Moviefone Calls Hacksaw Ridge Anti-Gun
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Andrew Garfield Plays Anti-Gun WWII Hero in Mel Gibson’s ‘Hacksaw Ridge’ Trailer
War doesn’t just need soldiers, it needs saviors. Andrew Garfield takes on the real-life story of heroic U.S. Army medic Desmond Doss in “Hacksaw Ridge,” the World War II drama from director Mel Gibson coming out this November.
Doss was a Seventh-day Adventist who didn’t believe in carrying a weapon or killing. But he wanted to use his skills to help, so he became a medic and enlisted during WWII, saving 75 men — without firing or even carrying a gun — in Okinawa, during the bloodiest battle of the war. He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon. He single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, and was injured by a grenade and hit by snipers. Desmond Doss became was the first conscientious objector awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Synopsis: HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of WWII medic Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman), who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, miraculously saved 75 men in a …Read the Rest
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