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Windtalkers

Windtalkers

Director: John Woo Cast: Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
, Adam Beach
Adam Beach
, Peter Stormare
Peter Stormare
, Noah Emmerich
Noah Emmerich
John Woo
Windtalkers

Windtalkers

Director: John Woo Cast: Nicolas Cage
Nicolas Cage
, Adam Beach
Adam Beach
, Peter Stormare
Peter Stormare
, Noah Emmerich
Noah Emmerich
John Woo

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Overview

Loosely based on a real-life operation during World War II, this action-adventure from director John Woo stars Nicolas Cage as Joe Enders, a Marine traumatized by the loss of his entire platoon in the Solomon Islands during an ambush he believes was deadlier than necessary due to his indecision. Suffering from eardrum damage in Hawaii, Joe manages to be declared fit for duty once again thanks to a sympathetic nurse (Frances O'Connor), but his new assignment isn't what he expects. Joe is ordered to safeguard a Navajo soldier named Ben Yahzee (Adam Beach) because the military has developed a new secret code based on the near-dead Navajo language that is proving unbreakable to the Japanese. Any soldier that speaks Navajo is an immediate asset, including Ben and his pal, Charlie Whitehorse (Roger Willie). Joe's orders are to "baby sit" Ben during the invasion of Saipan, protecting him if possible, but -- if the code-talker's capture becomes imminent -- to kill him before he falls into enemy hands. Meanwhile, Charlie is to be guarded by affable harmonica player Ox Henderson (Christian Slater). Joe reluctantly accepts this new duty as a way to get back into the war, and in the ensuing carnage, his nearly suicidal acts of bravery make him a hero while Ben becomes paralyzed by fear. Determined to live up to Joe's example, Ben musters up his courage, even in the face of racism from a fellow soldier (Noah Emmerich), and ends up rescuing his own protector behind enemy lines by briefly posing as a Japanese soldier. Despite their growing mutual respect, Joe is eventually forced to take an action that threatens to shatter his bond with Ben, as the war's tragic losses strike closer to home for both men. Windtalkers co-stars Peter Stormare, Jason Isaacs, and Mark Ruffalo.


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Product Details

Release Date: 11/06/2018
UPC: 0760137150084
Original Release: 2002
Source: Mvd Marquee Collect
Region Code: A
Time: 4:47:00
Sales rank: 22,133

Special Features

Audio commentary with director John Woo and producer Terence Chang Audio commentary with Christian Slater and Nicolas Cage Audio commentary with actor Roger Willie and real-life Navajo code talker consultant Albert Smith "The Code Talkers-A Secret Code of Honor" (23:12) WWII tribute piece "American Heroes: A Tribute to Navajo Code Talkers" (9:00) "The Music of Windtakers" (4:30) Four Fly-on-the-Scene Diaries (23:37) "Actors Boot Camp" featurette (15:05) Behind the scenes photo gallery Windtalkers theatrical teaser and original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Nicolas Cage Joe Enders
Adam Beach Ben Yahzee
Peter Stormare Hjelmstad
Noah Emmerich Chick
Mark Ruffalo Pappas
Christian Slater Ox Henderson
Brian Van Holt Harrington
Martin Henderson Nellie
Frances O'Connor Rita
Roger Willie Charlie Whitehorse
Jason Isaacs Major Mellitz
Emily Mortimer Actor

Technical Credits
John Woo Director,Producer
Arthur Anderson Asst. Director,Co-producer
Joe Batteer Screenwriter
Bryan Bowen Sound/Sound Designer
Terence Chang Producer
Cinesite Animator
Boy Wonder Visual Effects Animator
C.O. Erickson Executive Producer
Richard C. Goddard Set Decoration/Design
Richard Bryce Goodman Sound/Sound Designer
Tracie Graham-Rice Producer
Holger Gross Production Designer
Jeff Gullo Editor
James Horner Score Composer
Kevin Ishioka Art Director
Steven Kemper Editor
Jeffrey Kimball Cinematographer
Caroline Macaulay Co-producer
Mindy Marin Casting
John Rice Screenwriter
Tom Rolf Editor
Alison Rosenzweig Producer
Nick Scarano Costumes/Costume Designer
Bruce Tanis Sound/Sound Designer
Steve Traxler Associate Producer
Kevin Yagher Makeup Special Effects

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