An American infantry unit, from its pre-invasion training to combat in Europe.

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Capt. Tom Hale
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Lt. Joe Mallory
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Sgt. Pete Bell
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Cpl. Danny Dominick (as Bill Campbell)
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1944. 2nd Lt Joe Mallory, fresh out of Officer Candidate School, takes command of a veteran platoon of the US 1st Infantry Division. The company commander, Captain Tom Hale, is the former commander of the platoon and a tough taskmaster. Luckily Mallory has a very capable and experienced platoon sergeant, Pete Bell. The allies will soon invade Nazi-occupied France and Mallory's leadership abilities will be tested to the limit. Written by grantss

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You'll Cheer...the Battlin' Bozos of Company "B"!

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This film's opening prologue states: "With the American Troops in England. The Spring of 1944." See more »

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At one point, a German soldier throws a grenade which explodes at least five feet from where it landed. See more »

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Lt. Joe Mallory: [conferring with a new junior officer] Johnson-! If you're as good under fire as you are on paper, we'll get along. And if you're *not*, I'll re-classify you and send you back to a repro-depo. Is *that* clear?
Lt. Fred Johnson: Yes, sir.
Lt. Joe Mallory: We're leaving tonight. You're getting the best rifle platoon in the regiment, and the best platoon sergeant in the *army*; You do what he tells you to do, and *maybe* your chances of staying *alive* another week, are going to be pretty good. Is *that* clear?
Lt. Fred Johnson: Yes, sir.
Lt. Joe Mallory: Until you ...
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Good, realistic WW2 drama
13 September 2016 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

1944. 2nd Lt Joe Mallory, fresh out of Officer Candidate School, takes command of a veteran platoon of the US 1st Infantry Division. The company commander, Captain Tom Hale, is the former commander of the platoon and a tough taskmaster. Luckily Mallory has a very capable and experienced platoon sergeant, Pete Bell. The allies will soon invade Nazi-occupied France and Mallory's leadership abilities will be tested to the limit.

Good, realistic WW2 drama. A good study in infantry platoon tactics and army life in general, especially the human side of war. No false heroics, no implausible action - gritty and believable.

While it is accurate and has some good action scenes, not incredibly profound. Doesn't really add anything to the annuls of war movies. Quite entertaining though.


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