R | | Adventure, Drama, War
In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.
An early iteration of the project, when Quentin Tarantino first conceived the idea, was rumored to include Sylvester Stallone as Aldo Raine, Bruce Willis as Donny Donowitz, and Arnold Schwarzenegger as Hugo Stiglitz.
Col. Hans Landa:
I did have something else I wanted to ask you, but right now, for the life of me, I can't remember what it is. Oh, well, must not have been important. Till tonight.
At the end of the movie, Colonel Landa requests the "Congressional Medal of Honor" for himself and the surviving members of the "Inglorious Basterds," However, there is no such award; it is simply the "Medal of Honor." The confusion comes about since it is awarded by the President "in the name of Congress", but the correct terminology is the "Medal of Honor."
Both the opening and closing credits change fonts numerous times, displaying typefaces seen in a variety of earlier and subsequent Tarantino films.
In the German version, the French dialogs referring to English language ("anglais") have been re-dubbed to refer to German ("allemand"), as English dialogs have been dubbed into German. Also, in the scene with Private Butz the translations from German into English and vice versa have been re-dubbed into ironic comments by Wilhelm Wicki (which would not make sense otherwise, as both Aldo Raine and Pvt. Butz are talking German in the German dub).
English, German, French, Italian
£3,596,415 (UK) (21 August 2009)
$120,540,719 (USA) (17 December 2009)