• Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

Flags of Our Fathers

Release Date: October 20th, 2006

DVD Release Date: February 6th, 2007

R |2 hr 12 min

Plot Summary

In February and March of 1945, U.S. troops fight and win one of the most crucial and costly battles of the war on the island of Iwo Jima. A photo of U.S. servicemen raising the flag on Mount Suribachi becomes an iconic symbol of victory to a war-weary nation. The individuals themselves become heroes, though not all survive the war and realize it.

Cast: Ryan Phillippe, Jesse Bradford, Adam Beach, John Benjamin Hickey, John Slattery, Barry Pepper, Jamie Bell, Paul Walker

Director: Clint Eastwood

Genres: War , Historical drama

Production Co: Amblin Entertainment, Warner Bros., Malpaso Company, DreamWorks SKG

Distributors: DreamWorks SKG

Keywords: Dark, Soldier, Rise, Emotional, Sacrifice, 1940s

Ratings & Reviews

  • 100
    Ken FoxTV Guide Magazine

    This is a powerful, important and, in the end, profoundly poignant movie dedicated to the lives of men and women who fight wars and shoulder the burden of becoming "heroes" to help the rest of us make sense of what remains incomprehensible. show more

  • 100
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    Eastwood’s two-film project is one of the most visionary of all efforts to depict the reality and meaning of battle. show more

  • 100
    Kirk HoneycuttThe Hollywood Reporter

    Clint Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers does a most difficult and brave thing and does it brilliantly. It is a movie about a concept. Not just any concept but the shop-worn and often wrong-headed idea of "heroism." show more

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Awards

Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Sound Mixing
Nominated Sound Editing