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.
The siege in the village of Ramelle was filmed on a set created on a disused airfield in Hatfield, England. The bridge so valiantly defended actually crosses a three foot deep canal created for the movie. Earlier scenes in the village of ... ...
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In the last battle scene, Jackson is in the church tower and signals to Miller the direction, number of Panzer and Tiger tanks and troop strength approach. The first time he relays the signals, with Miller voicing what they mean, Jackson, among other signals, points five fingers down to indicate 50 troops and Miller says "50". The next time, Jackson tells of the approach of a flanking attack, uses the exact same number of fingers and signs and Miller says "30". Either Jackson got it wrong, Miller got it wrong or it was just an indication of the stress of battle.
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
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$30,576,104 (USA) (26 July 1998)
$216,540,909 (USA) (15 June 2012)
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