Lionsgate Synopsis: HACKSAW RIDGE is the extraordinary true story of WWII medic Desmond Doss, played by Andrew Garfield (The Amazing Spiderman), who, in Okinawa during the bloodiest battle of WWII, miraculously saved 75 men in a matter of hours without firing or carrying a gun.
He was the only American soldier in WWII to fight on the front lines without a weapon, except the simple prayer he uttered before he single-handedly evacuated the wounded from behind enemy lines, under constant enemy gunfire and artillery bombardment.
Doss' courage and faith won the admiration of his commanders and fellow soldiers, as he saved the lives of the very men who had persecuted him for refusing to carry a gun. He believed the war was just, but to kill under any circumstance was wrong. Doss was labeled the first conscientious objector (he called himself a "conscientious cooperator" as he volunteered) to receive the Congressional Medal of Honor.
Producer: Bill Mechanic
Director: Mel Gibson
Writers: Robert Schenkkan (script), Randal Wallace (screenplay), Andrew Knight (screenplay)
Starring: Andrew Garfield (Desmond T. Doss), Vince Vaughn (Sergeant Howell), Sam Worthington (Captain Glover),Teresa Palmer (Dorothy Schutte), Hugo Weaving (Tom Doss)