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Saints and soldiers, Excel Entertainment Group ; Go Films presents ; a Medal of Honor production ; director, Ryan Little ; producers, Adam Abel, Ryan Little ; original story, Geoffrey Panos ; screenwriters, Geoffrey Panos, Matt Whitaker

Label
Saints and soldiers, Excel Entertainment Group ; Go Films presents ; a Medal of Honor production ; director, Ryan Little ; producers, Adam Abel, Ryan Little ; original story, Geoffrey Panos ; screenwriters, Geoffrey Panos, Matt Whitaker
Language
eng
Characteristic
videorecording
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Rated PG-13 for war violence and related images
Main title
Saints and soldiers
Medium
videorecording
Responsibility statement
Excel Entertainment Group ; Go Films presents ; a Medal of Honor production ; director, Ryan Little ; producers, Adam Abel, Ryan Little ; original story, Geoffrey Panos ; screenwriters, Geoffrey Panos, Matt Whitaker
Runtime
90
Summary
Based on actual WWII events, the film is set in December 1944 near Malmedy, Belgium, when advancing German troops kill over 70 unarmed American prisoners of war, an event known as the Malmedy Massacre. The four men who manage to escape into the Ardennes are a cross section of war-movie archetypes: a tough-talking sergeant; a devout, soft-spoken sharpshooter; a wisecracking medic from Brooklyn; and a blundering Cajun country boy. When a stranded R.A.F. pilot drops in by parachute, the stakes are raised: the Brit is in possession of German military intelligence that could save thousands of American lives. With a single rifle among them, no food, and a strained camaraderie, this tiny band must take on the unforgiving winter and a forest filled with enemy troops to fight their way back to Allied lines. An old-fashioned war picture, unambivalent in its portrait of war as a necessity and the heroism of self-sacrifice
Table Of Contents
The Malmedy massacre -- Behind the lines -- Dinner with the enemy -- Crucial information -- Mission to Manhay -- "I should be home" -- "What's your secret?" -- Deacon's ghosts -- Life after death -- Refuge from the storm -- An old German friend -- Making a trade -- The enemy strikes -- One last breath -- Going home -- Closing credits
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Classification
Director
resource.screenwriter