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The Biggest Battle (1978)
"Il grande attacco" (original title)

 -  War | Drama  -  7 February 1978 (Italy)
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A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Kurt Zimmer
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Annelise Ackermann
Giuliano Gemma ...
Captain Martin Scott
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Sean O'Hara
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Major Mannfred Roland
Ray Lovelock ...
Lt. John Foster
Aldo Massasso ...
Lt. William McShane
Venantino Venantini ...
Michael
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General Whitmore
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O'Hara's Aide
Ida Galli ...
Sybil Scott (as Evelyn Stewart)
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Danielle
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General Foster
Aldo Barberito ...
SS major
Rik Battaglia ...
American commando
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A story of how World War II affected the lives of a German family and an American family, both of whom had sons and fathers fighting in the war.

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The most awesome battle ever seen!

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War | Drama

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7 February 1978 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

The Biggest Battle  »

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Italian censorship visa # 71521 delivered on 7-2-1978. See more »

Quotes

German in Danielle's room: A French whore should work with her hips and not her lips!
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Edited from Battle of the Commandos (1969) See more »

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WW2 drama takes the Purple Heart.
15 December 1998 | by (Suffolk, Virginia) – See all my reviews

For a low-budget movie set during World War II, it does have a rough and violent edge. Above all, BATTLE FORCE surrenders to a non-existent plot and storyline that's been duped hundreds of times repeatedly. Don't expect much here as there's no specific meaning. Explosions and body counts are nothing new! Adding to the troop casulty count is of Orson Welles' annoying and interrupting narration, making it feel like a made-for-television documentary. War movies are instant classics in the grade "A" Hollywood circuit, and SAVING PRIVATE RYAN triumphs realism today. Despite a fairly good replica of those WW2 days, BATTLE FORCE is another run-of-the-mill production without enough substance. Anyone who grew up watching Hollywood war dramas in their lifetimes probably avoided this one while history was made.


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