Hacksaw Ridge (2016)
Release Date: November 4, 2016
Studio: Summit Entertainment
Director: Mel Gibson
Screenwriter: Robert Schenkkan, Randall Wallace, Andrew Knight
Genre: Action / Drama
MPAA Rating: (R) for intense prolonged realistically graphic sequences of war violence including grisly bloody images.
Official Website: www.HacksawRidge.movie
Cast: Andrew Garfield, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, Vince Vaughn
Plot Summary: HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of conscientious collaborator Desmond Doss (Andrew Garfield) who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He believed the war was just, but killing was nevertheless wrong; he was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. As an army medic, Doss single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. He was the first conscientious objector to ever earn the Congressional Medal of Honor.