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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

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Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

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Christmas, 1983. A New York postal clerk, a Buffalo Soldier in Italy in World War II, shoots a stranger. In his apartment, police find a valuable Italian marble head, missing since the war. Flashbacks tell the story of four Black soldiers who cross Tuscany's Serchio River, dodging German and friendly fire. With a shell-shocked boy in tow, they reach the village of Colognora. Orders via radio tell them to capture a German soldier for questioning about a counteroffensive. In the village, a beautiful woman, partisans that include a traitor and a local legend, the boy, and the story of a recent massacre connect to the postal worker's anguish forty years later. And the miracle? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Rated R for strong war violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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26 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Untitled Spike Lee WWII Project  »

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Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$3,477,996 (USA) (26 September 2008)

Gross:

$7,916,887 (USA) (21 November 2008)
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Trivia

Samuel L. Jackson turn down the offer to play as Corporal Hector Negron to work on Lakeview Terrace (2008). See more »

Goofs

When Nokes, Birdsong and the other soldiers get in the jeeps to leave the men/town, you can still see the propaganda posters on the wall that were torn down earlier. See more »

Quotes

Livingston: There's no control in life. Wherever you go, wherever you hide, there's risk.
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References Inside Man (2006) See more »

Soundtracks

He's Got The Whole World In His Hand
Traditional Negro Spiritual
Vocal Arranged by David Morrow
Orchestral Arrangement by Terence Blanchard
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Almost excellent.
7 September 2009 | by (Moscow,Russia) – See all my reviews

I don't know why everyone here keeps telling that this movie is bad, because it's definitely rather good. Only thing to take out of plot was mas execution of civilians which I couldn't take and just pressed "skip the scene". From the very beginning, where troops advancing to enemy lines got under artillery and machine-gun fire dialogs are interesting and realistic, let alone so called hook from first minutes where black postman kills his customer for no apparent reason. It cost $45M to produce and true that commercially it has become a screw up but not everything revolves around money. I say it has no major faults in plot, definitely no more than any other picture does. And that story with Italian girl - Renata was her name, all is fair in love and war. Definitely worth seeing. Comparison to Save Private Ryan is not applicable.


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