Four American soldiers and one Brit fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.


Ryan Little


Geoffrey Panos (original story), Geoffrey Panos (screenwriter) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Corbin Allred ... Corporal 'Deacon' Greer
Alexander Polinsky ... Medic Steven Gould (as Alexander Niver)
Kirby Heyborne ... Flight Sergeant Oberon Winley
Larry Bagby ... Private Shirl Kendrick (as Lawrence Bagby)
Peter Holden ... Sergeant Gordon Gunderson
Ethan Vincent ... Rudolph 'Rudi' Gertz
Melinda Renee ... Catherine Theary
Ruby Chase Ruby Chase ... Sophie Theary (as Ruby Chase O'Neil)
Jeff Birk Jeff Birk ... Radio Announcer
Benjamin Gourley ... Private McKinley (as Ben Gourley)
Tane Williams Tane Williams ... Injured One-Armed Soldier
Randy Beard Randy Beard ... German Officer #1
Curt Doussett ... German Soldier #1
Michael Buster Michael Buster ... German Soldier #2
M. Casey Reeves M. Casey Reeves ... Weeping Soldier


After surviving a massacre in Malmedy, a location behind the German army in Europe, four American soldiers with only one weapon rescue the British pilot Oberon Winley (Kirby Heyborn) in a tree and they move together, trying to reach the allied forces and save a great number of allied soldiers from a German attack with the information got by Winley in his flight. While marching, each soldier discloses inner secrets to the rest of the group. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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There is a time for heroes See more »


Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for war violence and related images | See all certifications »

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Did You Know?


Over 100 war re-enactors volunteered to participate in filming, lying in the snow for hours at a time. See more »


When the German halftrack shows up at Catrine's, the German soldier she offers the bread to is carrying a pistol that is later referred to as a "Luger". It is not a Luger but is in fact a Walther P-38. See more »


[first lines]
Radio Announcer: This is Armed Forces Radio, reporting from London. Today Supreme Allied Headquarters reported American combat troops and aircraft have completely routed the attacking German army at the Ardennes front.
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Featured in The 20th IFP Independent Spirit Awards (2005) See more »


Performed by JoAnn Ottley
JOANN OTTLEY: Retrospective
1999 Tantara Records
Used by permissionn
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Accent problem
6 April 2007 | by bernard-17See all my reviews

I really enjoyed the film and it gave a different slant to the Malmedy massacre which took place in 1944. The snow scenes gave the film a great atmosphere. Most of the actors played excellent parts, the plot involving a group of American GIs coming across an English (RAF) pilot. One problem was Kirby Heyborne. If I came across Kirby Heyborne's as "Englishman" during World War II I would be tempted to shoot him as a German spy. His accent is dreadful and certainly not English. At times he was a comic opera Englishman and next an American. Was an English actor, living in the United States, not available to play this important part? It would have made a big difference to the film.

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Release Date:

25 March 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Saints of War See more »

Filming Locations:

Alpine, Utah, USA See more »


Box Office


$780,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$129,056, 8 August 2004

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Sound Mix:

DTS (DTS-HD 5.1)| Dolby Digital (5.1 surround)



Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1 / (high definition)
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