1945, in the World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' ...
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1945, in the World War II Germany, the tough Sergeant Don 'Wardaddy' Collier commands a tank and survives a German attack with his veteran crew composed of Boyd 'Bible' Swan, Trini 'Gordo' Garcia and Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis. He receives a rookie soldier Norman Ellison as the substitute for his deceased gunner and he tries to harden the youth along the way. Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
To avoid putting undue stress on the tanks, fiberglass replicas of the upper hulls of Fury and the Tiger were made, and mounted on the chassis of modern tracked vehicles. The images of the lower hulls and running gear were green-screened in. See more »
After the tank column is ambushed, the lead tank is engulfed in flames and Wardaddy is slapping Norman for "not taking the shot" Since at this moment they had not engaged the enemy all tanks would be loaded with gas and ammunition and there should have been a fear of explosion of at least the ammo on the lead tank "Cooking off" or exploding. See more »
When one watches this movie you need to keep in mind that not all war movies are the same and the focus of the movie depends on who made the movie, how it was made and who is watching it? Make sense...of course not but in a nutshell keep an open mind. Is it about war? Yes some of it is. It is about bonding and camaraderie? Yes of course, it highlights strained relationships in very stressful and violent situations. I enjoyed the movie and being ex military in the 3rd Armour Division you do tend to pick things out BUT I could do that in just about any military movie I have seen especially from WWII to date. Without being too specific I spotted armor and infantry tactical strategies which confused me a bit but other than that I did enjoy this movie. War is ugly and this movie does not miss that point.
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