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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

R  |   |  Adventure, Drama, War  |  21 August 2009 (USA)
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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 Nazi-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 guerilla 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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Rated R for strong graphic violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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21 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Inglorious Bastards  »

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$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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Quentin Tarantino called Rod Taylor personally to offer him the role of Sir Winston Churchill. When Taylor learned the movie was going to be shot in Germany, he pointed out that Albert Finney lived in England and had played Churchill to great acclaim in The Gathering Storm (2002). Tarantino replied, "If Rod Taylor turns me down, I'll call Albert Finney." Taylor accepted the part. See more »

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The Scotch beverage is written as "whiskey". Scots write "whisky", but this is an American movie which uses American spellings. See more »

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Major Dieter Hellstrom: [Hellstrom is trying to guess the famous person on his forehead, which is King Kong]
[in German; subtitled]
Major Dieter Hellstrom: I'll start, give you the idea. Am I German?
Bridget von Hammersmark: [in German] No.
Major Dieter Hellstrom: Am I American?
Cpl. Wilhelm Wicki: Wait a minute, he goes to...
Bridget von Hammersmark: Don't be ridiculous. Obviously I wasn't born in America.
Major Dieter Hellstrom: So, I visited America, yes?
Bridget von Hammersmark: Yes.
Major Dieter Hellstrom: Was this visit fortuitous?
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ONE SILVER DOLLAR
(Un Dollaro Bucato) (1966)
Written by Gianni Ferrio
Performed by The Film Studio Orchestra
Courtesy of Victor Entertainment, Inc., Japan.
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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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