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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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Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo
|Screenplay||John Rice, Joe Batteer|
|Cinematography||Jeffrey L. Kimball|
|Sound formats||Dolby Digital, Sony Dynamic Digital Sound, DTS|
|Produced by||Lion Rock, MGM|
|South African Media|
|The StarSue Olswang||12|
|Die BurgerFrancois Smith||5|
|Sunday TimesBarry Ronge||1|
|RapportBarrie Hough||14 |
|M-Net CinemagicBarry Ronge||8|
|Total MovieNev Pierce||10|
|eye Weekly (Canada)Adam Nayman||1|
|Box Office (USA)Francesca Dinglasan||5|
|ReelViews (USA)James Berardinelli||13|
|Average .. 41%||8|
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