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Director:
Writer (WGA):
James Carabatsos (written by)
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Release Date:
2 December 2001 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 »
Awards:
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 3 nominations See more »
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This hasn't got anything to do with propaganda !!!! See more (63 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)

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:
Crew or equipment visible: A cameraman can be seen on the right of the screen for a second when four troops are about to destroy the German machine guns on the hill, about 20 minutes after the beginning of the movie.See more »
Quotes:
Krotoshinsky:He
[Lipasti]
Krotoshinsky:thinks you might want to buy a bridge.
Yoder:What bridge?
Lipasti:The Brooklyn Bridge. What other bridge is there? What kind of an army is this, we come all the way to France and they stick us with boys from Daisyville.
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54 out of 76 people found the following review useful.
This hasn't got anything to do with propaganda !!!!, 9 March 2005
Author: Philip Van der Veken from Tessenderlo, Belgium

Just before I wanted to write a review on this movie, I saw the comment from another viewer that it has nothing to do with the reality of WW I and that this is pure propaganda for the US Army. Being European myself, I know that it is very popular in Europe to throw mud at everything that has something to do with the US army, especially since they started the second Gulf war. And to be honest, I agree with most of those protests, but that still doesn't mean that history should be rewritten, does it? I'm very sorry, but if it is your opinion that this movie is nothing more but some cheap propaganda, than I really doubt if you have understood anything about it.

It's a fact that it is thanks to the American involvement at the end of the war (they only entered the war in 1917), the allies won. If they hadn't come to help the French, the British and the Belgian (yes there were a lot less Belgian soldiers fighting in the war than French or British, but we are only a very small country - to give you an idea on how small Belgium is: there are about 10 million inhabitants today), we would probably have lost the war. It's true that the Germans were war-weary, but so where the other parties. The Russians had already signed a truce, allowing the Germans to withdraw a lot of their troops from the Eastern front and sending them to the Western front and the French and the British had lost too many good troops at Ypres (Belgium), Verdun (France) and the Somme region (France). In fact, if the Americans hadn't entered the war, it might not have ended at the 11th of November 1918, but might have continued for many months or perhaps even years.

So far for my history class, back to the movie now. In my opinion this is far from a propaganda movie: It clearly shows the futility and horror of the attacks that the ordinary infantry soldier had to go through. It doesn't leave out the fact that the generals only had few respect for people's lives and it also shows that many mistakes were made like bombing the own troops. It all happened in reality and it is all shown very well in this movie. And if that's propaganda for an army than I'm glad I don't have to fight for them!!!

Perhaps you are afraid that it all is a bit too soft or that the acting will not be good, because it is a TV movie. Well, than this might be the surprise of your life. The acting is very good, it's far from corny and it shows all the horrors and the brutality of the war in a very graphic way. In fact I believe it might be good to warn people with a soft stomach not to watch it, because seeing a man being blown to a million pieces by a direct shell hit, someone being stabbed to death with a bayonet, someone's leg who was torn off because of a blast,... isn't exactly for the faint of heart. Personally I can deal with it, but I'm sure many can't.

I'm a great amateur of realistic (anti-)war movies and I'm very glad that this one belongs to my collection. Of course you don't have to believe me if I say this is a good movie, but do know that it was produced by the History Channel. I guess you might see them as a good reference when it comes to accuracy and realism, don't you think? I give it an 8,5/10. Definitely a must see for everybody who's interested in WW I.

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