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.
At the rally point, Wade tells Reiben to smell a wounded trooper's leg to find out if it's "south of cheese" which means its a sign of serious infection.at that point it would need to be surgically debrided along with antibiotics. Given the timeframe and their location, he'd probably be looking at amputation or death. in WWII the supply of penicillin was low, so they often gave soldiers para-aminohippurate (PAH) along with penicillin. PAH competes for the same transporters in the kidney to clear the body, so by giving PAH it takes up the transporters and lets penicillin circulate longer in the body thereby prolonging its effects.
LCVP pilot: CLEAR THE RAMP! THIRTY SECONDS! GOD BE WITH YA!
Some of the ammunition cans were made after World War II; they have smooth sides instead of a recessed border and "low area."
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
Differences between theatrical version vs. DVD
English, French, German, Czech
$30,576,104 (USA) (26 July 1998)
$216,540,909 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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