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Battle of the Bulge (1965)

Approved  |   |  War, Action, Drama  |  16 December 1965 (USA)
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A dramatization of Nazi Germany's final Western Front counterattack of World War II.

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In the winter of 1944, the Allied Armies stand ready to invade Germany at the coming of a New Year. To prevent this occurrence, Hitler orders an all out offensive to re-take French territory and capture the major port city of Antwerp. "The Battle of the Bulge" shows this conflict from the perspective of an American intelligence officer as well as from a German Panzer Commander. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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Unlike anything you have seen before, as Cinerama hurls you into the most extraordinary days of World War II! See more »

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16 December 1965 (USA)  »

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Die letzte Schlacht  »

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The film's senior military advisor, Maj. Gen. Meinrad von Lauchert, was the commander of the German 2nd Panzer Division during the real Battle of the Bulge. He then had the rank of Oberst (Colonel). See more »

Goofs

Guffy's tank takes a direct hit in the final tank battle, blowing away most of the turret. Not only is Guffy unhurt or even affected by the hit, the radio still works. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Guffy: Hold it hold it, pull up, we got brass on our tail, pull it forward you idiot!
[mutters under his breath to the officers]
Sgt. Guffy: Drop dead.
[then back to his driver]
Sgt. Guffy: Pull it forward you idiot!
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Panzerlied
Lyrics by Kurt Wiehle
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One of the worst movies ever made
30 December 2004 | by (Baltimore, Maryland) – See all my reviews

What can I say? Anyone who has seen this movie and knows anything about WWII and the (real) Battle of the Bulge has two choices -- to laugh or to cry. Laugh because this movie has nothing to do with what went on in Belgium in December, 1944. Cry, because it did a tremendous disservice to those on all sides who participated in that battle and to other, infinitely better, depictions of that campaign and period of the war (e.g., "Battleground", "Band of Brothers"). From the "Tigers" (US M-48 tanks painted gray with German crosses) to the lack of anything resembling actual military deportment or tactics, to the filming locations (Fort Hood, Texas just doesn't look like Bastogne -- Pennsylvania would have been a better choice), this movie is every bit as much a stinker as "Battle of the Last Panzer".

"Battle of the Bulge" is typical of other "big concept" novel-based movies like "The Longest Day" (another travesty especially when compared to the likes of "Saving Private Ryan"). I vote this as a contender for one of the worst movies ever made.


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