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The Screen Guide

HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of Desmond Doss [Andrew Garfield] who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, 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.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Andrew Garfield - Sam Worthington - Luke Bracey - Teresa Palmer - Hugo Weaving - Rachel Griffiths - Vince Vaughn
Production Completion Date
Drama, History and national identity
Production Company
Cosmos Filmed Entertainment
Theatrical release
2016/11/02 (United States/Canada)
2016/11/03 (Australia)
Online release
2016/10/04 (Australia)
Video release
2017/03/15 (Australia)
Cable/Sat release
2017/09/17 (Australia)

Screen Australia Supported

  • Marketing support

Selected Awards & Festivals

Screen News

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By Screen Australia
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By Sandy George
Lion’s jump from page to screen

International success #5

From the lead roles in the US, to the new audiences from Poland to Mexico – we check in with our local talent taking on the world.

17 Jan 2017
By Clio Anne Ellis
International success #4


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17 Oct 2016
By Caris Bizzaca
Drama & Docos set to shine in 2017