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.

  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

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The Big Red One
The Big Red One


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Release Information

  • July 18, 1980


    Some material may not be suitable for children under 10. These films may contain some mild language, crude/suggestive humor, scary moments and/or violence. No drug content is present. There are a few exceptions to this rule. A few racial insults may also be heard.

  • November 12, 2004


    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 1h 53m

Budget $4,500,000.00

Revenue $7,206,220.00

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