The true story of Pfc. Desmond T. Doss (Andrew Garfield), who won the Congressional Medal of Honor despite refusing to bear arms during WWII on religious grounds. Doss was drafted and ostracized by fellow soldiers for his pacifist stance but went on to earn respect and adoration for his bravery, selflessness and compassion after he risked his life — without firing a shot — to save 75 men in the Battle of Okinawa.
Hacksaw Ridge grossed 175 million dollars worldwide and was nominated for Six Academy Awards, winning two. It was voted among the Top Ten Best Films of the Year Award from AFI, Critics Choice, and National Board of Reviews. Robert Schenkkan won the Humanitas Prize for Best Screenplay, the AACTA Award for Best Adapted Screenplay, and was nominated for a BAFTA Best Adapted Screenplay.