PG-13 | | Drama, History, Thriller
A dramatization of the 20 July assassination and political coup plot by desperate renegade German Army officers against Hitler during World War II.
The film was originally scheduled for release on August 8, 2008, then moved up to June 27, 2008. The producer couldn't find a suitable location for the battle sequence in which Claus Schenk Graf von Stauffenberg loses his eye and hand, halting production and moving release to ... ...
soldiers in unison:
I swear by God this sacred oath: That I shall render unconditional obedience to Adolf Hitler, Fuhrer of the German Reich and people, Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, and that I shall at all times be ready, as a brave soldier, to give my life ...
The opening scenes show Hitler arrive in a Junkers-52 airplane. However his personal "Füherflugzeug" (eg. leaders plane) was a modified version of the Focke-Wulf-200. This plane has four engines and a higher range compared to the Junkers shown in the movie.
$21,027,007 (USA) (26 December 2008)
$83,077,470 (USA) (10 April 2009)
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