PG-13 | | Comedy, Drama, History
An unlikely World War II platoon is tasked to rescue art masterpieces from Nazi thieves and return them to their owners.
When Frank Stokes (Clooney) stops his friend Sam Epstein (Leonidas) he is driving a Volkswagen Kübelwagen (courier car) which is the predecessor to the Volkswagen Thing (America 73 & 74) which was popular world wide from 1963 to 1983.
Stop, stop. Stop. I seem to have stepped on a land mine... of some sort.
Frank Stokes: Why d'you do something like that?
James Granger: It was a slow day.
Frank Stokes: Well, I wouldn't move.
James Granger: I'd like to at some point.
The "Nero Decree" issued by Adolf Hitler on 19 March 1945, never mentioned "archives and art". In the movie, however, when Stokes reads the decree aloud, he lists "archives and art" among the things set to be destroyed.
At the beginning of the end credits there are black and white photos of the real Monuments Men with some of the art they saved.
English, German, Russian, French, Flemish, Dutch
$22,003,433 9 February 2014