The Great Raid
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Set during the final days of World War II, a group of 500 prisoners are held by the Japanese. They are the survivors of thousands who were captured but died. Now, as time runs out for them, a group of Rangers mount an ambitious plan to rescue them before their execution. Although listed as a 2005 release, this film was on the shelf for over two years, and reviews have been mixed.
132 minutes , No persons under 16 (Violence) Action, Drama, War.
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Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, Robert Mammone, Max Martini, James Carpinello, Mark Consuelos, Craig McLachlan
John Dahl Screenplay Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro, from the books by William B. Breuer and Hampton Sides Music Trevor Rabin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart Cinematography Peter Menzies Jr. Sound formats Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS Soundtrack Not available
Made in 2005
Produced by Marty Katz Productions, Miramax Films, Village Roadshow Pictures, Lawrence Bender Productions
Official Site | IMDB page | FPB Report | ScreenIt Report
FPB Report (SA)
Genre War drama
Language Infrequently mild to strong
Violence Frequently strong to intense
Drug abuse None
Comments A drama based on the rescue of P.O.W. during WW2 from a Japanese camp. A lot of preparatory work building to a climax of the raid that is carried out successfully.
These details are supplied by the FPB. If you have a problem with any of the above, please take it up directly with the FPB. Read the Classification Guidelines.
ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Die Burger Francois Bloemhof 10
iAfrica.com Marchelle Hermanus 15
Mail & Guardian Shaun de Waal 10
The Star Theresa Smith 10
Sunday Times Barry Ronge 10 International Media
Box Office (USA) Wade Major 5
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 15
eye Weekly (Canada) Paul Carlucci 1
ReelViews (USA) James Berardinelli 13
IMDB 1220 Netizens 15
Average .. 52% 10
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