Sands of Iwo Jima

Synopsis: After his wife takes their son and leaves him, Sgt. John Stryker is an embittered man who takes his misery out on the men under his command. They're a bunch of green recruits who have a hard time dealing with Stryker's tough drills and thicker skin. Even his old friends start to wonder if he's gone from being the epitome of a tough Marine Sergeant to a man over the edge.
Genre: Action, Drama, Romance
Director(s): Allan Dwan
Production: Republic Pictures Home Video
  Nominated for 4 Oscars. Another 1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
100 min

gradually developing into a great hate.

Don't let this guy do your thinking.

You'll get a square deal from Stryker.

You bet. Square deal.

I'm looking forward to the first time

he and I come head to head off duty.

Hey, take it easy

with that hand, champ!

Saddle up!

- All right, take a break.

- Take a break.

- How does your squad look?

- See me in about six months. Conway!

I was checking the records.

Your father was Colonel Sam Conway.

- What if he was?

- I was with him ten months ago.

He was my CO before he got killed.

One of the best officers and finest men

I ever served under.

- I thought if you...

- Thanks. I'll keep it in mind.

- For that, you sleep with your rifle.

- It was an accident.

- Nobody in this outfit drops their rifle.

- Fall in!

All right, saddle up. Pick it up.

Sometimes I don't know

which I hate worse, him or the Nips.

- Your father was a good marine.

- Until ten months ago.

- You shipped in when he was killed.

- I shipped in because I was expected to.

In war the men of my family

join the Marines.

I'm the last Conway, so here I am.

He'd be proud that

you're carrying on the tradition.

Not my father. He'd have expected me

to find some soft duty somewhere.

- In fact, he told me so.

- I don't get it.

I embarrassed my father. I wasn't

tough enough for him. Too soft.

"No guts" was the phrase he used.

He wanted me to be like Stryker.

"The finest man I ever served under."

I bet they got along just fine.

Both with ramrods strapped on their

backs. I'm a civilian, not a marine.

They're not going to strap one on mine.

I'm in here strictly for tradition.

- That the only reason?

- Yeah. Why?

Nothing... Stryker knows his business.

So did Jack the Ripper.

Knock off the skylarking.

You're in the wrong column.

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