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.
According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, the service number given by Lieutenant Hart (1841287) was issued in 1952 to a Korean War veteran named Carlos Armendariz and was not in fact issued to any officer during World War II.
Col. Werner Visser:
You know sometimes I think your Lieutenant Scott might have been better off in Alabama. Lynchings are over
Col. Werner Visser: in minutes. The kind of justice he's suffering here is far crueler.
Near the end of the movie when the Kommandant is heading out of the barracks are to return to his office, the German soldier salutes him with an American salute instead of a Nazi one.
$7,771,753 17 February 2002