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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

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In German-occupied France, young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero Fredrick Zoller takes a rapid interest in her and arranges an illustrious movie premiere at the theater she now runs. With the promise of every major Nazi officer in attendance, the event catches the attention of the "Basterds", a group of Jewish-American guerrilla soldiers led by the ruthless Lt. Aldo Raine. As the relentless executioners advance and the conspiring young girl's plans are set in motion, their paths will cross for a fateful evening that will shake the very annals of history. Written by The Massie Twins

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"Can you Americans speak any other language than English?" See more »

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Adventure | Drama | War

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Rated R for strong graphic violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Inglorious Bastards  »

Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,596,415 (UK) (21 August 2009)

Gross:

$120,523,073 (USA) (11 December 2009)
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Trivia

Leonardo DiCaprio was the first choice for Colonel Hans Landa, but Quentin Tarantino then decided that a German-speaking actor should play the part. DiCaprio would go on to play the primary antagonist in Tarantino's next film, Django Unchained (2012). See more »

Goofs

Lt Aldo Raine is wearing the 1st Special Service Force unit insignia, yet later he is referred to as a "Secret Service" officer. Raine could be called a "Special Service" or a "Strategic Service" (OSS) officer, but not "Secret Service", which is the organization founded in 1865 and responsible for guarding the US President since 1894. See more »

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General Ed Fenech: [reading Lt. Hicox's personnel file] It says here you speak German fluently?
Lt. Archie Hicox: Like a Katzenjammer Kid.
General Ed Fenech: And your occupation before the war?
Lt. Archie Hicox: I'm a film critic.
General Ed Fenech: List your accomplishments?
Lt. Archie Hicox: Well, sir, such as they are, I write reviews and articles for a publication called 'Films & Filmmakers.' As well as our sister publication.
General Ed Fenech: What's that called?
Lt. Archie Hicox: 'Flickers Bi-Monthly', and I've had two books published.
General Ed Fenech: Impressive. Don't be modest, Lieutenant. What are their titles?
Lt. Archie Hicox: The first book was called 'Art of ...
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The film uses the 1963-1990 Universal Pictures logo. See more »

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CLAIRE'S FIRST APPEARANCE
(1968)
Written by Jacques Loussier
Performed by Jacques Loussier
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Entertainment
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Waltz is a Genius!!!!!
23 July 2009 | by (dundee) – See all my reviews

I had the PRIVILEGE of attending the UK premier of Inglorious Basterds this evening! Having seen the trailers i had high hopes but had doubts due to a string of self indulgent films (c'mon lets be honest, self indulgence is his tarantinos middle name)

I was surprised to find though that he had pulled the cat out of the bag with this one. The film is rich with interesting dialogue, Perfect timed comedy with a dash of brutal assassination.

The crowning glory of this film though lies with Christoph Waltz whom no fault or error can be found. He manages to create a real tension in the audience whilst remaining quite "theatrical" (couldn't think of a better word). He definitely deserved his prize at Cannes and is heading for an Oscar no doubt!!!! Hoping to see him in something again soon!


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