The Fighting Sullivans
Lloyd Bacon's Oscar-nominated film dramatizes the real-life tragedy of the Sullivan boys, five brothers from Iowa who all served -- and perished -- aboard the USS Juneau when the ship sank at Guadalcanal in 1942. (The film Saving Private Ryan was inspired, in part, by the Sullivans' story.) Released in the waning days of World War II, this heartbreaking drama stars Edward Ryan, John Alvin, George Offerman Jr., John Campbell and James Cardwell.
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- Lloyd Bacon
- This movie is
- 1945 Academy Award®
- Best Writing nominee
NRNot rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
Full Screen 1.33:1Subtitles
NoLanguage and sound
English: Dolby Digital MonoOther features
B&W; no region code; audio commentary by Jack Bilello, author of "Bonds of War"
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Common Sense Note
- Age appropriate
- Not an issue
- Depends on your kid and your family
- Not appropriate for kids of the age most likely to want to see it