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.
The name of Brad Pitt's character, Lieutenant Aldo Raine, is an homage to both the actor and World War II veteran Aldo Ray, and a character from Rolling Thunder (1977), Charles Rane (played by William Devane). One of the casting directors, Johanna Ray, is Aldo Ray's ex-wife.
Col. Hans Landa:
You've had a nice long run, Aldo. Alas, you're now in the hands of the SS.
Col. Hans Landa: My hands, to be exact. And they've been waiting a long time to touch you.
Col. Hans Landa: Caught you flinching.
Lt Hicox said prior to the war he wrote a book about the film director Georg Wilhelm Pabst, who described as being German. If Hicox really wrote Pabst's biography, he would know that Pabst was Austrian.
Both the opening and closing credits change fonts numerous times, displaying typefaces seen in a variety of earlier and subsequent Tarantino films.
English, German, French, Italian
£3,596,415 (UK) (21 August 2009)
$120,523,073 (USA) (11 December 2009)
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