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The Great Raid Details


John Dahl directed this war drama based on the true story of one of the most daring military actions of World War II. In the waning days of World War II, General Douglas MacArthur chose to make good on a pledge that he made in 1942 -- that he would return to the Philippines after he and his troops were forced to retreat. However, MacArthur's determination was more than a matter of pride. Over 500 American soldiers were being held in Cabanatuan, a notoriously brutal prisoner of war camp in the Philippines operated by the Japanese army, and MacArthur wanted to see to it that they made it home. MacArthur chose Lt. Col. Henry Mucci (Benjamin Bratt) to lead the Sixth Ranger Battalion on a mission 30 miles behind enemy lines to infiltrate Cabanatuan and liberate the American prisoners. With the help of Capt. Prince (James Franco), Mucci leads his men on a life-or-death raid against forces known for their savagery. The Great Raid was based on William B. Breuer's book The Great Raid on Cabanatuan: Rescuing the Doomed Ghosts of Bataan and Corregidor, and also stars Joseph Fiennes, Connie Nielsen, and Marton Csokas. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

  • Release date:August 12, 2005


John Dahl
Lawrence Bender
Martin F. Katz
Carlo Bernard
Hampton Sides
Book Author
Doug Miro
Peter Menzies, Jr.
Trevor Rabin
Composer (Music Score)
Scott Chestnut
Pietro Scalia
Bruno Rubeo
Production Designer
Bill Booth
Supervising Art Director
Michael Rumpf
Art Director
Anthony Winley
Mark Turnbull
Associate Producer
Harvey Weinstein
Executive Producer
Bob Weinstein
Executive Producer
Jonathan Gordon
Executive Producer
Michelle Raimo
Executive Producer
Mitch Cass
Set Designer
Rolland Pike
Set Decorator
Lizzy Gardiner
Costume Designer
Paul "Salty" Brincat
Sound/Sound Designer
Mark Turnbull
First Assistant Director
Bonnie Timmermann
Darko Tuskan
Stunts Coordinator
Bruce Stubblefield
Supervising Sound Editor
Mark Turnbull
Assistant Director
Viv Mepham
Viv Mepham
Hair Styles
Vic Armstrong
Second Unit Director