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Waterloo (I) (1970)

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Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Rupert Davies ...
Gordon
Philippe Forquet ...
La Bedoyere
Gianni Garko ...
Drouot
Ivo Garrani ...
Marshal Soult
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De Lancey
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Colonel Sir William Ponsonby
Sergo Zakariadze ...
Blucher (as Serghej Zakhariadze)
Terence Alexander ...
Lord Uxbridge
Andrea Checchi ...
Sauret
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Storyline

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napolean's best generals in Spain and Portugal, but has never faced Napoleon. Wellington stands between Napoleon with a makeshift Anglo-Allied army and the Prussians. A Napoleon victory will plunge Europe back into a long term war. An allied victory could bring long term peace to Europe. The two meet at Waterloo where the fate of Europe will be decided. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Plot Keywords:

napoleon | victory | waterloo | general | duke | See more »

Taglines:

Waterloo.The battle that changed the face of the world. See more »

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Action | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 October 1970 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Waterloo savasi  »

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

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(Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Richard Burton was sought to play Napoleon. Producer Dino De Laurentiis blamed the film's box office failure on the lack of stars. See more »

Goofs

When the Prussians are first seen advancing through the wheat field the wheat in front of them is trampled down (presumably from pevious takes of the shot or the route they took to get onto the other side of the hill) See more »

Quotes

Napoleon Bonaparte: Le Bedoyere, do you have any children?
Le Bedoyere: Yes, sire; one son, very young,no taller than your boot.
Napoleon Bonaparte: And if he were with you would you want him with you here today?
Le Bedoyere: Yes, sire.
Napoleon Bonaparte: Yes, why?
Le Bedoyere: so he could see you, sire.
Napoleon Bonaparte: see me? you know I have a son! I'd give anything in the world to see him. I'd give my heart I'd give my life, but not here. I wouldn't want him to witness this battle here today!
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Referenced in Stanley Kubrick: A Life in Pictures (2001) See more »

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Waterloo released in the UK on DVD
6 February 2002 | by (San Francisco) – See all my reviews

I understand that Waterloo has been released in the UK on DVD without the extra footage, just the same as on the VHS version, but not in the USA, (Our DVD players will not play it.

I have the soundtrack on 33 /3 LP, the march "La Vielle Garde" in English "The Old Guard" or "March of the Guard" is featured, very beautiful album. Also the famous drumbeat of the Napoleonic army "passe de charge"

This film portrays the battle as accurately as any film ever has and there will never be another made like it, no computer troops were used, if you see 10 thousand soldiers they were actually there...Bondarchuk has the whole Russian army at his disposal as it was partly a Soviet Mosfilm production.


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