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Go for Broke! (1951)





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Robert Pirosh wrote and directed this little-known World War II drama from MGM that commemorates the 442nd Regimental Combat Team, a combat unit composed of Japanese-Americans who fought valiantly during World War II, with many of the actual veterans of the combat unit appearing as actors in the film. For the most part, the film follows the standard Battleground plot line -- there is Sam (Lane Nakano), the wise sergeant; Chick (George Miki), a lazy private; the enervating Ohhara (Henry Oyasato); and Tommy (Henry Nakamura), a crack sharpshooter. Van Johnson plays Lt. Michael Grayson, a bigoted Texan assigned to shape these men into a fighting unit and who learns to respect their valor and bravery.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Robert Pirosh
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On DVD: Jan 29, 2002


Van Johnson
as Lt. Michael Grayson
Warner Anderson
as Col. Charles W. Penc...
Don Haggerty
as Sgt. Wilson I. Culle...
Dan Riss
as Capt. Solari
Hugh Beaumont
as Chaplain
Walter Reed
as Captain
Frank Wilcox
as General
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Critic Reviews for Go for Broke!

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (2)

Full Review… | October 1, 2008
Top Critic

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

... sensitively and intimately directed and written by Robert Pirosh.

Full Review… | August 23, 2006
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December 6, 2007

August 11, 2005

October 25, 2002
Talking Pictures (U.S.)

Audience Reviews for Go for Broke!

Excellent War Movie and shows you a part of American History that has been buried, if your a veteren you need to see this, shows our US Japanese citzens during WWII, a great showing.

Bruce Bruce

Super Reviewer

Excellent World War II vehicle telling the true story of the 442nd Infantry Regiment which was comprised of all Japanese Americans and coincidentally was the most decorated unit in World War II. The movie stars Van Johnson but features many of the men who were actual members of the 442nd and non-actors. This film follows these men from just out of basic training in the states to their battles with the Germans in Europe and shows the racism they had to endure from their fellow soldiers but also the admiration and respect they earned for their bravery. Not a big fan of war movies but I really like this film and thought for a 1951 movie, it did a descent job of accurately portraying the heroics of these brave young men.

Curtis Reynolds

Van Johnson stars in this movie where he trains Japanese-Americans (Budda Heads in the movie) to fight for the USA in Europe in WWII.

Ramos John

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