R | | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
This film was pitted against The Thin Red Line (1998) at the Oscars and amongst war movie buffs. This was more a function of marketing than anything else as the Thin Red Line was significantly slower paced and more philosophical as compared to ... ...
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When Upham and Mellish are conversing before the fight at Ramelle, Mellish is seen placing Mk. 2 Pineapple grenades into Upham's helmet. The "spoon" on the grenades does not look to be the correct type. The ones in the film appear to be modern, folded, sheet metal painted dark green; World War II era ones are a simple piece of stamped, sheet steel. The modern ones are angular while World War II ones have a slight curve.
The DreamWorks and Paramount logos play in complete silence.
English, French, German, Czech
$30,576,104 (USA) (26 July 1998)
$216,540,909 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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