April, 1945. As the Allies make their final push in the European Theatre, a battle-hardened Army sergeant named Wardaddy commands a Sherman tank and his five-man crew on a deadly mission behind enemy lines. Outnumbered, out-gunned, and with a rookie soldier thrust into their platoon, Wardaddy and his men face overwhelming odds in their heroic attempts to strike at the heart of Nazi Germany.Written by
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The final battle was likely based on the action for which US soldier and later actor Audie Murphy earned hisMedal of Honor in WW 2. Murphy and his platoon beat off several attacks by a much larger formation of German tanks and infantry. Toward the end of the action, Murphy acting virtually alone repulsed the final German assaults using the 50 caliber machine gun on a US Tank Destroyer that had otherwise been knocked out earlier in the action. See more »
When the tank column leaves camp, Wardaddy, Grady and Bible talk are on the top turret, discussing whether or not "Jesus loves Hitler". Wardaddy's goggles go from tilted on his helmet to straight several times. See more »
Boyd 'Bible' Swan:
[kneeling over a gravely-wounded soldier]
You're all right. Close your eyes, son. Close your eyes, son. Do you believe in Jesus?
Boyd 'Bible' Swan:
You're all right, then... you're all right, then. I'm gonna pray with you, now. Our Father, Lord in Heaven, hallowed be Thy name. Thy kingdom come, They will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us. Lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from ...
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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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