The Great Raid (2005) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Great Raid

John Dahl, 2005

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Ghost Soldiers
Hampton Sides, 2001

The Great Raid is a movie directed by John Dahl in 2005 and based on the book Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of World War II’s Greatest Rescue Mission by Hampton Sides, first published in 2001. The movie features Benjamin Bratt, James Franco, Connie Nielsen, Joseph Fiennes, Marton Csokas, Sam Worthington, and others.

What users say

“The book is better than the movie”

But the movie is worth watching.

The Movie is also based on

Book cover
The Great Raid (1994)
Book by William B. Breuer

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RATING

6.7

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Great Raid (John Dahl, 2005)

8.4

/ 10

Book Cover: Ghost Soldiers (Hampton Sides, 2001)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of Ghost Soldiers, the 2001 book by Hampton Sides.

Ghost Soldiers

Read by: James Naughton

Storyline

Set in the Philippines in 1945 towards the end of WWII, under the command of Lieutenant Colonel Henry Mucci and Captain Robert Prince, the 6th Ranger Battalion undertake a daring rescue mission against all odds. Traveling thirty miles behind enemy lines, they intend to liberate over 500 American Soldiers from the notorious Cabanatuan Japanese POW camp in the most audacious rescue ever.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Great Raid, the 2005 movie by John Dahl

Year

2005

Minutes

132

Movie Rate

6.70

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Great Raid

Country: USA

Year: 2005

Length: 2h12m

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Cover of Ghost Soldiers, the 2001 book by Hampton Sides

Year

2001

Pages

344

Book Rate

8.42

S: Goodreads

Book

Ghost Soldiers

Subtitle: The Epic Account of World War II's Greatest Rescue Mission

Country: USA

First published in: 2001

Length: 344 pages

Genre: Biography

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Poster of The Great Raid, the 2005 movie by John Dahl

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30% No

7 votes

3 votes

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Cover of Ghost Soldiers, the 2001 book by Hampton Sides

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42% No

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5 votes

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