To End All Wars
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|To End All Wars|
|Directed by||David L. Cunningham|
|Produced by||Jack Hafer |
David L. Cunningham
|Written by||Brian Godawa |
|Music by||John Cameron |
|Edited by||Tim Silano|
|Distributed by||20th Century Fox|
|2 September 2001|
- Robert Carlyle as Maj. Ian Campbell
- Kiefer Sutherland as Lt. Jim "Yanker" Reardon, an American Merchant Mariner in Singapore at the time of capture.
- Ciarán McMenamin as Capt. Ernest "Ernie" Gordon
- Mark Strong as Dusty Miller
- Sakae Kimura as Sgt. Ito
- Masayuki Yui as Cpt. Noguchi
- James Cosmo as Col. Stuart McLean
- John Gregg as Dr. Coates
- Shu Nakajima as Nagatomo
- Yugo Saso as Takashi Nagase
- Pip Torrens as Lt. Foxworth
- Adam Sinclair as Jocko
- Winton Nicholson as Duncan
- Brendan Cowell as Pte. Wallace Hamilton
- Greg Ellis as Sgt. Roger Primrose
- James McCarthy as Norman
- Daryl Bonilla as POW
It was filmed primarily on the island of Kauai, Hawaii, with some excerpt shots of Thailand. The film was rated R in the U.S. for war violence and brutality, and for some language. The film was produced by Jack Hafer and David Cunningham.
The screenplay is based on the autobiography of Ernest Gordon and recounts the experiences of faith and hope of the interned men. The autobiography was originally published under the name Through the Valley of the Kwai, then later as Miracle on the River Kwai (not to be confused with the separate novel The Bridge over the River Kwai by Pierre Boulle). Gordon's book was finally re-issued with the title To End All Wars to tie in with the film.
Post-production of the film footage was delayed because of lack of funding, which was eventually provided by Gold Crest Films.
On the review aggregation website Rotten Tomatoes the film has a score of 58% based on reviews from 13 critics. The film was awarded the Crystal Heart Award and Grand Prize for Dramatic Feature at the Heartland Film Festival. A review in Variety is mainly negative.
|1.||"Mo Mhian (Healing Heart)"||Moya Brennan|
|2.||"I Will Go (Campbell's Theme)"||Moya Brennan|
|3.||"Lá na Cruinne"||Moya Brennan|
|4.||"Find The Place"||John Cameron & Moya Brennan|
|5.||"Amazing Grace"||John Newton / Traditional|
|6.||"Pomp And Circumstance"||Edward Elgar|
|7.||"Jesu, Joy of Man's Desiring"||Johann Sebastian Bach|
|8.||"Yankee Doodle Boy"||George M. Cohan|
- "Review: ‘To End All Wars’". Variety, Dennis Harvey. June 18, 2002
- Alex Field (2004). The Hollywood Project: A Look Into the Minds of the Makers of Spiritually Relevant Films. Relevant Media Group. pp. 141–. ISBN 978-0-9746942-1-4.
- "TO END ALL WARS". Urban Cinefile
- "No Headline". New York Times, By DAVID STOUTJAN. 20, 2002
- "Isle filmmaker makes his triumphant return". Star-Bulletin, Honolulu, November 1, 2001 Tim Ryan
- To End All Wars (2001) rottentomatoes.com
- "Heartland Winner Returns". The Indianapolis Star. Indianapolis, Indiana. November 10, 2002. Page 140