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Unbroken (2014)

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After a near-fatal plane crash in WWII, Olympian Louis Zamperini spends a harrowing 47 days in a raft with two fellow crewmen before he's caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

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Nominated for 3 Oscars. Another 14 wins & 29 nominations. See more awards »

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Watanabe (as Takamasa Ishihara)
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Mac
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Cup
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Louise
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Anthony
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Tinker
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The life of Louis Zamperini, an Olympic athlete who joined the armed forces during the second world war. Only to be captured by the Japanese navy after a plane crash in the Pacific. During his capture, Louie must continue his fight by surviving through the war. Written by Tristanmerkler01

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Survival. Resilience. Redemption. See more »

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Biography | Drama | Sport | War

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Rated PG-13 for war violence including intense sequences of brutality, and for brief language | See all certifications »

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25 December 2014 (USA)  »

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Inquebrantable  »

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Budget:

$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$30,621,445 (USA) (28 December 2014)

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$115,637,895 (USA) (14 March 2015)
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The plane in this film, as in the actual history, gained the nickname the Green Hornet, after the radio hero-who teamed with a Japanese partner. See more »

Goofs

At the train station scene when Peter is seeing Louis off, a 50-star US flag is hanging from the depot building. The flag had only 48 stars from 1912 until 1959. See more »

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[first lines]
Phil: [in cockpit] We are here.
Cup: [over radio] At 8,000 feet. This is it, boys.
Phil: [over radio] You got it, Zamp?
Louis Zamperini: [dialing in bombing scope] Roger.
Lambert: You hit this one, drinks are on me.
Louis Zamperini: I ain't going to a bar with you, handsome. You confuse all the broads.
Mac: [wolf-whistles]
Phil: Get your cameras, boys. I'm gonna light it up like Christmas.
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Referenced in Nostalgia Critic: Care Bears Nutcracker Suite (2014) See more »

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Olympic Kick
Written by Alexandre Desplat
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Unbroken (2014). It was okay, great photography, but brought nothing new to the table.
14 July 2015 | by (Austin, Texas, United States) – See all my reviews

Did It seem like Unbroken got negative word of mouth last winter? After having watched this film it seems like the negativity was a bit unfair. Granted, Unbroken is no masterpiece, but why it garnered such negative word on the street is beyond me. (Or it could be my particular clique in Austin.) The cinematography and use of CGI were great but I'm sure that's been covered elsewhere by guys who know more about such things.

My main complaint is the film was one of those "It's all been done before" type stories, namely, with Merry Xmas Mr Lawrence (1983), a tale of a sadistic homo-eroticism set in a Japanese POW Camp.

The objections to this film's content as being racist and unfair to the Japanese may be unfounded, however, as the abuse was clearly the product of just one guy (the attractively effeminate Japanese Lagerführer) and not the Japanese race, or "system." Ultimately I rated it a 5/10.


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