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.
During the landings at Normandy, many DUKW amphibious trucks were used in the actual operation. However, because of the late change of location from the UK to Ireland, agreement could not be reached in time with the supplier of the many DUKWs required for the film. Hence, there are no DUKWs displayed in the picture.
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In the end scene, after the final battle, Reiben is seen calling for a medic to assist Miller. When he gets up to go and find a medic, he picks up his BAR by the barrel. Having just fought in a fairly long action with a high rate of fire, his BAR barrel would be far too hot to touch, let alone pick the rifle up by. It would take 15 or 20 mins for it to cool down enough to handle. He should have picked it up by the foregrip (The wooden bit under the barrel).
There are no opening credits after the title is shown.
German television-version is heavily cut, missing most of the violence particularly during the landing-scene at the beginning of the film.
English, French, German, Czech
$30,576,104 (USA) (26 July 1998)
$216,540,909 (USA) (15 June 2012)