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All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)

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



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Stanislaus Katczinsky
Paul's Mother
Paul Mark Elliott ...
Josef Behm (as Mark Elliott)
Albert Kropp (as Dai Bradley)
Matthew Evans ...
Friedrich Muller (as Mathew Evans)
George Winter ...
Peter Leer
Mark Drewry ...
Colin Mayes ...
Ewan Stewart ...
Paul's Father
Katerina Lírová ...
Paul's Sister


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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When Paul Baumer and his classmates march into the barracks after their joining the German Army they are heard singing. This song is an English version of the WW1 (German) Patriotic song "Die Wacht am Rhein" The movie version of the lyrics, as performed in English, is not the correct one however. See more »


When Paul Baumer returns home on leave, and hugs his sister, the straps of a modern bra can be seen showing through her blouse. See more »


Muller: Himmelstoss...there's a latrine down the road. Why don't you go take a jump?
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Ahead of its time...
22 August 2000 | by (England) – See all my reviews

Considering this was made in 1979, this is quiet an astonishing film, that is incredibly realistic in its portrayal of the futility of combat in world war one. I first saw this film on TV in the early 80's , and i've seen it again a few times on video since then. The story is compelling, powerful and incredibly moving. The most powerful message of the movie, in my opinion, is that there are no "good" or "bad" guys in war - there's just you and someone else who is out to kill you. The suffering that the real soldiers went through in WW1 is powerfully conveyed in this film. One of my all time favourites - considering that it was just a TV film makes its even more astonishing. If you want a film to move you and make you think about life, look out for this one in your video store. This is another classic "sleeper" - along with the likes of Glory, Shawshank Redemption, Cross of Iron and others that haven't hit the Hollywood bigtime, but have made a lot of people feel moved....

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