Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

There were five Marines and one Navy Corpsman photographed raising the U.S. flag on Mt. Suribachi by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. "Flags of Our Fathers" is the story of three of the six surviving servicemen, John "Doc" Bradley (Ryan Phillippe), Pvt. Rene Gagnon (Jesse Bradford), and Pvt. Ira Hayes (Adam Beach), who fought in the battle to take Iwo Jima. "Flags of Our Fathers" is the American viewpoint of Eastwood's diptych on the battle of Iwo Jima, the other being "Letters From Iwo Jima", which tells the same story from the Japanse point of view.

Rotten Tomatoes: Certified Fresh 73% / Audience 69%

6/10

Rated R 2 hr 11 mins

GENRES
Drama • History • War
DIRECTION
Clint Eastwood
CAST
Ryan Phillippe  •  Adam Beach  •  Jesse Bradford  •  John Benjamin Hickey

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CAST & CHARACTERS
Ryan Phillippe John "Doc" Bradley
Adam Beach Ira Hayes
Jesse Bradford Rene Gagnon
John Benjamin Hickey Sergeant Keyes Beech
Paul Walker Hank Hansen
Neal McDonough Captain Severance
Jamie Bell Ralph Ignatowski
Joseph Cross Franklin Sousley
Jason Gray-Stanford Lieutenant Harold Schrier
Melanie Lynskey Pauline Harnois
Robert Patrick Colonel Chandler Johnson
Barry Pepper Sergeant Mike Strank