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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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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
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)  »

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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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The photo that "Deacon" carries throughout the film is of actor Corbin Allred's grandmother, and is in fact the photo that Allred's grandfather carried with him throughout WWII. See more »

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At the time of the massacre there was no snow on the ground. The snow came later and covered the bodies. See more »

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

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A gem of a film.
8 August 2004 | by (Sparks NV) – See all my reviews

Many films succeed outside the context of Hollywood hype. This one provides several messages competently executed by new talent, and without the special effects so commonly packaged by Tinseltown. Dialog and talent hold one's attention in a real-world interpretation of the Malmedy massacre and it's aftermath in WW2 Belgium. The tagline, 'A Time For Heroes' says much and it's more than appropriate for our time since the definition of 'hero' has been broadened by current events and uncommon courage. Lighting, sound, location, editing, and inventive writing make this a weekend wonder if you're seeking a story of principled men in desperate circumstances. Not unlike John Sturges' films.


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