Visible crew/equipment: On the widescreen version of the film, near the beginning, Sean Penn is talking to a young G.I. that's worried. They are in the latrine area on the ship. While they talk, look in the mirror to the left. This is the most visible camera-on-film shot to date.
During a skirmish, Witt (Caviezel), Fife (Brody) and Coombs are sent off into the jungle to find out where their communications are being cut. They run into a Japanese platoon, where Coombs is wounded. Witt distracts the Japanese, while Fife runs back to the American group and Coombs floats off down the river. Witt runs into a small opening, where the Japanese surround him and shoot him. As he dies, he remembers back to when he was with the Melanesian tribe. Welsh (Penn) builds a little grave for Witt. The squad gets a new Captain (Clooney). The films ends with the surviving Americans sailing off to fight their next battle.
Lt. Col. Gordon Tall: The only time you should start worrying about a soldier is when they stop bitchin'.
Question: When Witt is in the clearing surrounded by Japanese riflemen, does anybody know what the Japanese soldier was saying to Witt before he shot him?
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