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All guns used in the film are authentic and fully-functional, modified to shoot blanks.
The character of Gordon Gunderson, played by Peter Holden, is named after Holden's grandfather, a veteran who fought in the actual Battle of the Bulge.
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.
The late Charles Durning was one of the survivors of the Malmedy Massacre depicted early in the film.
Over 100 war re-enactors volunteered to participate in filming, lying in the snow for hours at a time.
More than 5,000 blank rounds were used in filming.
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The highest opening weekend of any release from Excel Entertainment: $129,056 (from only 26 screens; week of August 6-8, 2004)
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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.
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When the half track shows up at Catrine's, the German soldier she offers the bread to is carrying a pistol. It's later referred to as a "luger", but it isn't a luger; it is in fact a walther P-38.
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The snowflakes that are continuously falling in the film are actually instant potato flakes. In the scene where Deacon aims to shoot a German soldier who is harming the French lady, his gun appears to get stuck, allowing the German soldier to escape. The actor made it look like it was a part of his script, but in reality, the potato flakes jammed the mechanism of the gun.
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