An investigation of the massacre of 24 men, women and children in Haditha, Iraq allegedly shot by 4 U.S. Marines in
retaliation for the death of a U.S. Marine killed by a roadside bomb. The movie follows the story of the Marines of Kilo
Company, an Iraqi family, and the insurgents who plant the roadside bomb.
Lions for Lambs begins after two determined students at a West Coast University, Arian and Ernest, follow the inspiration of
their idealistic professor, Dr. Malley, and attempt to do something important with their lives. But when the two make the bold
decision to join the battle in Afghanistan, Malley is both moved and distraught. Now, as Arian and Ernest fight for survival in the
field, they become the string that binds together two disparate stories on opposite sides of America. In California, an
anguished Dr. Malley attempts to reach a privileged but disaffected student who is the very opposite of Arian and Ernest.
Meanwhile, in Washington D.C. the charismatic Presidential hopeful, Senator Jasper Irving, is about to give a bombshell story
to a probing TV journalist that may affect Arian and Ernest's fates.
In the summer of 1935, 13-year-old Briony Tallis observes a flirtation between a servant's son, Robbie, and her older sister,
Cecilia, that she childishly misconstrues. Briony's misunderstanding leads to a terrible crime whose consequences follow
them through World War II.
A two-hour Battlestar Galactica special that tells the story of the Battlestar Pegasus several months prior to it finding the
As the Roman empire crumbles, young Romulus Augustus flees the city and embarks on a perilous voyage to Britain to track
down a legion of supporters.
On January 23, 2002, Wall Street Journal reporter Daniel Pearl is to fly from Karachi to Dubai with his pregnant wife, Mariane,
also a reporter. On the day before, with great care, he has arranged an interview in a café with an Islamic fundamentalist
cleric. When Danny doesn't return, Mariane initiates a search. Pakistani police, American embassy personnel, and the FBI
examine witnesses, phone records, e-mails, and hard drives. Who has him? Where is he? There's also the why: because of
U.S. abuse of prisoners at Guantanimo, because of a history of Journal cooperation with the CIA, because Pearl is a Jew?
Through it all, Mariane is clearheaded, direct, and determined.
A Viking boy is left behind after his clan battles a Native American tribe. Raised within the tribe, he ultimately becomes their
savior in a fight against the Norsemen.
In 1944, in the occupied Holland, the Jewish Rachel Stein is hiding from the Nazis in a house of a Christian family. When
her hiding place is bombed, Rachel escapes by chance, but she is found by a stranger called Van Gein that invites her to
join a group of Jews in a boat to escape to Belgium on the next night. He advises her to bring money and jewels for her
survival and very few luggage. Rachel visits lawyer and friend of her family Wim Small that gives her a large amount for her
travel. When she meets the refugees, she finds that her family is in the group. While crossing the swamp, a Nazi patrol boat
arrives and kills the fugitives, but Rachel is the only one to survive. Later she joins a cell of resistance leaded by the Dutch
Gerben Kuipers under the identity of Ellis de Vries; after meeting the Nazi Officer Ludwig Müntze in a train, Kuipers proposes
Ellis to work as a spy seducing Müntze.
The island of Iwo Jima stands between the American military force and the home islands of Japan. Therefore the Imperial
Japanese Army is desperate to prevent it from falling into American hands and providing a launching point for an invasion of
Japan. General Tadamichi Kuribayashi is given command of the forces on the island and sets out to prepare for the
imminent attack. General Kuribayashi, however, does not favor the rigid traditional approach recommended by his
subordinates, and resentment and resistance fester among his staff. In the lower echelons, a young soldier, Saigo, a poor
baker in civilian life, strives with his friends to survive the harsh regime of the Japanese army itself, all the while knowing that
a fierce battle looms. When the American invasion begins, both Kuribayashi and Saigo find strength, honor, courage, and
horrors beyond imagination.
Sean Bean is back as the swashbuckling hero in Sharpe's Challenge, an action packed mini-series to be shot on location
in Rajasthan, India. Two years after the Duke of Wellington crushes Napoleon at Waterloo, dispatches from India tell of a
local Maharaja, Khande Rao, who is threatening British interests there. Wellington sends Sharpe to investigate on what
turns out to be his most dangerous mission to date. When a beautiful general's daughter is kidnapped by the Indian
warlord, the tension mounts, leaving Sharpe no option but to pursue the enemy right into its deadly lair. Deep in the heart of
enemy territory he also has to keep at bay the beautiful but scheming Regent, Madhuvanthi, who is out to seduce him. The
fate of an Empire and the life of a General's daughter lie in one man's hands...
The day after they get the word they'll go home in two weeks, a group of soldiers from Spokane are ambushed in an Iraqi city.
Back stateside we follow four of them - a surgeon who saw too much, a teacher who's a single mom and who lost a hand in
the ambush, an infantry man whose best friend died that day, and a soldier who keeps reliving the moment he killed a civilian
woman. Each of the four has come home changed, each feels dislocation. Group therapy, V.A. services, halting gestures from
family and colleagues, and regular flashbacks keep the war front and center in their minds. They're angry, touchy, and
explosive: can a warrior find peace back home?
In the 1860s, five men have been tracking a sixth across Nevada for more than two weeks. They shoot and wound him, but he
gets away. They pursue, led by the dour Carver, who will pay them each $1 a day once he's captured. The hunted is Gideon,
resourceful, skilled with a knife. Gideon's flight and Carver's hunt require horses, water, and bullets. The course takes them
past lone settlers, a wagon train, a rail crew, settlements, and an Indian philosopher. What is the reason for the hunt; what
connects Gideon and Carver? What happened at Seraphim Falls?
A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.
This film tells the real-life story of U.S. fighter pilot Dieter Dengler, a German-American shot down and captured in Laos
during the Vietnam War. Dengler organized a death-defying escape for a small band of POWs, including Duane Martin.
This breathtaking war drama depicts the true story of love, brotherhood, courage and fortitude. It centers on the legendary
Lafayette Escadrille, thirty-eight young inexperienced American pilots who made history by volunteering to fight in the French
Air Service before the United States entered World War I. They fearlessly combated the enemy and downed 57 German
planes in 20 months.
It is spring 480 BC, Persian King Xerxes, continuing his father Darius' master plan to conquer the Hellenic city-states, arrives
in Hellas. The previous Persian invasion and diplomatic attempts have already turned most northern Hellas tribes and
states to the Persian side. But the people of Athens and Sparta, the largest Hellenic powers at the time, feel quite insulted by
the Persian emissaries' request to surrender to Xerxes, and so slay them. In Sparta, King Leonidas consults the local
oracle, who gives two options: Either a spartan king will have to be sacrificed, or Sparta will be burned to the ground. A year
earlier (481, BC) a Panhellenic consortium of all southern city-states had already recognized the superiority of the Spartan
army (the best organized and trained army at the time) and had declared King Leonidas as supreme commander of the
combined Hellenic army. It is then decided that a small force should block Xerxes' way to southern Hellas in the
Thermopylae passage. The great historian Herodotus, possibly exaggerating, states that there were 1,700,000 Persians
against 7,000 Hellenic hoplites and slaves, including the 300 men of the Spartan King elite guard.
An intelligence operative discovers that no one is what they seem in the shadowy world of espionage.
In February, 1945, one of the fiercest battles of the Pacific theater of World War II occurs on the tiny island of Iwo Jima.
Thousands of Marines attack the stronghold maintained by thousands of Japanese, and the slaughter on both sides is
horrific. Early in the battle, an American flag is raised atop the high point, Mount Suribachi, and a photograph of the raising
becomes an American cause celebre. As a powerful inspiration to war-sick Americans, the photo becomes a symbol of the
Allied cause. The three surviving flag raisers, Rene Gagnon, John Bradley, and Ira Hayes, are whisked back to civilization to
help raise funds for the war effort. But the accolades for heroism heaped upon the three men are at odds with their own
personal realizations that thousands of real heroes lie dead on Iwo Jima, and that their own contributions to the fight are
only symbolic and not deserving of the singling out they are experiencing. Each of the three must come to terms with the
honors, exploitation, and grief that they face simply for being in a photograph.
Iraq, 2004: during a routine sortie a US patrol is ambushed and the young soldiers are forced to put their training and skills
into action fast. A determined foe with superior local knowledge, the Fedayeen insurgents soon draw them into close quarter
combat and a desperate fight for survival.
The story of John McCain's experience as a Vietnam War POW. Base on the memoir of the same title.
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