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Everyman's War (2009)

Not Rated  |   |  Biography, Drama, War  |  22 May 2009 (USA)
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The true story of Don Smith's heroic experience at the Battle of the Bulge while with the 94th Infantry.

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Pvt. Fuller
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Pvt. Heinrich
Lee Selmyhr ...
Stacie Scales ...
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Brandon Smith ...
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Mary Anne Ward ...
Fuller's Mother
Kaylee Holmes ...
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Terry Ward ...
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Judd Eustice ...
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Bruce M. Fischer ...
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Kelly Jo Horton ...
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As the seasoned infantry and tank units of the German 11th Panzer "Ghost" division move silently into position on the snow covered hills around Nennig Germany ,a battle weary GI and his unit stand ready to defend the small town, a key position in the Allied advance to win the war. Outgunned and outnumbered, S/ Sgt Don Smith struggles to find hope and courage against overwhelming odds in one of the decisive confrontations in the "Battle of the Bulge" during WWII. His squad of GI's of the 94th Infantry Division lay dug in on the ridge-line outside of town. No one in high command believed that German forces would attack in the sub zero temperatures and near blizzard conditions. As the pre-dawn attack comes, with communications down Sgt. Smith is left with no choice but to make his way through enemy fire, unarmed and wounded, into town and warn of the coming attack. Based on actual accounts "Everyman's War" explores the heroic events of this decorated veterans courage and the struggle ... Written by Anonymous

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Everyman's War - Hölle in den Ardennen  »

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World War 2 from a smaller perspective
8 May 2010 | by (Los Angeles, CA) – See all my reviews

From working in Hollywood, I'm use to seeing every kind of movie, from student films to big Hollywood blockbusters. Everyone wants their opinion on how a script should be written and what will draw an audience in. Refreshingly this movie doesn't fit any stereotype. While not a movie with a huge plot (ex: we must take this outpost or the world will end!) it focuses on one man's personal experience of what it was like being an infantry soldier in World War 2... and for once, the story is true.

Based on the real life experience of Don Smith (the director's father) we get to see first hand what it was like for the "every man." Having to leave your family and loved ones... facing a fear of death on a daily basis and the human emotions and relationships that go hand in hand with fighting for your life. For an independent movie, this film has good production value and remembers and honors every soldier, no matter how small their role was in history.


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