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Windtalkers (14-Jun-2002)

Director: John Woo

Writers: John Rice; Joe Batteer

Music Composed and Conducted by: James Horner

Producers: John Woo; Terence Chang; Tracie Graham; Alison Rosenzweig

Keywords: Action/Adventure, WWII

A Marine serving in World War II works to protect a Navajo "code talker" comrade using his language as a unique cipher.

Joe Enders, a marine injured and traumatized following an ambush that killed every other member of his Solomon Islands platoon, is cleared to return to action by Rita, a military nurse sympathetic to his desire to fight. Joe's newest mission sees him tasked with the important job of protecting Navajo soldier and "code talker" Ben Yahzee during World War II's invasion of Saipan, powering through obstacles including institutionalized racism and the harsh realities of war to preserve Ben's integrity as an indispensable asset and, after conflict's end, war hero.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Adam Beach
11-Nov-1972   Smoke Signals
Nicolas Cage
7-Jan-1964   Leaving Las Vegas
Noah Emmerich
27-Feb-1965   The Truman Show
Martin Henderson
8-Oct-1974   The Ring
Jason Isaacs
6-Jun-1963   Black Hawk Down
Frances O'Connor
12-Jun-1967   Artificial Intelligence: AI
Mark Ruffalo
22-Nov-1967   13 Going on 30
Christian Slater
18-Aug-1969   Kuffs, True Romance
Peter Stormare
27-Aug-1953   Ran the woodchipper in Fargo
Brian Van Holt
6-Jul-1969   House of Wax


Nicolas Cage   ...   Joe Enders
Adam Beach   ...   Ben Yahzee
Peter Stormare   ...   Hjelmstad
Noah Emmerich   ...   Chick
Mark Ruffalo   ...   Pappas
Brian Van Holt   ...   Harrigan
Martin Henderson   ...   Nellie
Roger Willie   ...   Charlie Whitehorse
Frances O'Connor   ...   Rita
Christian Slater   ...   Ox Henderson
Jason Isaacs   ...   Maj. Mellitz
William Morts   ...   Fortino
Cameron Thor   ...   Mertens
Kevin Cooney   ...   Ear Doctor
Holmes Osborne   ...   Col. Hollings
Keith Campbell   ...   Kittring
Clayton Barber   ...   Hasby
Scott Atkinson   ...   Camp Tarawa Staff Sergeant
Jeremy Davidson   ...   Marine
Brian F. Maynard   ...   Corpsman
Albert Smith   ...   Navajo Man
James Dever   ...   Field Hospital Colonel
Vincent Whipple   ...   Navajo Instructor
Jim Morse   ...   Marine Recruit
Chris Devlin   ...   Sgt. Code Instructor
Jeff Davis   ...   Tech Sergeant
Glen Begay   ...   Radio Codetalker
Ross Lasi Tanoai   ...   Eddie the Bartender
Brian Kasai   ...   Japanese Intelligence Officer
Hiroshi "Rosh" Mori   ...   Japanese Radio Officer
John Takeshi Ichikawa   ...   Japanese Bunker Commander
Christopher T. Yamamoto   ...   Japanese Bunker Gunner
Marc McClellan   ...   Marine Artillery Commander
Steve Tanizaki   ...   Japanese Artillery Officer
Malcolm Dohi   ...   Battleship Codetalker
Darrel Guilbeau   ...   Battleship Petty Officer
Aaron Yamagata   ...   Tanapag Boy
Victoria Chen   ...   Tanapag Mother
Jon Michael Souza   ...   NCO Officer
Carissa Jung   ...   Tanapag Girl
Wataru Yoshida   ...   Japanese Artillery Man
Junya Oishi   ...   Japanese Artillery Sighter
Jiro Koga   ...   Japanese Artillery Gunner
Hula Dancers
Lynn Kawailele Allen   ...   Hula Dancer
Tina Leialoha Gube   ...   Hula Dancer
Alewa T. Olotoa   ...   Hula Dancer
Ilima Pumphrey   ...   Hula Dancer
Lena Savaiinaea   ...   Hula Dancer
Kaliko Scott   ...   Hula Dancer


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