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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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


$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,596,415 (UK) (21 August 2009)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


As of 2010, this is Quentin Tarantino's film with the most Academy Award nominations (8). See more »


When Lt. Raine is speaking to his general over the radio, the general ends the transmission by saying, "Over and out." This is incorrect radio procedure in the U.S. military. The proper procedure is for the person ending the transmission to simply say, "Out." See more »


Lt. Aldo Raine: You probably heard we ain't in the prisoner-takin' business; we in the killin' Nazi business. And cousin, business is a-boomin'.
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Crazy Credits

Both the opening and closing credits change fonts numerous times, displaying typefaces seen in a variety of earlier and subsequent Tarantino films. See more »


The Man with the Big Sombrero
Written by Phil Boutelje, Foster Carling
Performed by Samantha Shelton and Michael Andrew
Inspired by the original recording by June Havoc
String Quartet Performed by 'Tamas Kocsis' and 'Douglas H. Pritchard'
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Who the hell is Christoph Waltz?
25 August 2009 | by (Hamburg, Germany) – See all my reviews

That's what I thought, when I heard about the cast of Inglorious Basterds. And I'm both from Germany and into movies.

That guy is older than 50 and so far he almost only played in mediocre TV series - and even there he didn't play the main parts. Obviously nobody ever noticed, what he's capable of. Now, thanks to QT, he got one shot to change that - and - let's put it this way - that was a bingo! He is the living proof of what a great caster Tarrantino is.

By the way: I think it's a great privilege to watch the movie as a German - being able to understand everything. And the German dialog is written almost as good as the English.

Now I could repeat, what many others have written here before. I'll put it short: Finally, QT is back.

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