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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 »
User Reviews:
to correct a previous poster's comments... See more (63 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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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Did You Know?

Trivia:
At one point, there is an exchange to the effect of: "You're never gonna make it to Corporal." "I just want to make it to civilian." This dialogue is taken almost verbatim from the WWII film A Walk in the Sun (1945).See more »
Goofs:
Plot holes: Private Chinn is left behind at the phone outpost in the woods because the battalion did not have enough phone wire to reach the objective at the mill. However in one scene Major Whittlesey, while at the mill, attempts to contact him by phone but the line is cut. Since the battalion did not have enough wire to reach the mill, he should not have had the phone, it should have been with Chinn.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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20 out of 31 people found the following review useful.
to correct a previous poster's comments..., 27 August 2004
Author: not_quite_rain from Spokane, WA

To reply to D.Smyth's post, yes, the film might make some use of war clichés, but given that the original 1919 film did as well, it seems to be keeping honest to the source material. The battalion was historically a diverse one, and while we've seen the type before in war films, I didn't find the film's portrayal to be so terribly clichéd as to detract from its authenticity or enjoyment.

Also, regarding the goofs D.Smyth points out, the zippo indeed is post-WWI (early '30s); however, it was based on an earlier, Austrian design, which may have been the basis for what shows up in the film.

Also, I'm not sure what his basis is for "o'clock" not existing until twenty years later; to give just one example that contradicts it, Ford Madox Ford references the system twice in his poem "On October, 1914 (Antwerp)" ("This is Charing Cross; / It is one o'clock. ... / This is Charing Cross; it is past one of the clock;"), which was published in 1918.

-nqr

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