I just bought this and watched it based on the recommendation of a lot of fellow forum members here. Wow! Great movie.
I wasn't sure I was going to like Rick Shroder in a war movie. I didn't realize he'd done Crimson Tide as well (love that flick!)
This was a really good war movie - very real and extremely captivating. I was pretty impressed. The themes in it of junior officers being angry with their superiors was a common one in war movies - but this is a true story that actually happened. It was a great look into the various ethnic groups that made up the new immigration waves into the United States at the turn of the last century as well: Polocks, Jews, Italians, even a Chinese and a Native American. That element to this was there all along in the picture as well. Pretty good.