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Workmanlike retelling of the 1944 rescue of more than 500 American POWs from a Japanese prison camp located in a remote area of the Philippines. You've got the outside planners, Army Rangers Mucci (Bratt) and Prince (Franco) and their Filipino allies, led by Pajota (Montano); the insiders, led by malaria sufferer Gibson (Fiennes); and nurse Margaret (Nielsen), who's also a resistance leader. Film has a looooong build-up before the raid comes off, which dissipates the tension. Completed in 2002, flick sat on the Miramax shelves until its brief 2005 big screen release.

Miramax Film Corp., 8439 W Sunset Blvd., West Hollywood, CA 90069-1921, Phone: (323)650-2937, URL: http://www.miramax.com

Available on Running time 132 minutes. Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
World War II, Military: Army, True Stories, Rescue Missions, Action-Drama, Concentration/Internment Camps, POW/MIA, Pacific Islands
Screenplay
Carlo Bernard, Doug Miro
Cast
Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, Connie Nielsen, Joseph Fiennes, Marton Csokas, Robert Mammone, Natalie Mendoza, Motoki Kobayashi, Cesar Montano, Maximillian Martini, James Carpinello, Craig McLachlan, Dale Dye, Paolo Montalban, Gotaro Tsunashima
Cinematography
Peter Menzies
Director
John Dahl
Music
Trevor Rabin
Other
Paul Brincat, Pietro Scalia, Scott Chestnut, Michael Rumpf, Lizzy Gardiner, Bruno Rubeo
Producer
Marty Katz, Lawrence Bender, Marty Katz, Miramax Films

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The Great Raid released to DVD in 2005. The total running time of the movie is 132 minutes. Benjamin Bratt, James Franco and Connie Nielsen star in The Great Raid. The Great Raid is the story of the 1944 rescue of more than 500 American POWs. They were in a Japanese prison camp in the Philippines. The movie shows how they planned the rescue and them rescuing the prisoners. The movie is full of suspense, action and drama.