Flags of Our Fathers (Widescreen Edition)




English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)






Paramount Home Video

Release Date

October 20, 2006

DVD Release

February 6, 2007







Clint Eastwood


In February, 1945, one of the fiercest battles of the Pacific theater of World War II occurs on the tiny island of Iwo Jima. Thousands of Marines attack the stronghold maintained by thousands of Japanese, and the slaughter on both sides is horrific. Early in the battle, an American flag is raised atop the high point, Mount Suribachi, and a photograph of the raising becomes an American cause celebre. As a powerful inspiration to war-sick Americans, the photo becomes a symbol of the Allied cause. The three surviving flag raisers, Rene Gagnon, John Bradley, and Ira Hayes, are whisked back to civilization to help raise funds for the war effort. But the accolades for heroism heaped upon the three men are at odds with their own personal realizations that thousands of real heroes lie dead on Iwo Jima, and that their own contributions to the fight are only symbolic and not deserving of the singling out they are experiencing. Each of the three must come to terms with the honors, exploitation, and grief that they face simply for being in a photograph.

Edition Details Cast
  • Available Subtitles: English, Spanish
  • Available Audio Tracks: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), English (Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround), French (Dolby Digital 5.1)
  • Ryan PhillippeJohn "Doc" Bradley
    Jesse BradfordRene Gagnon
    Adam BeachIra Hayes
    John Benjamin HickeyKeyes Beech
    Barry PepperMike Strank
    John SlatteryBud Gerber
    Jamie BellRalph "Iggy" Ignatowski
    Robert PatrickColonel Chandler Johnson
    Melanie LynskeyPauline Harnois
    Chris BauerCommandant Vandergrift
    Myra TurleyMadeline Evelley
    Benjamin WalkerHarlon Block
    Scott ReevesLundsford
    George GrizzardJohn Bradley
    George HearnWalter Gust
    Christopher CurryEd Block
    Beth GrantMother Gagnon
    Ann DowdMrs. Strank
    David Patrick KellyPresident Harry S.Truman
    Ned EisenbergJoe Rosenthal
    V.J. FosterMajor on Plane
    Tom VericaLieutenant Pennel
    Matt HuffmanLieutenant Wells
    Brian KimmetSergeant 'Boots' Thomas
    David RascheSenator
    Patrick DollaghanBusinessman
    Steven M. PorterTourist
    Lennie LoftinJustice of the Peace
    Oliver DavisYoung James Bradley
    Lisa DodsonIggy's Mother
    Jon KellamSenator Haddigan
    Denise VlasisLuncheon Singer #1
    John Henry CanavanJailer
    Yukari BlackTokyo Rose
    Barry SigismondiPolice Sergeant
    Beth TapperBar Car Beauty #1
    Jim CantafioReporter (in LA) #1
    Danny McCarthyReporter (in Chicago) #1
    James HoranReporter (in NYC)
    Erica GrantSecretary
    George CambioLab Tech #2
    Martin DelaneyMarine at Cave
    Bj?rgvin Franz G?slasonImpaled Marine
    Sigurdur Hilmar GudjonssonWouned Marine #4
    Nevin MillanAmerican Indian Congress Member
    Garth R. HassellUS Marine
    Barry PepperMike Strank
    Paul WalkerHank Hansen
    Neal McDonoughCaptain Severance
    Thomas McCarthyJames Bradley
    Judith IveyBelle Block
    Joseph CrossFranklin Sousley
    Alessandro MastrobuonoLindberg
    Stark SandsGust
    Harve PresnellDave Severance
    Len CariouMr. Beech
    Bubba LewisBelle's Young Son
    Connie RayMrs. Sousley
    Mary Beth PeilMrs. Bradley
    Jon PolitoBorough President
    Gordon ClappGeneral "Howlin' Mad" Smith
    Kirk B.R. WollerBill Genaust
    Jason Gray-StanfordLieutenant Schrier
    David HornsbyLouis Lowery
    David ClennonSenator
    Tom MasonJohn Tennack
    James NewmanLocal Politician
    Dale Waddington HorowitzTourist's Wife
    Mark ThomasonMilitary Censor
    Sean MoranWaiter
    John NielsenSenator Boyd
    Ron FasslerSenator Robson
    Vivien LesiakLuncheon Singer #4
    Jayma MaysNurse in Hawaii
    John HoogenakkerFuneral Home Employee
    William CharltonBartender
    Shannon GayleBar Car Beauty #2
    Mark ColsonReporter (in LA) #2
    Patrick NewReporter (in Chicago) #2
    Michael CanavanReporter at Hansen's
    Silas Weir MitchellLab Tech #1
    J?hann G. J?hannssonSergeant on Beach
    Daniel ForceyMarine on Beach
    Darri IngolfssonWounded Marine
    Jeremiah BitsuiYoung Indian
    Ali CostelloMovie Star
    Haley NeroParty patron