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Saints and Soldiers (2003)

PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Drama | 25 March 2005 (USA)
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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 ...
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Private McKinley (as Ben Gourley)
Tane Williams ...
Injured One-Armed Soldier
Randy Beard ...
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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Rated PG-13 for war violence and related images | See all certifications »

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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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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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There are several problems with the Malmedy massacre scene. First, there was no snow on the ground when it took place; it snowed afterwards and covered up the bodies. Second, the film shows the massacre beginning when an American prisoner seizes a rifle from a German guard and shoots him, causing the Germans to open fire on everyone; that did not happen. Third, the massacre is shown being committed by Wehrhacht--regular German army--troops. In fact, it was committed by an SS unit under the command of the notorious Col. Joachim Peiper, and it was not, as claimed in the film, a "tragic accident"--Peiper's intention all along was to kill the prisoners, and he had them transported to that open field for precisely that purpose (Peiper served 12 years in prison after the war for his involvement in the crime. In 1976 he was living in France when he was shot to death in his home, which was then burned to the ground, in what many believe was revenge for the Malmedy massacre). See more »

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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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