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Windtalkers (2002)

Theatrical Performance
Domestic Box Office $40,914,068Details
International Box Office $36,714,197Details
Worldwide Box Office $77,628,265
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Synopsis

Joe Ender feels guilty for losing his entire platoon in an ambush, and gets a chance to prove himself by protecting Navajo soldier Ben Yahzee, who is a critical asset.

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Movie Details

Production Budget:$115,000,000
Domestic Releases: June 14th, 2002 (Wide) by MGM
Video Release: February 4th, 2003 by MGM Video
MPAA Rating: R for pervasive graphic war violence, and for language
Running Time: 134 minutes
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Keywords: World War II
Source:Original Screenplay
Genre:Action
Production Method:Live Action
Creative Type:Historical Fiction
Production Companies: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures
Production Countries: United States

Leading Cast

   Sergeant Joe Enders
   Private Ben Yahzee

Supporting Cast

Peter Stormare    Sergeant Eric 'Gunny' Hjelmstad
Noah Emmerich    Corporal Charles 'Chick' Rogers
Mark Ruffalo    Pappas
Brian Van Holt    Harrigan
Roger Willie    Private Charles Whitehorse
Frances O'Connor    Nurse Rita Swelton
Christian Slater    Sergeant Peter 'Ox' Henderson
Martin Henderson    Nellie
Jason Isaacs    Major Mellitz
William Morts*    Sgt. Fortino
Cameron Thor    Mertens
Kevin Cooney    Ear Doctor
Holmes Osborne    Colonel Hollings
Keith Campbell    Kittring
Clayton Barber    Hasby
Scott Atkinson    Camp Tarawa Staff Sergeant
Jeremy Davidson    Marine
Brian F. Maynard    Corpsman
Albert Smith    Navajo Man
James D. Dever    Field Hospital Colonel
Vincent Whipple    Navajo Instructor
Jim Morse    Marine Recruit
Chris Devlin    Sgt. Code Instructor
Jeff Davis    Tech Sgt.
Glen Begay    Radio Codetalker
Ross Lasi Tanoai    Eddie the Bartender
Brian Kasai    Japanese Intelligence Officer
Hiroshi "Rosh" Mori*    Japanese Radio Operator
John Takeshi Ichikawa    Japanese Bunker Commander
Christopher T. Yamamoto    Japanese Bunker Gunner
Marc McClellan    Marine Artillery Commander
Steve Tanizaki    Japanese Artillery Officer
Malcolm Dohi    Battleship Codetalker
Darrel Guilbeau    Battleship Petty Officer
Aaron Yamagata    Tanapag Boy
Victoria Chen    Tanapag Mother
Jon Michael Souza    N.C.O. Officer
Carissa Jung    Tanapag Girl
Wataru Yoshida    Japanese Artillery
Junya Oishi    Japanese Artillery Sighter
Jiro Koga    Japanese Artillery Gunner

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Production and Technical Credits

   Director
John Rice    Screenwriter
Joe Batteer    Screenwriter
John Woo    Producer
Terence Chang    Producer
Tracie Graham    Producer
Alison Rosenzweig    Producer
C.O. Erickson    Executive Producer
John J. Smith    Line Producer
Richard Stenta    Line Producer
Jeffrey Kimball    Director of Photography
Holger Gross    Production Designer
Steven Kemper    Editor
Jeff Gullo    Editor
Tom Rolf    Editor
Kevin Yagher    Special Make-up Effects
Caroline Macaulay    Co-Producer
Arthur Anderson    Co-Producer
James Horner    Composer
Steve Traxler    Associate Producer
Arthur Anderson    Assistant Director
Brian Smrz    Second Unit Director
John J. Smith    Production Manager
Kevin Ishioka    Art Director
Richard Goddard    Set Decorator
Bill Mitchell    Additional Photography
Kevin Lingenfelser    Visual Effects Supervisor
John Frazier    Special Effects Coordinator
Nick Scarano    Costume Supervisor
Richard Goodman    Production Sound Mixer
Randy Thom    Re-recording Mixer
David E. Fluhr    Re-recording Mixer
Mark P. Stoeckinger    Supervising Sound Editor
Alan Rankin    Co-Supervising Sound Editor
Victor Ray Ennis    Co-Supervising Sound Editor
Paul Jyrala    Sound Editor
Perry Robertson    Sound Editor
Bryan Bowen    Sound Designer
Bruce Tanis    Sound Designer
Michael Hertlein    Dialogue Editor
David A. Cohen    Dialogue Editor
Jim Henrikson    Supervising Music Editor
Dick Bernstein    Music Editor
Philip Tallman    Music Editor
Joe E. Rand    Music Editor
Steve LaPorte    Key Makeup
Janis Clark    Key Hairstylist
Mitch Coughlin    Special Effects Makeup Supervisor
Rick Stratton    Key Special Effects Makeup
Jamie Kelman    Special Effects Makeup
Mindy Marin    Casting Director
Brian Smrz    Stunt Coordinator
Gregg Smrz    Stunt Co-Coordinator
Eddie Yansick    Stunt Co-Coordinator
Al Goto    Stunt Co-Coordinator
Brian Smrz    Second Unit Camera

The bold credits above the line are the "above-the-line" credits, the other the "below-the-line" credits.

Domestic Cumulative Box Office Records


Weekend Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2002/06/14 3 $14,520,412   2,898 $5,010   $14,520,412 1
2002/06/21 6 $6,551,131 -55% 2,898 $2,261   $26,600,014 2
2002/06/28 10 $3,501,253 -47% 2,529 $1,384   $33,175,859 3
2002/07/05 15 $1,769,971 -49% 1,563 $1,132   $36,601,964 4
2002/07/12 17 $1,187,328 -33% 1,485 $800   $38,645,492 5
2002/07/19 18 $833,136 -30% 1,285 $648   $40,146,482 6
2002/07/26 32 $116,414 -86% 202 $576   $40,358,935 7
2002/08/02 35 $98,229 -16% 187 $525   $40,531,308 8
2002/08/09 45 $73,827 -25% 140 $527   $40,657,108 9
2002/08/30 68 $15,053   34 $443   $40,859,614 12
2002/09/06 79 $7,701 -49% 21 $367   $40,871,393 13
2002/09/13 82 $8,941 +16% 13 $688   $40,883,601 14
2002/09/20 105 $5,347 -40% 12 $446   $40,892,057 15
2002/09/27 93 $9,887 +85% 20 $494   $40,904,367 16
2002/10/04 105 $4,021 -59% 11 $366   $40,911,830 17

Daily Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossDays
2002/06/14 3 $4,400,000   2,898 $1,518   $4,400,000 1
2002/06/15 4 $4,564,000 +4% 2,898 $1,575   $8,964,000 2
2002/06/16 3 $4,500,000 -1% 2,898 $1,553   $14,520,412 3
2002/06/17 3 $1,527,000 -66% 2,898 $527   $16,047,000 4
2002/06/18 4 $1,491,000 -2% 2,898 $514   $17,539,000 5
2002/06/19 4 $1,301,000 -13% 2,898 $449   $18,840,000 6
2002/06/20 4 $1,209,000 -7% 2,898 $417   $20,049,000 7
2002/06/21 8 $1,907,000 +58% 2,898 $658   $21,956,000 8
2002/06/22 8 $2,700,000 +42% 2,898 $932   $24,700,000 9
2002/06/23 6 $2,000,000 -26% 2,898 $690   $26,600,000 10
2002/06/24 7 $735,000 -63% 2,898 $254   $27,335,000 11
2002/06/25 7 $819,000 +11% 2,898 $283   $28,154,000 12
2002/06/26 7 $766,000 -6% 2,898 $264   $28,920,000 13
2002/06/27 7 $754,000 -2% 2,898 $260   $29,675,000 14
2002/06/28 10 $935,000 +24% 2,529 $370   $30,610,000 15
2002/06/29 10 $1,378,000 +47% 2,529 $545   $31,988,000 16
2002/06/30 10 $1,110,000 -19% 2,529 $439   $33,170,000 17

Weekly Box Office Performance

DateRankGross% ChangeTheatersPer TheaterTotal GrossWeek
2002/06/14 3 $20,048,883   2,898 $6,918   $20,048,883 1
2002/06/21 7 $9,625,723 -52% 2,898 $3,322   $29,674,606 2
2002/06/28 10 $5,157,387 -46% 2,529 $2,039   $34,831,993 3
2002/07/05 15 $2,626,171 -49% 1,563 $1,680   $37,458,164 4
2002/07/12 17 $1,855,182 -29% 1,485 $1,249   $39,313,346 5
2002/07/19 20 $929,175 -50% 1,285 $723   $40,242,521 6
2002/07/26 32 $190,558 -79% 202 $943   $40,433,079 7
2002/08/02 37 $150,202 -21% 187 $803   $40,583,281 8
2002/08/30 67 $19,131   34 $563   $40,863,692 12
2002/09/06 82 $10,968 -43% 21 $522   $40,874,660 13
2002/09/13 83 $12,050 +10% 13 $927   $40,886,710 14
2002/09/20 99 $7,770 -36% 12 $648   $40,894,480 15
2002/09/27 89 $13,329 +72% 20 $666   $40,907,809 16
2002/10/04 89 $6,259 -53% 11 $569   $40,914,068 17

International Cumulative Box Office Records


Worldwide Cumulative Box Office Records


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