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Saints and Soldiers (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 25 March 2005 (USA)
Four American soldiers and one Brit fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.

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Medic Steven Gould (as Alexander Niver)
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Flt. Sgt. Oberon Winley
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Pvt. Shirley 'Shirl' Kendrick (as Lawrence Bagby)
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SSgt. Gordon Gunderson
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Rudolph 'Rudi' Gertz
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Catherine Theary
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Sophie Theary (as Ruby Chase O'Neil)
Jeff Birk ...
Radio Announcer
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Private McKinley (as Ben Gourley)
Tane Williams ...
Injured One-Armed Soldier
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German Officer #1
Curt Doussett ...
German Soldier #1
Michael Buster ...
German Soldier #2
M. Casey Reeves ...
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After surviving a massacre in Malmedy, a location behind the German army in Europe, four American soldiers with only one weapon rescue the British pilot Oberon Winley (Kirby Heyborn) in a tree and they move together, trying to reach the allied forces and save a great number of allied soldiers from a German attack with the information got by Winley in his flight. While marching, each soldier discloses inner secrets to the rest of the group. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for war violence and related images | See all certifications »

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25 March 2005 (USA)  »

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The Saints of War  »

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Budget:

$780,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$129,056 (USA) (6 August 2004)

Gross:

$1,310,270 (USA) (20 May 2005)
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All guns used in the film are authentic and fully-functional, modified to shoot blanks. See more »

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The Belgian woman is seen making WHITE flour bread: this is almost impossible as in war time Europe it was quite a luxury, found only on the black market in the big cities, or on the desks of high officials, and for certain not in the poor house in the middle of the Ardennes forest. See more »

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Featured in The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) See more »

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JOANN OTTLEY: Retrospective
1999 Tantara Records
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Probably the best made film under $1 Million
6 August 2004 | by (NYNY) – See all my reviews

The comment posted on the main page link certainly had an axe to grind against mormons. In fact the film itself never at all mentions the LDS church and for all we know Deacon could have been a baptist. That is all besides the point. The film takes us where a war film has never been before, the religious implications. And it is not overtly preachy. Somehow with under $1 million dollars the director has made a film that looks like an epic hollywood war film, complete with handheld cameras and a few war buddy cliche's. But what seperates this film from the pack is its main character, a devout religious sharpshooter, shellshocked from a raid gone bad, trying to make moral sense of what is going on. The film is also a great war film, and impecably accurate historically. The only sign that the film is low budget is its musical score, which at some times is a bit obtruse, but the acting is superb, and the directions is excellent. 9/10


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