R | | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
There was a real unit known as "Masters' Bastards" in World War II. Apart from the obvious rhyming, they earned the name due in part to their fearsome reputation against the Japanese, much like the fictional 'Basterds' in Europe.
Lt. Aldo Raine:
You know, where I'm from...
Col. Hans Landa: Yeah, where is that, exactly?
Lt. Aldo Raine: Maynardville, Tennessee.
Lt. Aldo Raine: I've done my share of bootlegging. Up 'ere, if you engage in what the federal government calls 'illegal activity,' but what we call 'just a man tryin' to make a livin...
Many of the subtitling "errors", such as "Merci" instead of "Thank You", are intentional, given that these phrases are interchangeable and can be understood without English translation.
The film uses the 1963-1990 Universal Pictures logo.
English, German, French, Italian
£3,596,415 (UK) (21 August 2009)
$120,523,073 (USA) (11 December 2009)
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