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Added by Kandi on 8 Mar 2019 09:11

Medal of Honor Characters - Movies

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People who added this item 205 Average listal rating (115 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 7.7
Sergeant York (1941)

Gary Cooper as Alvin C. York

"...Then, York forces a captured officer at gunpoint to order the Germans still fighting in another section of the line to also surrender. He and the handful of other survivors end up with 132 prisoners. York becomes a national hero and is awarded the Medal of Honor. When Major Buxton asks him why he did what he did, York explains that he was trying to save the lives of his men." (Wikipedia)
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People who added this item 2217 Average listal rating (1431 ratings) 8.2 IMDB Rating 8.6

Todd Karns as Harry Bailey

"...During World War II, George is ineligible for service because of his deaf ear. Harry becomes a Navy pilot and earns the Medal of Honor by shooting down a kamikaze plane headed for a troop transport." (Wikipedia)
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People who added this item 35 Average listal rating (22 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.3
Pursued (1947)
Robert Mitchum and Teresa Wright

Robert Mitchum as Jeb Rand

"...Years later Jeb, Adam and Thor are adults and one day law officials arrive to recruit volunteers to join the US Army to fight the Spaniards. Jeb and Adam are told that one of them must join and, after agreeing on a coin toss, Jeb loses and signs up. He is injured in battle and, while recuperating in hospital, experiences again the flashbacks to the night of his family's murder. Due to his injuries he is honourably discharged from the army, sent home and awarded the Medal of Honor." (Wikipedia)
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People who added this item 173 Average listal rating (126 ratings) 7.6 IMDB Rating 7.5
Fort Apache (1948)
John Agar and Ward Bond

Ward Bond as Sgt. Mj. Michael O'Rourke

"...Accompanying widower Thursday is his daughter, Philadelphia (Shirley Temple). She becomes attracted to Second Lieutenant Michael Shannon O'Rourke (John Agar), the son of Sergeant Major Michael O'Rourke (Ward Bond). The elder O'Rourke was a recipient of the Medal of Honor as a major with the Irish Brigade during the Civil War, entitling his son to enter West Point and become an officer. However, the class-conscious Thursday forbids his daughter to see someone he does not consider a gentleman." (Wikipedia)
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People who added this item 75 Average listal rating (39 ratings) 7.4 IMDB Rating 7.1

William Prince as Sgt. Johnny Drake

"...Just after World War II, paratroopers and close friends Captain Murdock and Sergeant Johnny Drake (William Prince) are mysteriously ordered to travel from Paris to Washington, D.C. When Drake learns that he is to be awarded the Medal of Honor (and Murdock the Distinguished Service Cross), he disappears before newspaper photographers can take his picture." (Wikipedia)
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People who added this item 18 Average listal rating (13 ratings) 6.8 IMDB Rating 7.3

Robert Taylor as Lance Poole

"...The Civil War may be over back East, but prejudice still rules the West. A full-blooded Shoshone Indian named Lance Poole distinguished himself in the war, winning the Medal of Honor, only to return home to Medicine Bow, Wyoming, to something a far cry from a hero's welcome."(Wikipedia)
People who added this item 2 Average listal rating (2 ratings) 9 IMDB Rating 5.8

Chad Everett as Sgt. Jack Connell

"...In 1942, a force of American Marines are attacked by the Japanese in the jungles at Guadalcanal. Sergeant "Shanghai" Jack Conell (Chad Everett) is the sole survivor of his squad, and when he makes it back to his own lines, he is given a field promotion to Lieutenant and awarded the Medal of Honor by Lt. Col. Baseman (Dean Jagger)." (Wikipedia)
People who added this item 1565 Average listal rating (1144 ratings) 7.3 IMDB Rating 7.7
First Blood (1982)

Sylvester Stallone as John J. Rambo

"... During the search, it is revealed that Rambo is a former Green Beret and received the Medal of Honor for his service." (Wikipedia)
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People who added this item 2778 Average listal rating (1797 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 7.2
Ralph Macchio and Pat Morita

Pat Morita as Mr. Keisuke Miyagi

"...Their bond develops and Miyagi opens up to Daniel about his life that includes the dual loss of his wife and son in childbirth at the Manzanar internment camp while he was serving with the 442nd Infantry Regiment during World War II in Europe, where he received the Medal of Honor. Through Mr. Miyagi's teaching, Daniel learns not only karate but also important life lessons such as the importance of personal balance, reflected in the principle that martial arts training is as much about training the spirit as the body. Daniel applies the life lessons that Miyagi has taught him to strengthen his relationship with Ali." (Wikipedia)
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People who added this item 310 Average listal rating (221 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.9

Clint Eastwood as Gunnery Sgt. Tom 'Gunny' Highway

"...The title comes from the Battle of Heartbreak Ridge in the Korean War where Eastwood's character earned the Medal of Honor."
People who added this item 63 Average listal rating (36 ratings) 6.6 IMDB Rating 6.4

Casey Siemaszko as Wildman

"...Willow in turn tries to teach his platoon-mate Private Albert Wildman, a chronic screw-up, how to be a soldier. Wildman is later ordered to Vietnam, where he distinguishes himself as a heroic soldier and effective combat infantryman. He returns from Vietnam promoted to the rank of sergeant and is a recipient of the Medal of Honor for heroism in combat." (Wikipedia)
People who added this item 9321 Average listal rating (6863 ratings) 7.9 IMDB Rating 8.8
Forrest Gump (1994)

Tom Hanks as Forrest Gump

"...Forrest saves many of his platoon, including his lieutenant, Dan Taylor, who loses both his legs. Forrest is awarded the Medal of Honor for his heroism by President Lyndon B. Johnson." (Wikipedia)
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People who added this item 429 Average listal rating (278 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6

Meg Ryan as Capt. Karen Emma Walden

..."Serling presents his final report to Hershberg. Walden's young daughter receives the Medal of Honor at a White House ceremony. Later, Serling tells the truth to the Boylars about the manner of their son's death and says he cannot ask for forgiveness. The Boylars tell Serling he must release his burden at some point and grant him their forgiveness." (Wikipedia)
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People who added this item 2209 Average listal rating (1578 ratings) 6.9 IMDB Rating 7.4
The Rock (1996)

Ed Harris as General Francis X. Hummel
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People who added this item 1925 Average listal rating (1272 ratings) 6 IMDB Rating 6.5
Air Force One (1997)

Harrison Ford as President James Marshall

Unknown to Korshunov, Marshall, a veteran of the Vietnam War and a Medal of Honor recipient, has remained hidden in the cargo hold instead of using the pod, and begins to observe the mercenaries using his military training. Marshall manages to kill some of Korshunov's men and then uses a satellite phone to make contact with his Vice President Kathryn Bennett, letting his staff know he is alive." (Wikipedia)
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People who added this item 461 Average listal rating (282 ratings) 6.1 IMDB Rating 6.7
Will Smith and Matt Damon

Matt Damon as Rannulph Junuh

"...Junuh is the favorite son of Savannah, Georgia: a noteworthy golfer from a wealthy family; he and his beautiful girlfriend named Adele Invergordon (Charlize Theron) seem to have it all. While serving as a captain in the U.S. Army during World War I, Junuh is traumatized when his entire company is wiped out in battle. Though he earns the Medal of Honor, he disappears after the war, returning to Georgia years later as a broken-down alcoholic."
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People who added this item 629 Average listal rating (384 ratings) 6.7 IMDB Rating 6.9
The Majestic (2001)

Martin Landau as Harry Trimble, Luke Trimble's father

Character Luke Trimble
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People who added this item 663 Average listal rating (446 ratings) 4.3 IMDB Rating 4.4

Ice-Cube as Darius Stone/xXx

"...The story is covered up, and Deckert is buried and branded as a hero. Sanford awards Steele and the unknown soldier (Stone) the Medal of Honor, and Stone goes back to his former lifestyle. In the now-rebuilt NSA Headquarters, Gibbons, Steele, and Shavers discuss what kind of person the next Triple X agent should be. Gibbons says that he has the perfect candidate for the job." (Wikipedia)
People who added this item 2503 Average listal rating (1679 ratings) 7.1 IMDB Rating 7.7
Johnny Strong as

Nikolaj Coster-Waldau
as Gordon

"...The end titles recount the immediate aftermath of the mission and end of US military operations in Somalia: Michael Durant was released after 11 days of captivity, after which President Bill Clinton withdrew all US forces from Somalia. During the raid over 1000 Somalis died and 19 American soldiers lost their lives. Delta Sgts. Gordon and Shughart were the first soldiers to receive the Medal of Honor posthumously since the Vietnam War. Mohamed Farah Aidid was killed in 1996. The following day General Garrison resigned." (Wikipedia)
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People who added this item 368 Average listal rating (237 ratings) 5.9 IMDB Rating 6.4
High Crimes (2002)

Bruce Davison as Brig. Gen. Bill Marks
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People who added this item 3678 Average listal rating (2454 ratings) 7 IMDB Rating 7.7

Tom Cruise as Nathan Algren
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People who added this item 832 Average listal rating (517 ratings) 6.2 IMDB Rating 6.6
Liev Schreiber and Meryl Streep

Liev Schreiber as Raymond Shaw

"...Major Ben Marco (Denzel Washington) is a war veteran who commanded a famous U.S. Army raid during the Persian Gulf War. For his role in that mission, Sergeant Raymond Shaw (Liev Schreiber) was awarded the Medal of Honor for single-handedly defeating the enemy and rescuing all but two of his men. Shaw has gone on to become a famous U.S. Congressman and, thanks to the influence of his mother, Virginia Senator Eleanor Prentiss Shaw (Meryl Streep), is nominated as the Vice-Presidential candidate over the favorite Connecticut Senator Tom Jordan (Jon Voight). Shaw is withdrawn, but he opens up only to his mother and his childhood sweetheart, Tom Jordan's daughter Jocelyn (Vera Farmiga)." (Wikipedia)
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People who added this item 542 Average listal rating (403 ratings) 7.5 IMDB Rating 8.1
Hacksaw Ridge (2016)

Andrew Garfield as Desmond Doss

WWII American Army Medic Desmond T. Doss, who served during the Battle of Okinawa, refuses to kill people and becomes the first Conscientious Objector in American history to be awarded the Congressional Medal of Honor.
People who added this item 640 Average listal rating (364 ratings) 7.8 IMDB Rating 7.9
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The Medal of Honor is the United States of America's highest and most prestigious personal military decoration that may be awarded to recognize U.S. military service members who have distinguished themselves by acts of valor. The medal is normally awarded by the President of the United States in the name of the U.S. Congress. Because the medal is presented "in the name of Congress", it is often referred to informally as the "Congressional Medal of Honor". However, the official name of the current award is "Medal of Honor."Within the United States Code the medal is referred to as the "Medal of Honor",and less frequently as "Congressional Medal of Honor".U.S. awards, including the Medal of Honor, do not have post-nominal titles, and while there is no official abbreviation, the most common abbreviations are "MOH" and "MH". (Wikipedia)

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