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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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Credits
Cast
Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, Robert Mammone, Max Martini, James Carpinello, Mark Consuelos, Craig McLachlan
Director
John Dahl
ScreenplayCarlo Bernard, Doug Miro, from the books by William B. Breuer and Hampton Sides
MusicTrevor Rabin, Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart
CinematographyPeter Menzies Jr.
Sound formatsDolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2005
Produced byMarty Katz Productions, Miramax Films, Village Roadshow Pictures, Lawrence Bender Productions

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FPB Report (SA)
GenreWar drama
LanguageInfrequently mild to strong
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceFrequently strong to intense
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsA 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 / NudityViolenceBlood / Gore / GrossGuns /
Weapons
Profanity
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Alcohol / DrugsSmokingDisrespectful /
Bad Attitude
Imitative BehaviourFrightening /
Tense Scenes
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Jump ScenesTense Family ScenesMusic (Scary/Tense)Music (Inappropriate)Topics to talk about
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Ratings
Scale (Max)20
South African Media
Die BurgerFrancois Bloemhof10
iAfrica.comMarchelle Hermanus15
Mail & GuardianShaun de Waal10
The StarTheresa Smith10
Sunday TimesBarry Ronge10
International Media
Box Office (USA)Wade Major5
Chicago Sunday TimesRoger Ebert15
eye Weekly (Canada)Paul Carlucci1
ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli13
IMDB1220 Netizens15
Average .. 52%10


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