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"Where the legend ends and the man begins."
  • PG
  • 1977
  • 2 hr 10 min
  • 6.5  (5,086)

MacArthur is a biographical war drama directed by Joseph Sargent and released in 1977. The film tells the story of General Douglas MacArthur, one of the most prominent figures in American military history. The movie features Gregory Peck as MacArthur, Dan O'Herlihy as President Franklin Roosevelt, and Ed Flanders as General Jonathan Wainwright.

The movie follows the life of MacArthur from his early years as a cadet at West Point Military Academy to his involvement in World War II and the Korean War. The film opens in 1942 when MacArthur led the American and Filipino forces against the Japanese in the Battle of Bataan. The battle ends in a humiliating defeat for the Americans, and MacArthur is forced to evacuate his troops to Australia.

Despite the defeat, MacArthur remains determined to defeat the Japanese and soon returns to the Philippines to liberate the country from the Japanese occupation. MacArthur's successful campaign in the Philippines earns him the nickname "The Liberator," and his popularity in the US grows.

However, MacArthur's relationship with Roosevelt sours when he begins to criticize the President's plan to invade Japan. Roosevelt sees MacArthur as an insubordinate general and fires him from his position as the Supreme Commander of Allied Forces in the Pacific.

MacArthur, devastated by his dismissal, returns to the US where he makes a highly publicized speech to Congress, famously saying "Old soldiers never die; they just fade away." The speech cements MacArthur's status as a national hero and his popularity reaches new heights.

Despite his popularity, MacArthur struggles to adjust to life outside the military and becomes increasingly isolated. However, when the Korean War breaks out, he is called back into service and once again becomes a pivotal figure in American military history.

Overall, MacArthur is an epic and sweeping film that explores the life and career of one of the most important figures in American military history. The film is full of drama, action, and political intrigue, and features powerful performances from Gregory Peck and the rest of the cast. Fans of military dramas and historical biopics will find much to appreciate in MacArthur.

MacArthur is a 1977 drama with a runtime of 2 hours and 10 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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    6.5  (5,086)