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.
This movie has some of Utah's most famous boxers. Gene Fullmer who was a world Middleweight champion famous for beating Sugar Ray Robinson twice. Gene's brother Don who was an American Middleweight Champion, and Rex Layne who once challenged Rocky ... ...
Pvt. Henri Laurent:
"Oh, merde, there goes my chance to be a daddy!"
Pvt. Hubert Hixon: "Don't worry about it, Frog..."
Major Crown informs Colonel Frederick that he and many of the Canadians fought at Dunkirk. In fact only one Canadian battalion of the Hastings and Prince Edward Regiment served in France (not the PPCLI as seen in the film.) It was part of the 2nd British Expeditionary Force and never reached as far east as Dunkirk but was evacuated in Operation Ariel through Brest. While it is possible Crown and a few men might have served directly with the British, the claim that many of the Canadians were at Dunkirk is improbable.
The copyright date in the opening credits is MCMXLVIII, which would be 1948, not 1968, when the film was actually produced.
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