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Society | December 20, 2002, Friday // 00:00| Views: | Comments: 0

**Windtalkers**

Starring: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Christian Slater, Noah Emmerich
Produced by: John Woo, Terence Chang, Tracie Graham
Director: John Woo
Written by: Joe Batteer, John Rice

""Windtalkers" is for anyone in the mood for an unusual kind of war movie. December 8, 1941, the United States declared war on Japan. During this brutal campaign, the Japanese were continually able to break coded military transmissions, dramatically slowing U.S. progress. In 1942, several hundred Navajo Americans were recruited as Marines and trained to use their language as code. Marine Joe Enders is assigned to protect Ben Yahzee - a Navajo code talker, the Marines' new secret weapon. Enders' orders are to protect his code talker, but if Yahzee should fall into enemy hands, he's to "protect the code at all costs." Against the backdrop of the horrific Battle of Saipan, when capture is imminent, Enders is forced to make a decision: if he can't protect his fellow Marine, can he bring himself to kill him to protect the code?

Running time: 2 hrs. 14 min.

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