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Plot, Details & Awards

Flags of Our Fathers

Rated R for sequences of graphic war violence and carnage, and for language.

R In Theaters 10/20/2006 , 132min.
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Plot & Details

Clint Eastwood's adaptation of the non-fiction book Flags of Our Fathers concerns the lives of the men in the famous picture of soldiers raising the American flag over Iwo Jima during that historic WWII battle. Battle scenes are intercut with footage of three of the soldiers - played by Ryan Phillipe, Jesse Bradford, and Adam Beach -- who survived the battle going on a goodwill tour of the United States in order to sell war bonds. Many evening they are forced to reenact their famous pose, something each of them finds more and more difficult to do as they suffer from survivor's guilt. Eastwood frames the story by having one of the men's grown son (Tom McCarthy) interview his father's old comrades in order to find out more about what happened to his father. Eastwood followed this film with Letters from Iwo Jima, a second film about the battle of Iwo Jima, but told from the Japanese perspective. Flags of Our Fathers was produced by Eastwood and Steven Spielberg.

Awards

Academy Awards

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Dave Campbell Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Alan Robert Murray Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Editing Bub Asman Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing John Reitz Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Gregg Rudloff Nominated
2006 Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Best Sound Mixing Walt Martin Nominated

Golden Globes

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Hollywood Foreign Press Association Best Director Clint Eastwood Nominated

Art Directors Guild

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Art Directors Guild Best Art Direction in a Period Film Henry Bumstead Nominated

Broadcast Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Broadcast Film Critics Association Best Supporting Actor Adam Beach Nominated

Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Dallas/Fort Worth Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated

Las Vegas Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Las Vegas Film Critics Association Best Picture Nominated

Los Angeles Film Critics Association

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 Los Angeles Film Critics Association Best Director (Runner-up) Clint Eastwood Won

National Board of Review

Year Award CategoryCast & Crew Result
2006 National Board of Review Best Picture Nominated

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