This movie is considered to be the first significant American films about World War II to be released after the end of the war.
Claude Jarman Jr. held his own while sharing the screen with Gregory Peck and Jane Wyman. It was his first on-screen performance. It’s a classic movie.
Paul Newman nailed his performance in this movie, but it wasn’t supposed to be him in the starring role. Tragedy in Hollywood led to one of the big breaks in Newman’s early career.
Howard Hughes was a billionaire, a genius, and an eccentric recluse. This one tells some of that story.
“That’s the real question isn’t it: why? The how and the who is just scenery for the public. Oswald, Ruby, Cuba, The Mafia, keeps ’em guessing like some kind of parlor game, prevents ’em from asking the most important question: why? Why was Kennedy Killed? Who benefited? Who has the power to cover it up? Who?” – Donald Sutherland as X
“Sometimes I wonder if I’ve changed so much my wife is even going to recognize me, whenever it is that I get back to her. And how I’ll ever be able to tell her about days like today.” – Tom Hanks as Captain Miller
“Once an idea has taken hold of the brain it’s almost impossible to eradicate. An idea that is fully formed – fully understood – that sticks; right in there somewhere.” – Leonardo DiCaprio as Cobb
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