The Great Raid

The Great Raid

Benjamin Bratt
Director: John Dahl Cast: Benjamin Bratt
Benjamin Bratt
, James Franco
James Franco
, Connie Nielsen
Connie Nielsen
John Dahl

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John Dahl directed this war drama based on the true story of one of the most daring military actions of World War II. In the waning days of World War II, General Douglas MacArthur chose to make good on a pledge that he made in 1942 -- that he would return to the Philippines after he and his troops were forced to retreat. However, MacArthur's determination was more than a matter of pride. Over 500 American soldiers were being held in Cabanatuan, a notoriously brutal prisoner of war camp in the Philippines operated by the Japanese army, and MacArthur wanted to see to it that they made it home. MacArthur chose Lt. Col. Henry Mucci (Benjamin Bratt) to lead the Sixth Ranger Battalion on a mission 30 miles behind enemy lines to infiltrate Cabanatuan and liberate the American prisoners. With the help of Capt. Prince (James Franco), Mucci leads his men on a life-or-death raid against forces known for their savagery. The Great Raid was based on William B. Breuer's book The Great Raid on Cabanatuan: Rescuing the Doomed Ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor, and also stars Joseph Fiennes, Connie Nielsen, and Marton Csokas.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/15/2011
UPC: 0031398137504
Original Release: 2005
Source: Miramax Lionsgate
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Wide Screen]
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 2:13:00
Sales rank: 4,100

Special Features

Deleted scenes with optional director commentary; Captain Dale Dye's Boot Camp; The Price of Freedom: Making The Great Raid; The Veterans Remember; War in the Pacific interactive timeline; Feature commentary with director John Dahl, producer Marty Katz, technical advisor Captain Dale Dye, editor Scott Chestnut and author Hampton Sides; Making The Great Raid; The mix board with special audio options

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Benjamin Bratt Lt. Colonel Mucci
James Franco Captain Prince
Connie Nielsen Margaret Utinsky
Joseph Fiennes Major Gibson
Marton Csokas Captain Redding
Motoki Kobayashi Major Nagai
Robert Mammone Captain Fisher
Natalie Mendoza Mina
Cesar Montano Pajota
James Carpinello Actor
Clayne Clawford Private Len Johnson
Mark Consuelos Actor
Kenny Doughty Actor
Craig McLachlan Actor
Sam Worthington Actor
Max Martini Sid 'Top' Wojo

Technical Credits
John Dahl Director
Lawrence Bender Producer
Carlo Bernard Screenwriter
Paul "Salty" Brincat Sound/Sound Designer
Mitch Cass Set Decoration/Design
Scott Chestnut Editor
Brian Cox Special Effects Supervisor
Fury & Grace Sound/Sound Designer
Lizzy Gardiner Costumes/Costume Designer
Jonathan Gordon Executive Producer
Martin F. Katz Producer
Peter Menzies Cinematographer
Viv Mepham Makeup
Doug Miro Screenwriter
Trevor Rabin Score Composer
Michelle Raimo Executive Producer
Bruno Rubeo Production Designer
Michael Rumpf Art Director
Pietro Scalia Editor
Bonnie Timmermann Casting
Mark Turnbull Associate Producer,Asst. Director
Harvey Weinstein Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein Executive Producer
Anthony Winley Co-producer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Great Raid
1. Leave No Trace [3:41]
2. Day 1 - January 27th [4:43]
3. Cabanatuan [4:14]
4. Margaret [9:22]
5. The Worthy [7:56]
6. Day 2 - January 28th [6:37]
7. Military Secret Police [5:40]
8. Day 3 - January 29th [:24]
9. No More Delays [7:49]
10. Interrogation [3:57]
11. Follow Her [7:21]
12. Don't Try It, Red [9:02]
13. Day 4 - January 30th [2:18]
14. The Plan [4:32]
15. The Approach [8:30]
16. The Raid [6:32]
17. The Rescue [9:53]
18. Last Man Out [3:16]
19. Day 5 - January 31st [7:19]
20. Titles & Credits [8:53]

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