By Lisa Schwarzbaum
Updated March 17, 2020 at 02:43 AM EDT

Windtalkers

B-
type
  • Movie
genre

The U.S. government’s use of Navajos to transmit encrypted military information during WWII is the little-known history on which the film is based. But the real drama lies in director John Woo’s ongoing fascination with the ways in which relationships between men are reconfigured by chance and choice. Nicolas Cage and Christian Slater play Marines assigned to guard two ”code talkers” (Adam Beach and Roger Willie). Watch for the scene in which two men point guns at each other’s head: The gesture is code for ”John Woo was here.”

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Windtalkers

type
  • Movie
genre
mpaa
  • R
runtime
  • 134 minutes
director
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