Sands of Iwo Jima Reviews
Set in World War 2, a veteran US Marine Sergeant, Sgt John Stryker (played by John Wayne), is given the task of training and leading a squad of largely raw recruits. We see his tough leadership, for their own good, the invasion of Tarawa, more training and, ultimately, the invasion of Iwo Jima.
Tough, gritty war movie. Quite realistic and convincing in its portrayal of war, and what goes on to make soldiers ready to fight.
Good performances all round. One of John Wayne most famous roles, and a character he was born to play. He doesn't disappoint.
Not perfect - there are some sub-plots or scenes that seem quite pointless and/or clumsy, but these are few and far between.
all the Classic's movie never made?!!!