The Fighting Sullivans: A Lesson From Dad (1944)



Tags: world war ii, sullivan, guadalcanal, saving private ryan, fighting sullivans

Description: This is the movie that inspired "Saving Private Ryan." It's the true story of five brothers who fought and died together when their ship, the American cruiser Juneau, was sunk in the South Pacific during World War II. The Fighting Sullivans is something more than a worthy tribute to a pair of small town parents and the five sons they lost when the Juneau blew up in a battle off Guadalcanal on November 13, 1942. It is a heartwarming slice of Americana that will fill in the background of any number of Americans on the fighting front. The audience's awareness of the news in store for the Sullivan family adds considerably to the film's effect. The Fighting Sullivans generates emotion strictly on its own terms and without bidding for tears.

Release Date: 2/3/1944

Genre: Drama

Studio: VCI Entertainment

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Release Dates:

Country Release Type Date
United States Theatrical Wide Release 2/3/1944
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 6/15/1999
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 10/26/1999
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 12/28/2004
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 11/22/2005
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 2/18/2012
United States DVD/Blu-ray Release 11/6/2012

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