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Writer (WGA):
James Carabatsos (written by)
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Release Date:
2 December 2001 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Caught between two lines of fire, the Germans gave them two options: surrender or die. They chose a third.
Plot:
Fact-based war drama about an American battalion of over 500 men which gets trapped behind enemy lines in the Argonne Forest in October 1918 France during the closing weeks of World War I. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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Superior war film See more (62 total) »

Cast

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Ricky Schroder ... Maj. Charles White Whittlesey (as Rick Schroder)

Phil McKee ... Capt. George McMurtry

Jamie Harris ... Sgt. Gaedeke

Jay Rodan ... Lt. Leak

Adam James ... Capt. Nelson Holderman, Co. K 307 th

Daniel Caltagirone ... Pvt. Phillip Cepeglia

Michael Goldstrom ... Pvt. Jacob Rosen

André Vippolis ... Pvt. Lipasti - Runner
Rhys Miles Thomas ... Pvt. Bob Yoder (sharpshooter)
Arthur Kremer ... Pvt. Abraham Krotoshinsky
Adam Kotz ... Col. Johnson

Justin Scot ... Pvt. Omer Richards (carrier pigeons)

Anthony Azizi ... Pvt. Nat Henchman
George Calil ... Pvt. Lowell R. Hollingshead
Wolf Kahler ... Gen. von Sybel

Joachim Paul Assböck ... Maj. Henrich Prinz

Michael Brandon ... Gen. Robert Alexander
Paul Courtenay Hyu ... Pvt. Stanley Chinn

Josh Cohen ... Pvt. Isidore Swersky

Tim Matthews ... Lt. Schenck
Finbar Lynch ... Pvt. Ferguson

Hugh Fraser ... Gen. DeCoppet
Ben Andrews ... Lt. Harold Goettler

Derek Kueter ... Maj. Wanvig
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Nicolas de Pruyssenaere ... Blind Soldier in line (uncredited)

Jamie Treacher ... The Unknown Soldier (uncredited)
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Directed by
Russell Mulcahy 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
James Carabatsos (written by) (as Jim Carabatsos)

Produced by
David Craig .... supervising producer
David Gerber .... executive producer
Avi Levy .... producer (as Avi Noam Levy)
Tom Reeve .... producer
Romain Schroeder .... producer
Michael Weisbarth .... executive producer: A&E Network
 
Original Music by
Richard Marvin 
 
Cinematography by
Jonathan Freeman 
 
Film Editing by
William B. Stich 
 
Casting by
Jonathan Strauss 
Todd Thaler  (as Todd M. Thaler)
 
Production Design by
Roy Forge Smith 
 
Art Direction by
Simon Bowles 
Michael Rizzo 
 
Costume Design by
Cynthia Dumont 
 
Makeup Department
Cesar Alonso .... special makeup effects artist
Aurélie Elich .... makeup artist
René Jordan .... hair stylist
René Jordan .... makeup artist
Dave Mundin .... special makeup effects: Image Effects (as Dave Mundon)
Katja Reinert-Alexis .... hair stylist (as Katja Reinert)
Katja Reinert-Alexis .... makeup department head (as Katja Reinert)
Joël Seiller .... additional hair stylist
Evelyne Sittig .... hair stylist
Evelyne Sittig .... makeup artist
Leendert Van Nimwegen .... hair stylist
Leendert Van Nimwegen .... makeup artist
Claudine Moureaud .... assistant hair artist (uncredited)
Claudine Moureaud .... assistant makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Tilly Creswell .... unit manager
Avi Levy .... production manager
Bruce Sandzimier .... post-production supervisor
Meinir Stoutt .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mark Egerton .... first assistant director
Ralph Eisenmann .... second second assistant director
Emma Perry .... second assistant director
Jim Probyn .... third assistant director
Harrie Wiessenhaan .... second unit director (as Harry Wiessenhaan)
 
Art Department
John Allenby .... property master
Klaus Bienen .... on-set stand-by carpenter
Claudio Campana .... assistant art director
Rosie Ellis .... modelmaker
Michael Fechner .... prop buyer
Svet Hrouchoff .... additional set dresser
François Mast .... carpenter
Stephanie Rass .... propmaker
Diana Stiegler .... set dresser
Bruno Zenatello .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
William C. Carruth .... sound editor (as William Carruth)
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound effects editor
Rick Crampton .... sound editor
Mike Dickeson .... sound editor
Joy Ealy .... sound editor
David C. Eichhorn .... supervising sound editor (as Dave Eichhorn)
Kevin Fisher .... sound editor
Marshall Garlington .... sound re-recording mixer
Alain Goniva .... boom operator
Tommy Goodwin .... foley mixer
Bob Goold .... dialog editor
Ulf Herrmann .... sound mixer
Michael Lyle .... sound editor (as Mike Lyle)
Gary Macheel .... sound editor
Adriane Marfiak .... sound editor
Paul Menichini .... sound editor
Jill Schachne .... foley artist (as Jill Sanders)
Martin Schloemer .... sound recordist
Richard S. Steele .... sound editor (as Rick Steele)
Ken Teaney .... sound re-recording mixer
Tim Terusa .... sound editor
Lou Thomas .... sound editor
Rusty Tinsley .... sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Roland Goddijn .... special effects technician
Michel Jancso .... special effects technician
Edward Wiessenhaan .... special effects coordinator
Harrie Wiessenhaan .... special effects supervisor
 
Visual Effects by
Chris DeCristo .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rob de Groot .... stunts
Michel Struik .... stunts
Rick Wiessenhaan .... stunt coordinator
Ben Wright .... stunts
Nicolas de Pruyssenaere .... stunts (uncredited)
Thomas Junghans .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Riccardo Besantini .... first assistant camera
Mathilde Bouts .... assistant camera
Mathilde Bouts .... clapper loader
Etienne Braun .... still photographer
Gilbert Degrand .... best boy
Pierre Dermience .... electrician
Mick Durlacher .... gaffer
Mario Matic .... grip
James McMillan .... key grip (as Jim McMillan)
Michael Monteiro .... Steadicam operator
Nunes Neto Ornei .... grip
Philippe Piron .... first assistant camera
Mike Roberts .... video assist operator
Théodore Theodorides .... clapper loader
Carlo Thiel .... camera operator
Joost van Starrenburg .... camera operator
Wolfgang Wesemann .... first assistant camera (as Wolfgang Weseman)
Graham Johnston .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Carol L. Dudley .... casting: UK (as Carol Dudley)
Monique Durlacher .... extras casting
Monique Durlacher .... local casting
Jean-Luc Ristic .... casting assistant
Jonathan Strauss .... casting: USA
Todd Thaler .... casting: USA
Katja Wolf .... casting assistant
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Vesna Libric .... wardrobe assistant
Uli Simon .... costume supervisor
 
Editorial Department
Lynne Whitlock .... assistant editor (as Lynne M. Whitlock)
J.R. Benson .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Bruno Roussel .... music editor
Michael Clinco .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Svet Hrouchoff .... additional driver
Kevan Willis .... transportation coordinator
 
Other crew
Cassandra Barbour .... rights and clearances
Pascal Charlier .... location manager
Lucy Egerton .... set runner
Kirsten Ferwerda .... production secretary
Ryan Harrington .... production coordinator
Sheila McNaught .... script supervisor
Matt Mellin .... first assistant accountant
Gina Nocero .... senior unit publicist
Dana Reaves Bolla .... production accountant (as Dana Reeves Bolla)
Jennifer K. Rosner .... assistant: David Madden
Laura Sevier .... rights and clearances
Jay Simon .... adr voice group
Justin Smith .... runner
Gilles Soeder .... location manager
Estelle Tourscher .... making-of crew coordinator
Estelle Tourscher .... publicist
Sophie Treacher .... production coordinator
Amy D'Alessandro .... titles (uncredited)
Peter Herrly .... military historical advisor (uncredited)
Philip James Morgan .... location scout (uncredited)
Stephane Wasila .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
 

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92 min
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Trivia:
The name "Mulcahy" is carved above the Major's office in the trench. The director of the film was Russell Mulcahy.See more »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: Sgt. Gaedeke's sleeve insignia are of WWII vintage, not WWI. WWI sergeant stripes were made of khaki or olive drab colored cloth. The stripes in the film are embroidered navy blue on olive drab.See more »
Quotes:
[Cooking soup]
Cepheglia:It's done.
Rosen:It's not done. Anyhow, why should I share this with you?
Cepheglia:Because I killed the guy you took it off.
Rosen:Minor detail.
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19 out of 38 people found the following review useful.
Superior war film, 17 September 2002
Author: Dan Ryan from Brisbane, California

Without the extreme violence and profanity of "Saving Private Ryan" or "Black Hawk Down", Mulcahy's film achieves a higher level of cinematic and emotional success than either of its modern counterparts. The balance of true-life horror and tear-evoking courage and honor is perhaps more beliveable and acceptible than in the fictional "Ryan" or the questionable context of "Black Hawk". That is for history to evaluate. In the case of "Ryan", the ridiculous premise, based upon the true-life scenario of the deaths of the fighting Sullivan brothers, pales in comparison to the true story of Whittlesey and his battalion's mission to serve the entire American Army and its allies, not just one family. In addition, "The Lost Battalion" is a comparable technical tour-de-force, although perhaps Mulcahy derives some directorial inspiration from Spielberg. He compensates for this be eliciting a superior performance from Rick Shroeder than Spielberg did from Hanks, and by adding some nifty special effects shots here and there. This is a film that mixes the respect for the fighting soldier with a disdain for inept command, and war in general. There is no other agenda here, because the truth tells its own story. Rent this, or buy it. You will not be disappointed.

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