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 highest grossing film of 1998 in the United States. It was also the last R-rated film to lead the yearly box office until American Sniper (2014), which coincidentally, also had a military theme.
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The comment that the Air Force was the Army Air Corps during WWII is incorrect. The AAC ceased to exist in June 1941, when the Air Corps was separated from the Army ground forces and established as the United States Army Air Force. It was called simply the Air Force for the duration of the war.
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)
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