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Company of Heroes (2013)

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American soldiers lost behind enemy lines during the WWII make a horrific discovery: Hitler has a super bomb in development. Against all odds, they set out to find the scientist in charge of the program who is looking to defect.

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Don Michael Paul

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David Reed (screenplay by), Danny Bilson (story by) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Tom Sizemore ... Dean Ranson
Chad Michael Collins ... Nate
Vinnie Jones ... Brent Willoughby
Dimitri Diatchenko ... Ivan Puzharski
Neal McDonough ... Lt. Joe Conti
Jürgen Prochnow ... Luca Gruenewald
Melia Kreiling ... Kestrel
Richard Sammel ... Beimier
Philip Rham Philip Rham ... Lt.Schott
Alastair Mackenzie ... Chambliss
Peter Ladjev Peter Ladjev ... Ricky Rizzo
Ivo Arakov ... Johnny Lewis
Atanas Srebrev ... O.S.S Officer
Zara Dimitrova Zara Dimitrova ... Coat Check Girl
Hristo Balabanov Hristo Balabanov ... Nazi Guard
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Storyline

During the last major German offensive of World War II, a company of American soldiers is lost behind enemy lines during the Battle of the Bulge and they make a horrific discovery - Hitler has a super bomb in development. The soldiers soon learn about a secret allied mission to retrieve a defecting German scientist in charge of a Hitler's weapons program. Faced with impossible odds, the company and an escaping POW go on a daring raid into the heart of Nazi Germany in pursuit of the scientist. Written by Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Action | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for bloody war violence throughout, some language and brief nudity | See all certifications »

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Trivia

When the company escapes from the nuclear facility in Stuttgart they shoot at the German soldiers. One, being hit, is falling from a pipeline and screaming the "Wilhelm Scream". See more »

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When en route to bomb the factory, a B-17 pilot radios that he has his target 'locked'. There were no electronic systems capable of locking on to targets in the 1940s. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Joe Conti: [after Nate wakes up at the hospital] My name is Lieutenant Conti... and I have with me a letter from our division commander. It's of highest importance. "No words could express how grateful we are... for what you and your squad were able to accomplish, given the circumstances. Today, we are truly in the company of heroes." Now, the device that you brought back... that was the very definition of priceless. And I promise you this: History will prove that it was worth every life lost in its ...
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Soundtracks

Le Veau D'or
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Composed by Charles Gounod
Lyrics by Julies Barier and Michel Carré
Performed by Alexander Nossikoff
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Could have been much better with simple Director changes
15 February 2013 | by Sharpe528See all my reviews

On viewing this film I was excited by the cast. As a fan of both Saving Private Ryan and Band of Brothers seeing cast members from both made me giddy with anticipation on watching the film.

All in all the film story is quite good - I liked it. The acting is fine on most parts as you would expect from the cast - lets face it, several of the cast crew are more than qualified to fulfil their roles.

I cannot believe the annoyance allowed to be taken over by this film by the dull and out of place sound effects and music - music being my main gripe. What on earth was the sound production crew doing? If you watch any good war film dating back to the 40's the music is not the bug of any film, until I saw this. There was absolutely no need for the music over the scenes, it made the film feel cheap (OK it is low budget) where no music would had made it feel realistic. The sounds of tank movements, back ground noise, shots, explosions would have made this film feel 200 times better rather than the music. Why? The sound effects ruin the picture and atmosphere.

In general, the effects on video are OK. If there was a way to improve this picture just leave the voices in, delete pretty much all music and replace with sound effects. Score would then be an 8/10 (for a low budget film).

I am at a loss why the hell the director commissioned the music.

This could probably be sorted with someone with skill re-recording the sound. It takes away "the edge".


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

26 February 2013 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Company of Heroes See more »

Filming Locations:

Sofia, Bulgaria

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Destination Films See more »
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