Starring: Andrew Garfield, Vince Vaughn, Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Hugo Weaving, Ryan Corr, Teresa Palmer, Richard Pyros, Rachel Griffiths
Bio-war drama directed by Mel Gibson which is based on the true story about US Army medic Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield) was drafted into World War II. Raised a Seventh-day Adventist, he refused to kill or carry a weapon and, as such, became stationed as a medic.
In Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, Doss saved 75 men without firing or carrying a gun. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, as he believed that while the war was justified, killing was nevertheless wrong. As an army medic, he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, braved fire while tending to soldiers and was wounded by a grenade and hit by snipers. Doss was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Best Quotes from Trailer:
Colonel Stelzer: What the hell is your delay, Captain?
Captain Glover: We’re waiting, sir.
Colonel Stelzer: Waiting for what!
Captain Glover: Private Doss.
Colonel Stelzer: Who the hell is Private Doss?
Desmond T. Doss: [to Dorothy] I always dreamed about being a doctor, but I’m getting out of school. I can’t stay here while all of them go fight for me.
Tom Doss: Did you figure this war is just going to fit in with your ideas?
Desmond T. Doss: While everybody is taking life I’m going to be saving it, and that’s going to be my way to serve.
[to the soldiers; referring to the rifle]
Sergeant Howell: This is a personal gift from the United States government designed to bring death to the enemy.
Desmond T. Doss: I’m sorry, sergeant, I can’t touch a gun.
Captain Glover: You don’t kill?
Desmond T. Doss: No, sir.
Captain Glover: You know, quite a bit of killing does occur in war.
[to the other soldiers]
Sergeant Howell: Private Doss does not believe in violence. Do not look to him to save you on the battlefield.
Smitty: [to Doss] I don’t think this is a question of religion, I think this is cowardice.
Dorothy Schutte: [to Doss] I fell in love with you because I thought you were unlike anyone else.
Dorothy Schutte: They’re saying you could go to prison.
Desmond T. Doss: I don’t know how I’m going to live with myself if I don’t stay true to what I believe.
Dorothy Schutte: [to Doss] You better come home to me.
Desmond T. Doss: With the world so set on tearing itself apart, it don’t seem like such a bad thing to me to want to put a little bit of it back together.
Army Judge: Private Doss, you are free to run into the hellfire of battle without a single weapon to protect yourself.
[to a wounded soldier]
Desmond T. Doss: I’m going to get you home!
Soldier: [to Glover] There’s something you got to see.
[referring to all the patched up wounded soldiers in the army med tent]
Captain Glover: Who did this?
Soldier: Pass the carrot.
Captain Glover: [to Doss] We have to go back out tomorrow. The men aren’t going to go up there without you.
Wounded Soldier: Help me.
Desmond T. Doss: You’ll have to trust me.
[Doss buries the wounded soldier under the dirt so as to hide him from the enemy soldiers]
Desmond T. Doss: Please Lord, help me get one more. Help me get one more.
Hacksaw Ridge is set for release in the US November 4th.