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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.

Director:

Delbert Mann

Writers:

Paul Monash (screenplay), Erich Maria Remarque (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Richard Thomas ... Paul Baumer
Ernest Borgnine ... Stanislaus Katczinsky
Donald Pleasence ... Kantorek
Ian Holm ... Himmelstoss
Patricia Neal ... Paul's Mother
Paul Mark Elliott Paul Mark Elliott ... Josef Behm (as Mark Elliott)
David Bradley ... Albert Kropp (as Dai Bradley)
Matthew Evans Matthew Evans ... Friedrich Muller (as Mathew Evans)
George Winter George Winter ... Franz Kemmerich
Dominic Jephcott ... Peter Leer
Mark Drewry Mark Drewry ... Tjaden
Colin Mayes Colin Mayes ... Westhus
Ewan Stewart ... Detering
Michael Sheard ... Paul's Father
Katerina Lírová Katerina Lírová ... Paul's Sister
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Storyline

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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Drama | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 November 1979 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

All Quiet on the Western Front See more »

Filming Locations:

Czech Republic See more »

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(DVD) | (1980 cut) | (Uncut Edition)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

In the scene of Kaiser Wilhelm pinning medals on the soldiers, the Kaiser uses only his right arm and hand, while an aide holds the soldiers' tunics - a nice historically accurate detail, since the real Kaiser Wilhelm had a stunted and withered left arm that was virtually useless. See more »

Goofs

All of the German infantry men use "Y-strap" leather equipment suspenders, which are a 1930s-40s German World War II infantryman's item. See more »

Quotes

Muller: Himmelstoss...there's a latrine down the road. Why don't you go take a jump?
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Alternate Versions

The DVD release is the edited version which was shown in European theaters in the early 80s. Approximately 20 minutes of footage was cut from the original Hallmark Hall of Fame production which aired on American TV in 1979, including two scenes immediately following the award ceremony: the soldiers discuss the causes of the war in their billet while Himmelstoss listens in icy silence, and Paul and his friends admire and make lewd comments about a pretty girl on a theater poster. Also, the scene of Paul carrying the wounded Kat to the dressing station is greatly reduced, eliminating the rest stop and conversation in which Paul tries to give Kat his address. See more »

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Version of All Quiet on the Western Front (1930) See more »

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A Double Rarity: A Good Remake & A Good Made For TV Movie
20 June 2006 | by Wayner50See all my reviews

This version may not be as good as its great predecessor, but it's definitely a fine show on its own. Richard Thomas is very good, if about ten years too old, as the central character, Paul Baumer, who grows from glory seeking school boy to crusty veteran to, finally disillusioned, weary, almost hopeless pawn. Ernest Borgnine is terrific as Kat, the cagey survivor, who takes the youngsters under his wing, teaching them ways to make trench warfare almost tolerable. Ian Holm has a nice turn as Paul's town's postman turned training NCO, who later is transferred to the trenches. The great actress, Patricia Neal, shines in a cameo as Paul's mother. Donald Pleasance is excellent as Paul's patriotic teacher who exhorts Paul and his classmates to enlist. Gradually the grinding attrition of war eliminates Paul's classmates and the old sweats, until the famous final scene, when so little happened that day that the war entry was "All quiet on the Western Front." Most of the scenes in the original are presented here, a few additions and a couple deletions. The color cinematography is nicely done. Well worth a look as either a comparison or companion to the 1930 original.


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