Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.
Alain Lefevre is a boxer paid by a Marseille mobster to take a dive. When he wins the fight he attempts to flee to America with the mobster's girlfriend Katrina. This plan fails and he ... See full summary »
Jean-Claude Van Damme,
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
Over 100 war re-enactors volunteered to participate in filming, lying in the snow for hours at a time. See more »
Two of the main characters are from the 101st Airborne Division, and were supposed to have been fighting on the Elsenborn Ridge, which is on the north edge of the Bulge. In fact, the 101st was a couple hundred miles to the rear on 16 December 1944, the day the German attack began, and was never near Elsenborn. The Malmady Massacre took place about 17 or 18 December 1944, long before the 101st got to Bastogne. See more »
FOR more then a year I have waited to see Ryan Little's SAINTS & SOLDIERS. Back in the fall of 2002, KSL-TV did a featurette on Mormon filmakers and showed location scenes being shot in Alpine, Utah of a film with a World War II setting. It seemed like an ambitious undertaking for a low budget filmmaker. As time went on and the film was completed, word came out that the film was very good. Instead of bring it immediately to local theatres, Excel (the distributor for the film), began showing it at film festivals all over the place -- and it hit home with film fans, winning numerous awards.
Today, Friday, August 6th, 2004, the film opened it theatrical run here in Utah. Now I have had the opportunity to see the film for myself and can say that it is EXCEPTIONAL! Uncle Sam invited me to join them for 2 years back in the early 1960's. I was glad to serve my country and was even more gratful that I did not have to actual fight in a shooting war. Going through basic training and later, holding my breath as the Cuban missile crisses came and went, I wonder what I would do if called upon to fire with intent to kill. I'm glad that I was not put to that kind of test. As I experienced SAINTS & SOLDIERS, watching a young soldier of faith, who had previously served his church as a missionary in Berlin, face the reality of killing those whom he had come to love and respect, it touched my heart in a way no other war film has ever done. The film is very well acted, tense, moving and thought provoking. In short, this is a film that I will strongly recommend, will return again to see in the theatre, and will certainly purchase when released on DVD.
Congratulations to all involved!
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