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Windtalkers

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Set in 1944 during the Allied invasion of Saipan, the film is supposed to be about the use of Native American Indian Navajos for communications -- they spoke the codes in their own language, and the Japanese were unable to decipher it. The film devolves to an exploration of racism and that old Hollywood stand-by, the Buddy Flick. Our two heroes -- one an injured officer, and the other a Navajo, start off rockily and develop a friendship as the war goes on. The officer has the task of ''protecting the code'', which means making sure the Japanese never have a chance to interrogate the Navajo...


135 minutes, No persons under 16 (Violence)
Action, Drama, Male conflict & bonding, War

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Credits
Cast
Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo
Director
John Woo
ScreenplayJohn Rice, Joe Batteer
MusicJames Horner
CinematographyJeffrey L. Kimball
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2002
Produced byLion Rock, MGM

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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
The StarSue Olswang12
Die BurgerFrancois Smith5
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge1
RapportBarrie Hough14
M-Net CinemagicBarry Ronge8
Total MovieNev Pierce10
International Media
eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman1
Box Office (USA)Francesca Dinglasan5
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli13
IMDB2186 Netizens12
Average .. 41%8


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