Today’s blog post I have teamed up with FlyBy Promotions, Universal 1440 Entertainment, The WTA Group, and Pure Flix to bring you this movie review. All opinions are my own.
In theaters nationwide Oct. 5, 2018, the inspiring and powerful continuation of Louis “Louie” Zamperini’s post – World War II story and his struggle to find peace and forgiveness after his ruthless treatment as a Japnese prisoner of war. The brand-new film picks up where 2014’s epic saga UNBROKEN ends, continuing the amazing true story of the Olympian and World War II hero. Even if you haven’t seen the first film, this story stands alone.
Following the Allied victory in World War II, UNBROKEN: Path to Redemption tells the story of Zamperini’s experiences returning to the United States. When the war ended, his real battle began. Haunted by nightmares of his torment, Louie sees himself as anything but a hero. Then, he meets Cynthia, a young woman who captures his eyes – and his heart.
Louie’s wrathful quest for revenge drives him deeper into despair, putting the couple on the brink of divorce. Cynthia turns to God, and prayers for Louie to find peace and forgiveness.
“Seldom does a single life take two films to tell, but that is Louie Zamperini’s remarkable true story, said Producer Matt Baer, who also produced Angelina Jolie’s UNBROKEN. “The originial film shares the first half of his story with incredible detail, and viewers can now continue the extraordinary journey into his post-war struggles and redemption in the brand new film.”
This is a good film with an incredible story, Louis Zamperini shows that you can overcome any demons that you may have. I was able to watch this movie before it hit theaters to bring you this review. I am glad that happen because this movie is outstanding. His strength in this movie is amazing. I’ve watched this movie a few times already and I know I will watch it again. UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION will make you smile, laugh, mad, cry, etc. Louie Zamperini’s story of serving his country, having PTSD, alcoholism, and finding his way to God is one you do not want to miss seeing. I recommend you see this movie in the theaters.
“I’ve Never tried to be my father or my grandfather. I answered my own call to evangelism,” Will Graham, vice president of Bill Graham Evangelistic Association, said. “Now it’s an honor to portray my grandfather in a moment that changed Louie and began a friendship into old age.”
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After surviving a plane crash, weeks of floating on a makeshift raft in the Pacific, and then years of torture as a prisoner of war, Louis Zamperini finally returns home to California seemingly unbroken.
When the war ended, his battle began.
“The millions who read Laura Hillenbrand’s best-selling book or saw the first film, UNBROKEN, know and love this part of Louie’s story,” Executive Producer Bill Reeves, president of The WTA Group, said. “For Zamperini fans, UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION shares the next chapter of Louie’s astonishing life and the inspirational love story that lies within.”
“Before Louie became an inspiration to so many veterans, before anyone knew what PTSD was, he overcame tremendous pain and hardship to find personal peace,” Glenn Ross, general manager and executive vice president, Universal 1440 Entertainment said. “UNBROKEN: PATH TO REDEMPTION is a powerful voice for those who struggle and, we hope, an encouragement to everyone.”
Screenplay written by Richard Fridenberg (A RIVER RUNS THROUGH IT) and Kenneth Hixon (CITY BY THE SEA).
Samuel Hunt (Chicago PD) as Louis Zamperini
Merritt Patterson (The Royals) as Cynthia Zamperini
David Sakuri (Iron Fist) as Watanabe “The Bird”
Gary Cole (TALLADEGA NIGHTS: THE BALLAD OF RICKY BOBBY)
Will Graham (playing his grandfather) / Rev. Billy Graham
Bob Gunton as Major
Vanessa Bell Calloway as Lila Burkholder
Bobby Camp as Pete Zamperini
Matthew Baer – Producer (also produced the first Unbroken (2014))
Mike Elliott – Producer
Bruce Wayne Gillies – Line Producers
Greg Holstein – Co-Producer
Lisa Gooding -Studio Executive
Cynthia Garris – Executive Producer
Dave Mechem – Executive Producer
Bill Reeves – Executive Producer
Erik Weir – Executive Producer
Luke Zamperini – Executive Producer
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