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Unbroken

The Unbelievable True Story

2014, DVD
An epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash - only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a POW camp.

Unbroken

Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII - only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

Adapted from Laura Hillenbrand's ("Seabiscuit: An American Legend") enormously popular book Unbroken brings to the big screen Zamperini's unbelievable and inspiring true story about the resilient power of the human spirit. Academy Award winner Angelina Jolie directs and produces Unbroken, an epic drama that follows the incredible life of Olympian and war hero Louis "Louie" Zamperini (Jack O'Connell) who, along with two other crewmen, survived in a raft for 47 days after a near-fatal plane crash in WWII - only to be caught by the Japanese navy and sent to a prisoner-of-war camp.

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  • 07 Aug 36: Zamperini invited to meet Hitler at the Berlin Olympics
  • 29 Sep 41: Zamperini enlists in the US Army
  • 27 May 43: B-24 GREEN HORNET goes down in the Pacific, 3 survive
  • 04 Jun 43: All of the crew of 10 are presumed dead
  • 28 Jun 43: One of the 3 survivors adrift dies
  • 13 Jul 43: After 47 days, Japanese take them POW
  • 28 May 44: The entire crew officially listed as presumed KIA
  • 20 Aug 45: POWs at Tokyo Base Camp #1 are told the war is over
  • 05 Sep 45: Finally freed, Zamperini begins his journey home

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  • 01 Aug 36: Adolf Hitler opens the Berlin Olympic Games
  • 07 Aug 36: Louis Zamperini invited to meet Hitler
  • 09 Aug 36: Jesse Owens wins four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics

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  • 16 Aug 40: Billy Fiske is mortally wounded flying with RAF
  • 18 Oct 44: Jack Turnbull is mortally wounded on a bombing mission

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