lines, the 6th Ranger Battalion aims to liberate over 500 American prisoners-of-war from the notorious Cabanatuan Japanese POW camp in the most audacious rescue ever.

http://www.miramax.com/thegreatraid/

From director John Dahl (he also directed 'Rounders') comes the stirring true story of one of the most spectacular rescue missions ever to take place in American history: "the great raid on Cabanatuan, " the daring exploit that would liberate more than 500 U.S. Prisoners of War in the face of overwhelming odds. A gripping depiction of human resilience, the film vividly brings to life the personal courage and audacious heroism that allowed a small but stoic band of World War II soldiers to attempt the impossible in the hopes of freeing their captured brothers.

Once a tale shared across the United States, the long-lost story of THE GREAT RAID has been recreated with meticulous authenticity to pay testimony to the many different people, from U.S. commanders to Filipino soldiers to women aid workers to the POWs themselves, who played a part in turning this time of intense hardship and unrelenting danger into a moment of inspiration.
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joewambaugh
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« Reply #1 on: August 05, 2005, 06:27:22 PM »

http://www.miramax.com/thegreatraid/
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Crafty_Dog
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2005, 09:08:43 AM »

Thanks for the heads up on this.  

There was a book on this raid which I read but the name slips my mind (may have had the word "Ghost_____" in the title-- not the greatest prose, but what a great story!!!
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joewambaugh
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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2005, 09:56:45 PM »

yes!!! "Ghost Soldiers" or "Ghost Raiders" one of which was considered as a working title for the movie.  "the Great Raid" won over...

correction: movie actually opens on the 12th, this coming Friday.
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