R | | Drama, War
Following the Normandy Landings, a group of U.S. soldiers go behind enemy lines to retrieve a paratrooper whose brothers have been killed in action.
For the demise of Private Fallon, stuntman Marc Cass performed an industry first; a sideward air-ram explosion which propelled his character through a glass window. No wires were used for the stunt.
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In the beginning of the movie when attacking the German pillbox. The Germans are running out of the pill box there are no muzzle flashes seen from the American rifles, though they fire several rounds, and the rifles seem to recoil as if fired. This is not necessarily incorrect. Contrary to what movies almost invariable show, not every shot from every weapon produces a noticeable muzzle flash. A modern rifle (such as the World War II M1) with appropriate ammunition, will not normally have a flash.
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$30,576,104 (USA) (26 July 1998)
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