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All Quiet on the Western Front (1979)

Not Rated | | Drama, War | TV Movie 14 November 1979
A young soldier faces profound disillusionment in the soul-destroying horror of World War I.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Paul Baumer
... Stanislaus Katczinsky
... Kantorek
... Himmelstoss
... Paul's Mother
Paul Mark Elliott ... Josef Behm (as Mark Elliott)
... Albert Kropp (as Dai Bradley)
Matthew Evans ... Friedrich Muller (as Mathew Evans)
George Winter ... Franz Kemmerich
... Peter Leer
Mark Drewry ... Tjaden
Colin Mayes ... Westhus
... Detering
... Paul's Father
Katerina Lírová ... Paul's Sister
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Paul Baumer is a young German who, along with his graduating high school classmates, enlist in the German Imperial Army during the First World War. Originally thinking war would be a great adventure, Paul and his friends discover exactly the opposite as the war drags on and one by one the members of the class are killed in action until only Paul remains. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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They left for war as Boys, never to return as men.

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When Paul Baumer and his classmates march into the barracks after their joining the German Army, they are heard singing. This song is an English version of the World War I (German) Patriotic song "Die Wacht am Rhein". The movie version of the lyrics, as performed in English, is not the correct one however. See more »

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When Paul Baumer returns home on leave, and hugs his sister, the straps of a modern bra can be seen showing through her blouse. See more »

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Paul Baumer: [to a dying Frenchman] If we threw away the guns, the grenades - we could have been brothers, but they never want us to know that.
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Not a remake, it is its own story.
13 December 2003 | by See all my reviews

Many people make the mistake of thinking of this movie as a remake of the 1930 film classic. In reality, both movies are a visual telling of the 1929 novel by the same name; at different points in time. This 1979 film is just a retelling of that story, and it's obvious from its differences from the 1930 film. Personally I like this version better...it's not overacted, it was filmed on location, it has a musical score, and it has a feeling of reality to it that the 1930 film just doesn't seem to have. No matter how many times I've watched it, the end always leaves me feeling as if I had been a part of the story and its effects linger with my being. Thanks Richard Thomas and crew


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