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All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)

TV Movie  |  Not Rated  |   |  War, Drama  |  14 November 1979 (USA)
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A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

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Stanislaus Katczinsky
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Kantorek
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Himmelstoss
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Paul's Mother
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Josef Behm (as Mark Elliott)
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Albert Kropp (as Dai Bradley)
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Friedrich Muller (as Mathew Evans)
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Katerina Lírová ...
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Storyline

Paul Baumer is a young German who, along with his graduating high school classmates, enlist in the German Imperial Army during the First World War. Originally thinking war would be a great adventure, Paul and his friends discover exactly the opposite as the war drags on and one by one the members of the class are killed in action until only Paul remains. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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They left for war as Boys, never to return as men.

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Tom Courtney was offered the Ian Holm part. See more »

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The Kaiser is merely wearing the rank insignia of a Generalmajor (Major General) - plain shoulder cords for general officers. Wilhelm II. always wore the rank insignia of a Generalfeldmarschall (Field Marshal General), which were the shoulder cords for general officers with two crossed Field Marshal's batons, a crown, and the initials "WR" ("Wilhelminus Rex" = "King Wilhelm"). See more »

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Not a remake, it is its own story.
13 December 2003 | by (Enfield, Connecticut) – See all my reviews

Many people make the mistake of thinking of this movie as a remake of the 1930 film classic. In reality, both movies are a visual telling of the 1929 novel by the same name; at different points in time. This 1979 film is just a retelling of that story, and it's obvious from its differences from the 1930 film. Personally I like this version better...it's not overacted, it was filmed on location, it has a musical score, and it has a feeling of reality to it that the 1930 film just doesn't seem to have. No matter how many times I've watched it, the end always leaves me feeling as if I had been a part of the story and its effects linger with my being. Thanks Richard Thomas and crew


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