About

The story of a group of men, an Army Rifle company called C-for-Charlie, who change, suffer, and ultimately make essential discoveries about themselves during the fierce World War II battle of Guadalcanal. It follows their journey, from the surprise of an unopposed landing, through the bloody and exhausting battles that follow, to the ultimate departure of those who survived.

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Directed by

Terrence Malick

Written by

Terrence Malick (Screenplay)
James Jones (Novel)

Runtime

171 minutes

Country

United States of America, Canada

Language

English

Tagline

Every man fights his own war.

Cast

Keywords

world war ii based on novel or book epic fighting soldier steel helmet jungle battle u.s. army survival pacific island anti war rifle invasion guadalcanal pacific theater 1940s sergeant marine corps infantry commander pacific awol battle assignment philosophic conflict

Photos

Lists

#79 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die Steven Jay Schneider

#196 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

Awards

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing Billy Weber

Oscar nomination for Best Cinematography John Toll

Oscar nomination for Best Director Terrence Malick

Oscar nomination for Best Music, Original Dramatic Score Hans Zimmer