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WINDTALKERS begins quietly--with widescreen aerial shots of clouds that gradually clear to reveal the beautiful mesas of Monument Valley. A bus collects Navajo volunteers Ben ...Read more
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WINDTALKERS ........ fIRST OF ALL A1 FILM .

This film is without a doubt for me one of the best war films i have ever seen.

Nicolas Cage stars in this be...Read more
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WINDTALKERS begins quietly--with widescreen aerial shots of clouds that gradually clear to reveal the beautiful mesas of Monument Valley. A bus collects Navajo volunteers Ben Yahzee (Adam Beach) and Charlie Whitehorse (Roger Willie). It's 1943, and the U.S. has developed an indecipherable secret military code based on the Navajo language. Yahzee and Whitehorse are to be trained as code talkers.
Then John Woo's Pacific war film erupts into violence, with a savage battle that has one survivor, Joe Enders (Nicolas Cage). Badly wounded and feeling guilty at the loss of his companions, Joe recuperates in Hawaii where he is helped by a sympathetic nurse (Frances O'Connor). Joe disguises his hearing loss and he is promoted as Yahzee's battlefield bodyguard. Ordered to "protect the code at all times," Joe must prevent Yahzee from being captured. At first, Yahzee and Whitehorse, whose bodyguard is Ox Henderson (Christian Slater), are subjected to prejudice--particularly from Rogers (Noah Emmerich). But when the unit is shipped to Saipan, the Marines begin to appreciate the code talkers.
Director Woo has created a powerful drama. The visceral battle sequences are strikingly filmed and there is fine acting from Cage, Beach, Willie, Slater, Emmerich, and Frances O'Connor, who portrays the poignancy of love in uncertain times.


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Leading Role 1Nicolas Cage
Leading Role 2Christian Slater
Leading Role 3Adam Beach
Additional Roles byFrances O'Connor, Peter Stormare, Noah Emmerich, Mark Ruffalo, Brian Van Holt, Roger Willie
Director 1John Woo
ProducerJohn Woo, Terence Chang, Alison Rosenzweig, Tracie Graham Rice
ScreenwriterJohn Rice, Joe Batteer
Score ComposerJames Horner

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Region2
Release FormatDVD
Rating15
Release Year2003
GenreWar
LanguageEnglish
Subtitle LanguagesCzech, English
Running Time128 minutes
EAN5050070008098

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Surprisingly unengaging

Created: 10/12/09
I was interested in seeing this film as I had recently read about the Navajo contribution made to the unbreakable American codes of WW2 during their conflicts in the Pacific. But I had expected much more detail, and fewer gung-ho, computer-generated battle mock-ups, and in the end, I learned very little I did not already know. Expensive but uninvolving, the film appears to be aimed at viewers who want violent reconstructions rather than an insight into the huge part played by under-rated yet enormously courageous marines of Navajo origins whose contribution to the U.S. Pacific war effort cannot be overestimated. None of this comes over in the film.
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shrimp

Created: 03/02/06
WINDTALKERS ........ fIRST OF ALL A1 FILM .

This film is without a doubt for me one of the best war films i have ever seen.

Nicolas Cage stars in this best war movies of all time .
Based on the World War 2 BATTLE OF SAIPAN where native indians had their own code which was NEVER cracked by the Japanese.

This is a very action based film bring all the action right in front of you and for those of you with surround sound make the most of it .

"TO PROTECT THE CODE AT ALL COSTS"

I really dont want to say too much cause you should buy this movie, excellent for a good night in with a bottle of wine of some beers and a take-a-way.

WELL WORTH IT ..........
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Superb film, a must see

Created: 02/12/08
Windtalkers is in another league to some war films. It tell sthe total self sacrifice made by normal people on times of conflict. The Americans found the language of the Navajo indians was a code the Japanese just could not break. To protect the code, each "windtalker" was given a bodyguard. each bodyguard was to protect the code at all costs.. even if it meant them killing the windtalker.
Nicholas Cage puts in his usual excellent performance. Christian Slater is superb too. A humbling film to watch.
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Nicholas Cage - WW2 US Marine battle for Saipan

Created: 03/11/07
This film stars Nicholas Cage and is based on his time serving in the US Marines during their battle for Sapian in the Pacific during WW2.

Joe Enders (Cage) and Ox Anderson (Christian Slater) are tasked with protecting the Navajo American codetalkers Ben Yahzee (Adam Beach) and Charlie Whitehorse (Roger Willie). Who have been trained to use a secret military code based on the native language, it was the only one never broken by the Japanese and ws the key to winning the war in the pacific.

The marines mission was to protect the code and all costs but as the bonds of war are forged how far will they be forced to go to stop the code falling into the Enemies hands?

This film runs for 2 hrs 9 mins
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Enders Game

Created: 05/08/09
Ok so this film will not win any awards for originality and all the standard prerequisites for a gritty war drama are present and correct in spades; base the film on a true emotional story - check, provide the usual suspects for central characters (various war torn rugged hardcore veteran marines, fresh faced naive newbies, southern hicks, world wise generals etc) - check, have the goodies going up against impossible odds - check, provide enemy soldiers who are rubbish shots - check, allow the usual smattery of Hollywood Schmaltz - check, throw in a liberal amount of flashback scenes - check. But this is a solid and enjoyable watch and a film worth seeing. The battle scenes are disturbing and grotesque, there are lots of bodies flailing about to random bullet wounds and fatal explosions a la the beach scene in Saving Private Ryan, and they do graphically show the true horribleness of war. The scenes of bonhomie between the Marines are well acted. Cage is great, as usual, playing the veteran Marine torn between duty and friendship and the Navajo Indian Code Breakers are good characters. Plus any film that has Christian Slater in a bunker outgunned and outnumbered and about to be taken apart by a viscous enemy has got to be worthy in my book. A good film.
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