Genre: ACTION / WAR / DRAMA
Release Dates: DECEMBER 2, 2005
Production Company: Miramax Films / Village Roadshow / Marty Katz Productions
Set in the Philippines in 1945, The Great Raid tells the true story of the 6th Ranger Battalion, under the commandof Lieutenant Colonel Henry Mucci (Benjamin Bratt) and Captain Prince (James Franco) who undertake a daring rescue mission against all odds. Traveling thirty miles behind enemy lines, the 6th Ranger Battalion aims to liberate over 500 American prisoners-of-war from the notorious Cabanatuan Japanese POW camp resulting in the most audacious rescue ever. Directed by John Dahl (Rounders), the film also stars James Franco (Spider-Man and TV’s James Dean), Connie Nielsen (Gladiator, One Hour Photo), Mark Consuelos and Joseph Fiennes (Shakespeare in Love).
Crew: William B. Breuer (wrote book The Great Raid on Cabanatuan); Hampton Sides (wrote book Ghost Soldiers) (additional material); Carlo Bernard and Doug Miro (screenplay); Lawrence Bender and Marty Katz (producers); Tony Winley (co-producer); Jonathan Gordon, Michelle Raimo, Bob and Harvey Weinstein (executive producers)
Cast: Benjamin Bratt as Lt. Colonel Mucci, James Franco as Captain Prince, Robert Mammone as Captain Fisher, Max Martini as 1st Sgt. Sid Wojo, James Carpinello as Cpl. Aliteri, Mark Consuelos as Cpl. Guttierez, Craig McLachlan as 2nd Lt. Riley, Freddie Joe Farnsworth as 2nd Lt. Foley, Laird Macintosh as 2nd Lt. O’Grady, Jeremy Callaghan as Lt. Able, Scott McLean as Lt. LeClaire, Paolo Montalban as Sgt. Valera, Clayne Crawford as PFC Aldrige, Sam Worthington as PFC Lucas and Royston Innes as Sgt. Adams
Studio: Miramax / Buena Vista