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Flags of Our Fathers

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. "Flags of Our Fathers" is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen, John "Doc" Bradley (Ryan Phillippe), Pvt. Rene Gagnon (Jesse Bradford), and Pvt. Ira Hayes (Adam Beach), who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima.

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Released: Oct 20th, 2006
Budget: $90,000,000.00
Revenue: $65,900,249.00

Flags of Our Fathers Main Cast

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Ryan Phillippe
Ryan Phillippe
plays John "Doc" Bradley
Jesse Bradford
Jesse Bradford
plays Rene Gagnon
Adam Beach
Adam Beach
plays Ira Hayes
John Benjamin Hickey
John Benjamin Hickey
plays Keyes Beech
John Slattery
John Slattery
plays Bud Gerber
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (factual errors): During the initial bombardment of Iwo Jima by the U.S. Naval Fleet, the distinctive shape of several Iowa Class battleships is shown (their bows had a unique curvature when seen in profile). One of these ships is shown taking a direct hit from Japanese batteries. Three Iowa-Class battleships were present at Iwo Jima and did perform shore bombardment duties, but none was hit as depicted in the film.
  • Movie Goof (revealing mistake): In the "Bond Tour" scenes involving old-time microphones, only once is the microphone positioned correctly. When the "Andrews Sisters" vocal trio sings and the men later speak, the black-and-silver RCA 77 ribbon microphones are positioned backwards. They should have been rotated 180 degrees, so that the microphones' fronts and tops would tilt slightly away from the singers/speakers. The same is true for a later scene with one of the men speaking at a lectern with a large gray Altec microphone - it, too, is positioned backwards.
  • David Rasche appears in the film in a cameo role. Rasche is famous for his lampoon of Clint Eastwood's "Dirty Harry" character in the sitcom Sledge Hammer!. Eastwood is known for his sense of humor and apparently liked the show.
  • At the Cannes Film Festival, filmmaker Spike Lee criticized director Clint Eastwood for not displaying African-American marines who had fought on Iwo Jima. Eastwood's response was that the movie was about the marines who raised the flag on Mount Suribachi. He went on to explain that although African-Americans did fight on Iwo Jima, the Marine Corps was segregated during WWII, and none of the men who raised the flag were black. Eastwood finally told Lee to "shut his face". Through the media, Lee responded that Eastwood was being an angry old man. Lee was filming Miracle at St. Anna at the time, a film about four black soldiers fighting WWII in Italy.
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Movie Series/Collection

Flags of Our Fathers
2006
- Flags of Our Fathers
Letters from Iwo Jima
2006
- Letters from Iwo Jima

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