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A Russian sniper and a German sniper play a game of cat-and-mouse during the Battle of Stalingrad.

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During the WWII battle of Stalingrad, two snipers, a Russian, and a German, are locked in a battle of wills and marksmanship, while the Russian is boosted to the status of hero by a political official. Written by IMDb Eds

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Plot Keywords:

russian | german | sniper | battle | stalingrad | See more »

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Some Men Are Born To Be Heroes. See more »

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Drama | History | Thriller | War

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Rated R for strong graphic war violence and some sexuality | See all certifications »

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16 March 2001 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$68,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,033,164 (UK) (16 March 2001)

Gross:

$51,396,781 (USA) (6 July 2001)
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Joseph Fiennes was the first actor cast. See more »

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When Danilov's vehicle crashes the stunt driver's bright red helmet can clearly be seen. See more »

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[first lines]
Grandfather: [whispering to boy aiming rifle] I am a stone. I do not move. Very slowly, I put snow in my mouth. Then he won't see my breath. I take my time. I let him come closer. I have only one bullet. I aim at his eye. Very gently, my finger presses on the trigger. I do not tremble. I have no fear. I'm a big boy now. Ready Vassili? Now, Vassili, fire!
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This movie blew.
4 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

This movie was a travesty for many reasons, lets list a few.

a) The Russians did not have cockney accents. "Let's go kill some Jerries, Govna!"

b) The dialogue was as if it was written by a 4 year old illiterate.

c) Too long, not much action for a war movie.

d) Too sappy! It's war for heaven's sakes! The Russian people of Stalingrad would have been more stoic in their approach to war, instead of crying over every last little thing.

e) Overpropagandic against communism at the end.

f) German-Russian shoe shine boy exchange program never existed!

g) Too many unexplained conflicts and friendships.

h) Movies about snipers should contain more sniping, and less kissy- kissy time.


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