Approved | | Action, Drama, War
An American colonel who has never been in combat is assigned to create a special forces unit from Canadian Army troops and a ragtag group of U.S. Army misfits.
On February 5 2015, surviving members of the "Black Devils" upon which this movie was based--all in their 90s--received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award, for their service in WWII.
Pvt. Billy 'Bronc' Guthrie:
One of them's a frog, boys. Why don't you say something, froggy!
Pvt. Henri Laurent: Merde.
Pvt. Rockwell 'Rocky' Rockman: What the hell does that mean?
Cpl. Wilfrid Peacock: To most people, it's an insult. But to you, I'd say it's a compliment.
When the Canadians first arrive preceded by a pipe band, at one point the drummers cease drumming but the sound of drums continues on the soundtrack.
The copyright date in the opening credits is MCMXLVIII, which would be 1948, not 1968, when the film was actually produced.
The TV version of the film plays with subtitles for the Germans; the video version dosen't include subtitles.
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