On the eve of D-Day, the 5th of June, 1944, several American paratroopers are dropped behind enemy lines to carry out a mission crucial to the invasion's success: destroy a radio tower built in a little castle of an old French town that the Third Reich uses for communication between Berlin and Normandy beaches' bunkers. Due to the intense enemy fire, the planes are shot down and most soldiers die in the landing or are killed by the Nazis' night patrols after they land. However, a private named Ed Boyce survives to find Corporal Ford, a last-minute incorporation from Italy and a veteran expert in bombs and explosives, rogue sniper Tibbet, war photographer Chase, and finally private Dawson. After they watch the killing of their superior Sargeant Eldson by a Nazi night patrol, Ford becomes leader of the group and they try to get the town with the tower in order to complete the mission. In the forest close to the town they meet Chloe, a villager who assists the soldiers in her home with ...Written by
The "clickers" used by the squad after landing in France were called Crickets. Only the 101st Airborne Division was equipped with Crickets, and only the paratroopers of the division received it a few days before June 6, 1944. See more »
The only African-American airborne outfit was the 555th Parachute Infantry Battalion (Triple Nickels). Although the unit was ready for combat, it came close to being used in the Battle of the Bulge but that crisis passed and the unit never went overseas or saw combat. See more »
[shows Wafner the blood-filled syringe]
What is this?
Our greatest achievement. With it, we create super-Nazis; A thousand year army and it's thousand year soldiers.
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After the film was given the restricted R18+ rating in Australia, Paramount Pictures decided to edit out almost 1 minute of footage to lessen the violence for the cinema version. The subsequent re-submission got the film a more accessible MA15+ rating. Although this version never ended up getting released due to Paramount Pictures changing their minds to instead give the original R18+ rated cut to cinemas. See more »
The protagonist was SO irritatingly "good" and moral and even though you may think, it's a guy who has never been to war, his actions and attitude in all of the movie are so idiotic, maybe you needed a guy to be like him to make the plot evolve, but this guy's way of always trying to do "the right thing" in the most nagging way ruined (at least for me) what it was supposed to be just a fun zombie-nazi movie.
Appart from that, it's not that bad, it was fun to watch
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