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From Medieval England the duo catapults forward to the early months of 1945, where they land in a tiny island near Iwo Jima, days before a United States Marine landing force will occupy the group of islands. From a Japanese soldier left behind they learn that the Japanese Air Force plans to spring a trap on the Marines! They must defeat the Japanese lieutenant at his sadistic games and capture his radio before the landing, or else they'll have ringside seats to a slaughter - maybe their own!
Tony and Doug land in a jungle and Tony sprains his ankle in the fall. They hear the sounds of men working in the distance and go to investigate, and find Japanese soldiers in World War II uniforms building a compound. American ships open fire on the island and the two scientists duck for cover and then move off. A shell hits nearby and Tony tells Doug to leave him behind, but Doug refuses to abandon him...Read the full recap
Although Lt. Nakamura, Itsugi, and Dr. Nakamura are all Japanese, they are played respectively by Japanese, Chinese-American, and Korean-American actors.
Lt. Nakamura: You bluff too easily, Joe. But then I never saw an American who didn't. Too much imagination, that's your trouble. Captured by a stick of wood. You can explain that to your superiors, can you, Joe? But you Joes are lucky. You won't have to explain anything to anybody. And imagination is good. I like that. We're going to have some interesting times together... before I kill you.
Lt. Nakamura: What kind of soldier are you? You're supposed to like killing, the smell of battle.
Itsugi: If necessary, I kill.
Lt. Nakamura: But you don't like it.
Lt. Nakamura: Go on back to the shed, old man. You don't belong here.
Kirk: Dr. Nakamura, I'm going to ask you to reconsider. Even if we do bring your son back here, the psychological problems he'll face will be almost insurmountable. There'll be a twenty-three-year gap in his life, a void.
Dr. Nakamura: The only insurmountable thing in this world is death, General. I will not reconsider.
Doug: Why didn't you give up when you had the chance.
Lt. Nakamura: I'm Japanese... Joe. I forgot that... but only for a while.
When Doug breaks into the storeroom, he drops the crowbar after he pries the lock off.
However, when the camera immediately cuts to a shot inside the storeroom, Doug comes inside still carrying the crowbar, and sets it down on a crate.