R | | Action, Drama, War
A grizzled tank commander makes tough decisions as he and his crew fight their way across Germany in April, 1945.
At 50, Brad Pitt is considerably older than the average WWII NCO (non-commissioned officer), who likely would have been in his mid 20s to early 30s. Considering his age, choice of sidearm, and long service record mentioned in the film, it's entirely possible that his character is a WWI veteran. It would also explain why his character knew German before the war started. However, the scene where the tank drives past an entire German town on fire originally ran longer, and had Pitt's character explaining that his mother originally came from a small German town, not unlike the one they are just passing. This would imply he learned German from his mother,
Grady 'Coon-Ass' Travis:
Like that mothafuckers!
In the beginning of the film, the camera sweeps across the inside of the tank. The cowgirl pinup poster shown is "Come And Get It," created by Gil Elvgren in 1959.
Real Word War II archive footage is shown during the first part of the end credits.
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