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Only the Brave (2006)

R
99 min | Drama, War

A searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd. In 1941, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, overnight ...See moreA searing portrait of war and prejudice, 'Only the Brave' takes you on a haunting journey into the hearts and minds of the forgotten heroes of WWII - the Japanese-American 100th/442nd. In 1941, when Japan attacked Pearl Harbor, overnight Japanese Americans were put into internment camps for the duration of the war. Determined to prove their loyalty, 1400 Japanese Americans successfully petitioned the government to serve becoming the 100th Infantry Battalion. They were sent to North Africa, Italy and finally France were they performed an impossibly-dangerous rescue of the Texas 36th Division. During their two years of combat these men received an unparalleled 21 Medals of Honor, 9,486 Purple Hearts, 8 Presidential Citations, 53 Distinguished Service Crosses, 588 Silver Stars and 5,200 Bronze stars - making them the most decorated unit of their size in American military history. This is their story. Written by Randolph Kret See less
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Michael G. Wojciechowski (as Michael Wojciechowski)
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Budget
$ 3,300,000
Opening Wknd
$ 22,135
Gross (USA)
$ 142,060
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Release date
Feb 17, 2006 (United States)

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Tamlyn Tomita
Mary Takata Mary Takata   See fewer
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Lane Nishikawa
Sgt. Jimmy Takata Sgt. Jimmy Takata   See fewer
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Greg Watanabe
Pvt. Freddy Watada Pvt. Freddy Watada   See fewer
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Mark Dacascos
Sgt. Steve 'Zaki' Senzaki Sgt. Steve 'Zaki' Senzaki   See fewer
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Kipp Shiotani
Cpl. Johnny 'Nomu' Nomura Cpl. Johnny 'Nomu' Nomura   See fewer
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Jason Scott Lee
Sgt. Glenn 'Tak' Takase Sgt. Glenn 'Tak' Takase   See fewer
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Yuji Okumoto
Sgt. Yukio 'Yuk' Nakajo Sgt. Yukio 'Yuk' Nakajo   See fewer
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Ehécatl Chávez
Father Jordan (as Ehecatl Chavez) Father Jordan (as Ehecatl Chavez)   See fewer
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Sara Shields
Renee Jordan Renee Jordan   See fewer
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Casey Koiwai
Johnny Nomura Jr. Johnny Nomura Jr.   See fewer
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Jordan Nakahara
Betty Nomura Betty Nomura   See fewer
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Ken Narasaki
Dr. Richard 'Doc' Naganuma Dr. Richard 'Doc' Naganuma   See fewer
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Kenneth Choi
Pvt. Dave 'Bullseye' Fukushima (as Ken Choi) Pvt. Dave 'Bullseye' Fukushima (as Ken Choi)   See fewer
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Gina Hiraizumi
Eleanor Takase Eleanor Takase   See fewer
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Michael Sun Lee
Pvt. Al 'Kauai' Nakamura Pvt. Al 'Kauai' Nakamura   See fewer
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Garret Sato
Cpl. Richard 'Hilo' Imamura (as Garret T. Sato) Cpl. Richard 'Hilo' Imamura (as Garret T. Sato)   See fewer
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Christina Cellner
Genevieve Genevieve   See fewer
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Ryun Yu
Pvt. Robert 'Min' Minami Pvt. Robert 'Min' Minami   See fewer
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Larry Tazuma
Pvt. Frank Fukushima Pvt. Frank Fukushima   See fewer
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Bob Kubota
Pvt. Ichiro 'Ichi' Mizuno Pvt. Ichiro 'Ichi' Mizuno   See fewer
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Michael Hagiwara
Rev. Nobu 'Rev' Inouye Rev. Nobu 'Rev' Inouye   See fewer
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Emily Liu
Nancy Loo Nancy Loo   See fewer
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Sharon Omi
Charlene Naganuma Charlene Naganuma   See fewer
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Ru Kumagai
Rosie Naganuma (as Ruika Rose) Rosie Naganuma (as Ruika Rose)   See fewer
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Jeff Fahey
Lt. William Terry Lt. William Terry   See fewer
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Guy Ecker
Sgt. Robert King Sgt. Robert King   See fewer
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John Koyama
Lt. Hank Hayashi Lt. Hank Hayashi   See fewer
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Brian F. Durkin
Pool Hall Soldier (as Brian Durkin) Pool Hall Soldier (as Brian Durkin)   See fewer
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Jennifer Aquino
Grace Nakajo Grace Nakajo   See fewer
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C. Traci Murase
Frances Nakajo Frances Nakajo   See fewer
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Takayo Fischer
Mrs. Nakajo Mrs. Nakajo   See fewer
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Pat Morita
Seigo Takata (as Pat Noriyuki Morita) Seigo Takata (as Pat Noriyuki Morita)   See fewer
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Brian Connolly
Factory Manager Factory Manager   See fewer
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Brianne Takihara
Joni Loo Joni Loo   See fewer
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Thomas Isao Morinaka
442 1st Squad (as Thomas Morinaka) 442 1st Squad (as Thomas Morinaka)   See fewer
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Randy Nakagawa
442 1st Squad 442 1st Squad   See fewer
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Aaron Takahashi
442 2nd Squad 442 2nd Squad   See fewer
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Derek Shizuto
442 2nd Squad (as Derek Kadota) 442 2nd Squad (as Derek Kadota)   See fewer
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Yuki Matsuzaki
442 2nd Squad 442 2nd Squad   See fewer
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Kurt Kuniyoshi
442 3rd Squad 442 3rd Squad   See fewer
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Thomas J. Metzger
German Solider German Solider   See fewer
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Adam Dufrenne
German Solider German Solider   See fewer
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Eric Aten
Radio Man (uncredited) Radio Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Boss
442 2nd Squad Soldier (uncredited) 442 2nd Squad Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Edmond Choi
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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German Soldier (uncredited) German Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Older Man (uncredited) Older Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jeffrey Ryan Kent
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Additional Voices (uncredited) Additional Voices (uncredited)   See fewer
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Barber (uncredited) Barber (uncredited)   See fewer
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5.4 / 10 | 713 votes