Five American soldiers fighting in Europe during World War II struggle to return to Allied territory after being separated from U.S. forces during the historic Malmedy Massacre.
|Release Date||:||September 11, 2003|
|Genres||:||Action, Adventure, Drama, History, War|
|Production Company||:||Excel Entertainment|
|Production Countries||:||United States of America|
|Writers||:||Geoffrey Panos, Matt Whitaker|
|Casts||:||Larry Bagby, Alexander Polinsky, Kirby Heyborne, Corbin Allred, Ethan Vincent, Melinda Renee, Ruby Chase O'Neil, Jeff Birk, Ben Gourley, Chris Clark, M. Casey Reeves, Curt Dousett, Michael Buster, Randy Beard, Tane Williams, Christian Lee, Philip Malzl, Christian Malzl, Dawn Graham, Peter Holden|
|Plot Keywords||:||winter, belgium, world war ii, nazis, bravery, ardennen, slaughter, nazi germany, soldier|
My wife and I go out to see a movie every Friday night. Some nights, I'll tell you, the Picken's Is Slim, as they were when we saw this film about six months ago (if memory serves). I'd never heard of it. She didn't want to see any more war films since that miserable, over-hyped "Pearl Harbor" with the lame love story thrown into the mix. (Cuba Gooding was the only good part in the movie, and, shock! His character's part really happened, too! Hollywood take note!) To tell you the truth, we nearly went to rent something to watch at home, but as we left, we heard a guy in line talking excitedly about how he'd seen it three times, and loved it. What the heck. We got back in line. Their popcorn is better than ours. We went in, not expecting much of anything.
I'll tell you, we were blown away. I came on this site tonight because I've been meaning to write and tell everybody to go see this little film that only ran a week in our local theater. (Buy the DVD!) I have read every comment on this site, and have to LOL at the comments about Mormons. What Mormons? I never even knew it was Mormons until I read it tonight on this site! And so what? It happened to a Mormon guy. It was his story. You expect Catholics to tell it? The other complaints about the story being predictable...what? It sure got us! It was a true story. Don't you get it? If it's true, you can't change what really happened--and what happened was humanity showing it's face. It was right winning out over allegiance.
I'm looking forward to the DVD coming out. I'm getting it and showing it to all my friends. This is film-making the way it should be done. We want to see it more of it.