The Big Red One (1980)

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A hardened sergeant and the four core members of his infantry unit try to survive World War II as they move from battle to battle throughout Europe.




  • Lee Marvin in The Big Red One (1980)
  • Lee Marvin in The Big Red One (1980)
  • Lee Marvin in The Big Red One (1980)
  • Samuel Fuller in The Big Red One (1980)
  • Lee Marvin in The Big Red One (1980)
  • Robert Carradine in The Big Red One (1980)

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Samuel Fuller


Samuel Fuller

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29 May 2001 | gazineo-1
| The Loneliness of War
Penetrating, outstanding war drama that depicts, with care and well constructed plot divided in many simultaneous dramas, the lives, hopes, sorrows and, before all, the profound loneliness of a group of young and inexperient soldiers in the WW2 and the friendship and deep respect between them and their old and calused sergeant, a superb performance by Martin.

Maybe the movie is too overlong which reduces its impact but it's extremely rewarding to see this one.

I give this a 7 (seven).

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Release Date:

18 July 1980


English, French, Italian, German

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$4,500,000 (estimated)

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