Hacksaw Ridge is a 2016 biographical war film directed by Mel Gibson and written by Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan. It is based on the 2004 documentary The Conscientious Objector. Andrew Garfield stars as Desmond Doss; Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, and Vince Vaughn in supporting roles. It was released in the United States on November 4, 2016, grossing USD 180. 4 million worldwide.
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Hacksaw Ridge is a 2016 biographical war film directed by Mel Gibson and written by Andrew Knight and Robert Schenkkan. It is based on the 2004 documentary The Conscientious Objector. The film focuses on the experiences of Desmond Doss, an American pacifist combat medic who refused to carry or use a weapon or firearm of any kind. Doss became the first conscientious objector to be awarded the Medal of Honor, for service above and beyond the call of duty during the Battle of Okinawa. Andrew Garfield stars as Doss; Sam Worthington, Luke Bracey, Teresa Palmer, Hugo Weaving, Rachel Griffiths, and Vince Vaughn in supporting roles. It was released in the United States on November 4, 2016, grossing USD 180. 4 million worldwide, and received critical acclaim with Gibson’s direction and Garfield’s performance earning notable praise. It received six Oscar nominations at the 89th Academy Awards, including Best Picture, Best Director, Best Actor for Garfield, and Best Sound Editing, winning the awards for Best Sound Mixing and Best Film Editing. It also received Golden Globe nominations for Best Picture,. Best Director,. and Best Actor, and 12 AACTA Awards nominations, winning Best Film, Best Direction, Best Original Screenplay, Best actor for Garfield and Best Supporting Actor for Weaving. The movie was chosen by the American Film Institute as one of its top ten Movies of the Year, and has received numerous awards and nominations.
It has been called a return to form for Gibson, whose career had been in decline following several controversies surrounding the director. It will be released on Blu-ray and DVD on November 14, 2016. The box office gross for the film is estimated at $100 million, making it one of the highest-grossing war films of all time, along with The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings: Return of the Planet of the Apes, among other films. A total of $1.2 billion has been made from the film so far, including $1 million from North Korea and $1 billion from South Korea and the U.S. It has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK on November 15, 2014, and in Australia on November 17, 2014. The UK release date is November 21, 2015, and the US release date of November 22, 2015 is November 23, 2015. The US release dates for the UK release are November 28, 2015 and November 29, 2015 respectively. The U.K. release dates are November 30, 2016 and November 31, 2016 (the UK release dates were November 29 and November 30 in Australia and November 32, 2016 in South Africa). The US releases the film on DVD on December 7, 2015; the UK releases it on December 8, 2016; and the UK released it the following day on December 9, 2015 (the day of the Japanese invasion of the island of Honshu. The United States releases the movie on December 10, 2016 and the UK the next day.