A veteran sergeant of the World War I leads a squad in World War II, always in the company of the survivor Pvt. Griff, the writer Pvt. Zab, the Sicilian Pvt. Vinci and Pvt. Johnson in Vichy French Africa, Sicily, D-Day at Omaha Beach, Belgium and France, ending in a concentration camp in Czechoslovakia where they face the true horror of war.

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  1. Samuel Fuller

    Director, Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Lee Marvin

    Lee Marvin

    The Sergeant

  2. Mark Hamill

    Mark Hamill

    Pvt. Griff, 1st Squad

  3. Robert Carradine

    Robert Carradine

    Pvt. Zab, 1st Squad

  4. Bobby Di Cicco

    Bobby Di Cicco

    Pvt. Vinci, 1st Squad

  5. Kelly Ward

    Kelly Ward

    Pvt. Johnson, 1st Squad

  6. Stéphane Audran

    Stéphane Audran

    Underground Walloon fighter at asylum

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 53m

Budget -

Revenue $7,206,220.00

Homepage -

Release Information

  • July 18, 1980
    PG, Theatrical
  • November 12, 2004
    R, Theatrical



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