R | | Drama, War
A law student becomes a lieutenant during World War II, is captured and asked to defend a black prisoner of war falsely accused of murder.
After working with Bruce Willis on this film, Director Gregory Hoblit has officially worked with Willis and Oscar Winner Denzel Washington who had worked together on "The Siege" in 1998, the same year that "Fallen" which was directed by Hoblit and starred Washington was released by Warner Bros.
Col. Werner Visser:
Strange thing about war wounds- the older you get, the less proud of them you become.
At the start of the movie the date is given as 16 December 1944, the day that the German Ardennes Counter-Offensive (aka The Battle of the Bulge) began. When Hart crashes his jeep as he speeds away from the MPs, he ends up in a gully with a large number of dead American soldiers. A road sign seen earlier in the scene indicates that this is supposed to be the men from the infamous Malmedy Massacre. Those murders of POW's didn't happen until 17 December 1944, the day after the battle began.
$7,771,753 17 February 2002