A powerful frontline cast - combining Hollywood's biggest names with its newest young stars - explodes into action as a U.S. infantry unit battles for control on Guadalcanal in this hauntingly realistic view of military and moral chaos in the Pacific during World War II.
Mel Gibson delivers an electrifying performance in Peter Weir's (The Truman Show, Witness) compelling story of friendship and adventure between two Australian soldiers in 1915. They cross continents and great oceans, climb the pyramids and walk through the ancient sands of Egypt to join their regiment at the fateful battle of Gallipoli. The echoes of history blend with the friends' compelling destiny as they become part of a legendary World War I confrontation between Australia and the German allied Turks - a battle that is to Australians what the Alamo is to Americans.
A gritty and emotional look at the lives of a platoon of American soldiers as they patrol, fight and die in the jungles of Vietnam as seen through the perspective of a young recruit. Two veteran sergeants clash when one of them precipitates a massacre of villagers.
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