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.
This film resurrected Ted Danson's career as Cheers (1982) had been off the air for nearly a decade but he had been in a number of commercial and critical flops since then. his short cameo appearance proved he could do drama every bit as well as comedy and he's worked steadily ever since.
LCVP pilot: CLEAR THE RAMP! THIRTY SECONDS! GOD BE WITH YA!
When Capt. Miller is firing his M1911 pistol at the advancing German tank on the bridge, after his second shot, the slide locks halfway open, indicating a stovepipe or similar jam, but he continues firing without clearing it.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
In the German-dubbed version of the movie, they were unsure how to distinguish dialog between the German and the American soldiers, since they would all be speaking German. In the end, they decided to address all the American soldiers by their English titles, such as "Sergeant" and "Captain".
English, French, German, Czech
$30,576,104 (USA) (26 July 1998)
$216,540,909 (USA) (15 June 2012)