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Writer (WGA):
James Carabatsos (written by)
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Release Date:
2 December 2001 (USA) See more »
Caught between two lines of fire, the Germans gave them two options: surrender or die. They chose a third.
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 »
Nominated for 3 Primetime Emmys. Another 2 wins & 4 nominations See more »
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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
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
Harry Wiesenhaan .... 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
Harry Wiesenhaan .... special effects supervisor (as Harrie Wiessenhaan)
Edward Wiessenhaan .... special effects coordinator
Visual Effects by
Chris DeCristo .... visual effects supervisor (uncredited)
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)
Jeff Mack .... colorist: dailies (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
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The name "Mulcahy" is carved above the Major's office in the trench. The director of the film was Russell Mulcahy.See more »
Revealing mistakes: When entering the first skirmish with the Germans in the forest, Capt McMurtry is seen cocking his pistol. It is clearly visible there is no actual round loaded into the chamber. Therefore the gun was not loaded.See more »
[after an incoming artillery around lands dangerously close to the trench]
Cepheglia:That's just some traveling salesman throwing iron cigars.
Rosen:Translation: German artillery.
Cepheglia:Which brings me to stuff. There're two kinds of stuff.
Rosen:Stuff going out, ours. Stuff comming in, theirs.
Cepheglia:Mud crunchers must learn to judge between different kinds of stuff. If you here something that whistles and knocks, that there is a whiz-bang. Get on the ground. Sometimes herr whiz-bang brings along his lady friend, Minnie Waffer.
Cepheglia:Minnie Waffer sounds like one of those whining hot corn ladies on 10th Avenue.
Rosen:Nah, it's more like the B.R.T. coming out of the tubes.
Cepheglia:The thing is that they're real hard to judge. So just hit the ground anytime you hear something like that. And don't worry if it hits you, 'cause they got a lot of other stuff. Like Jack Johnsons, Whimpering Willies...
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19 out of 32 people found the following review useful.
Not worth the hype., 5 January 2002
Author: laplander ( from Milwaukee, WI

This movie, for all the hype, is really a let down to those who know what really happened in the Charlevaux Ravine between October 2nd and October 8th, as well as the offensive fought in the Argonne Forest between September 26th and November 11th. Factually the movie repeatedly persists in making very basic mistakes concerning uniforms, dialog, military matters, and a whole host of other points too numerous to mention in this post. The quality of the acting is marginal at best, the continuity falls well short of the mark, and the story line fails to follow what really happened. The researchers obviously didn't do their jobs - otherwise the majority of the mistakes made would never have occured (ie: it wasn't the '308th Battalion', it was basically the 1st and 2nd Battalions of the 308th Infantry Regiment, 154th Infantry Brigade, 77th Division, and elements of the 306th Machine Gun Battalion, and Company 'K' of the 307th Infantry - it is also inconceivable that combat soldiers would STAND UP in the middle of an attack and expose themselves to infilading fire) The location chosen for the film does not resemble the Charlevaux Ravine in the least, nor does Rick Schroeder resemble Charles Whittlesey (or act like him for that matter). All in all, except for certain battle scenes, this movie was a pure waste of film. Robert J. Laplander Author of the forthcoming book "Epic in the Argonne: A Comprehensive History of Charles W. Whittlesey and the Lost Battalion"

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