We, The Marines takes viewers on an action-packed adventure into the unparalleled experience of becoming and serving as a member of the U.S. Marine Corps. Narrated by former marine and actor, Gene Hackman, the film honors something more than dedication and service; the film offers an unforgettable glimpse into the first-hand experiences of America’s “first responders” and what it takes to become the men and women who honor and defend our country.
“This film needed to have a documentary-newsreel kind of immediacy, an unstaged, unpolished, raw approach—like the Marines themselves. The result is less a set-up Hollywood-style film—with carefully laid-out and rehearsed shots—and more a spontaneous, immediate, organic film that comes from real-life experience.”
The Marine's Boot Camp experience is unique—it’s evident on that first night at Perris Island, South Carolina, where new recruits emerge from buses at two in the morning.
Officer Training Camp, in Quantico, Virginia, is more of the same rigorous physical training as Initial Training, with the added purpose of identifying true leaders.
The Marine Corps retains the primary purpose of being “first responders” in any situation in the world. Therefore, the force is lean—the smallest in the military, aside from the Coast Guard.
Experiences from World War II, inform special training at Camp Pendleton, where Marines develop protocols allowing them to go in and out of dangerous locations quickly.
Marines have not forgotten the winter of 1950 in South Korea, and they now prepare for harsh, cold-weather conditions in the Sierra Nevada mountains.
How the Marines develop their sophisticated canine force is also informed by the past. More than 4,000 dogs were deployed in Vietnam—more than in any US combat area.
In Yuma, Arizona, the Marines undergo an intensive, seven-week training course, learning maneuvers they will use to attack in battle or to deftly deliver humanitarian aid or disaster relief.
Several times per year, land, sea, and air units come together to coordinate tactics and abilities in Twentynine Palms, California, and other bases nearby.
We, The Marines was produced for permanent exhibition in the giant-screen, 369-seat Medal of Honor Theater at the National Museum of the Marine Corps in Triangle, Virginia. This state-of-the-art theater is equipped with a 4K laser projector along with a sound system that will make you feel like you are sitting next to the crew chief on the CH-53!
Visit the theater website for times and ticket prices. Check back for updates on future openings at additional theatres.
|CREATIVE FIELD PRODUCERS
|Frank C. Kostenko
|Meghan MacGillivray Weil
|AERIAL & TACTICAL SUPERVISOR
|Neal A. Allen
|DIRECTOR OF PHOTOGRAPHY