Release Date: December 23rd, 1998
DVD Release Date: November 2nd, 1999
R|2 hr 50 min
In 1942, Private Witt (Jim Caviezel) is a U.S. Army absconder living peacefully with the locals of a small South Pacific island. Discovered by his commanding officer, Sgt. Welsh (Sean Penn), Witt is forced to resume his active duty training for the Battle of Guadalcanal. As Witt and his unit land on the island, and the American troops mount an assault on entrenched Japanese positions, the story explores their various fates and attitudes towards life-or-death situations.
Director: Terrence Malick
Production Co: Phoenix Pictures, Fox 2000 Pictures