15 certificateFlags of Our Fathers is a Film programme that first aired in 2006 and has been classified a 15 certificate.

Flags of Our Fathers is a 4 star programme

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Flags of Our Fathers (2006)

Directed by
Clint Eastwood

As America flinches at the cost of war, three "heroes" from the Pacific are sent home and fĂȘted by thousands. Even after surviving the hell of a frontal assault on fortified Japanese positions, the shell-shocked trio are bewildered by the media manipulation.

Medic "Doc" Bradley (Ryan Phillippe) keeps quiet, Rene Gagnon (Jesse Bradford) smiles and imagines the post-war parties, while Native-American marine Ira Hayes (Adam Beach) descends into alcoholism: "I can't take them calling me a hero," he says. "All I did was try not to get shot."

Clint Eastwood nearly lost out on directing his most ambitious project to date. He bid for the rights to the bestselling story (written by the son of "Doc" Bradley) only to find that they'd been snapped up by Steven Spielberg. In the end it worked out nicely, with Clint directing and Spielberg producing. This is a fine film about the horror of war and the tragic need for heroes.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 127 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 2006

4/5 Stars

Classification: 15 Certificate

Production Country: USA

Filmed in Colour


Image for Ryan PhillippeRyan Phillippe...John "Doc" Bradley
Image for Jesse BradfordJesse Bradford...Rene Gagnon
Image for Adam BeachAdam Beach...Ira Hayes
John Benjamin Hickey...Keyes Beech
Image for John SlatteryJohn Slattery...Bud Gerber
Image for Barry PepperBarry Pepper...Mike Strank
Image for Jamie BellJamie Bell...Ralph "Iggy" Ignatowski
Image for Paul WalkerPaul Walker...Hank Hansen
Image for Robert PatrickRobert Patrick...Col. Chandler Johnson
Neal McDonough...Cap. Severance
Melanie Lynskey...Pauline Harnois
Thomas McCarthy...James Bradley
Chris Bauer...Commandant Vandergrift
Judith Ivey...Belle Block
Myra Turley...Madeline Evelley