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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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Rudolph 'Rudi' Gertz
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Catherine Theary
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Sophie Theary (as Ruby Chase O'Neil)
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Private McKinley (as Ben Gourley)
Tane Williams ...
Injured One-Armed Soldier
Randy Beard ...
German Officer #1
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German Soldier #1
Michael Buster ...
German Soldier #2
M. Casey Reeves ...
Weeping Soldier
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Storyline

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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Trapped behind enemy lines. All they have is their hope. See more »

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

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25 March 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Saints of War  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$780,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$1,310,270 (USA) (20 May 2005)
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Most, if not all, of the actors portraying the soldiers in the film are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, except for the actor who plays Gould, he is the creator of "Avatarism" an open source philosophy of embodiment based on the Sanskrit word "Avatara" meaning godlike humans or superheroes. See more »

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The US soldiers take shelter from a heavy snowstorm in a house with a German half track in front of it. The rear of the half track has no roof. In the morning we see inside the rear of the vehicle, filled with guns and other equipment but absolutely no snow. See more »

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

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interesting, human, powerful.
5 October 2004 | by (Bucharest,Romania) – See all my reviews

Saints and Soldiers is a quite powerful movie. It has a very human side, although the idea is not very unique.

A movie about 5 brave allied soldiers fighting their way back to base from behind enemy lines, during WW II.

Each of the characters embodies a different human typology. There is a subtle religious side, also.

The movie has a good visual narrative construction. It is worth being seen.

The main idea is that, behind the soldier uniform there is a human being.


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