Cross of Iron

(1977)

Overview

It is 1943, and the German army, ravaged and demoralised, are hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of all this madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous Corporal Steiner. Stransky is the only man who believes that the Third Reich are still vastly superior to the Russian army; however within his pompous persona lies a quivering coward who longs for the Iron Cross so that he can return to Berlin a hero. Steiner, on the other hand is cynical, defiantly non-conformist and more concerned with the safety of his own men rather than the horde of military decorations offered to him by his superiors. Steiner's lack of respect results in a growing animosity between the two...

  1. Sam Peckinpah

    Director

  2. Willi Heinrich

    Novel

  3. Walter Kelley

    Screenplay

  4. James Hamilton

    Screenplay

  5. Julius J. Epstein

    Screenplay

Top Billed Cast

  1. James Coburn

    James Coburn

    Unteroffizier / Feldwebel Rolf Steiner

  2. Maximilian Schell

    Maximilian Schell

    Hauptmann Stransky

  3. James Mason

    James Mason

    Oberst Brandt

  4. David Warner

    David Warner

    Hauptmann Kiesel

  5. Klaus Löwitsch

    Klaus Löwitsch

    Unteroffizier Krüger

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Cross of Iron
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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 11, 1977
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 12m

Budget $6,000,000.00

Revenue -

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