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Saints and Soldiers [2003] (1 disc)

Director:Ryan Little
Writer:Geoffrey Panos
Matt Whitaker
Composer:Bart Hendrickson
J Bateman
Length:90 minutes
(1 hour 30 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Sorting Category:Drama
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IMDB Rating:7.0/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:64%
Amazon Rating:4.0/5 stars
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Synopsis: During World War II, four American soldiers escape the Germans and must get a British paratrooper back to friendly ground.

Reaction: Well done and emotional.

Personal Rating: 8/10

Ryan Little => Director
Geoffrey Panos => Writer
Matt Whitaker => Writer
Bart Hendrickson => Composer
J Bateman => Composer
Addy Meldrum => Ghost Figure
Alexander Polinsky => Medic Steven Gould (as Alexander Niver)
Benjamin Gourley => Private McKinley
Chris Clark => American Soldier #1
Christian Lee => Conversing German #1
Christian Malzl => Conversing German #2
Corbin Allred => Cpl. Nathan 'Deacon' Greer
Curt Doussett => German Soldier #1
Dawn Graham => Ghost Figure
Ethan Vincent => Rudolph 'Rudi' Gertz
Jason Allred => Peeing German
Jeff Birk => Radio Announcer
Joel Bishop => German Soldier #4
Julie Graham => Ghost Figure
Kelly Klindt => German Officer #2
Kelly Moyle => Ghost Figure
Kirby Heyborne => Flt. Sgt. Oberon Winley
Larry Bagby => Pvt. Shirley 'Shirl' Kendrick (as Lawrence Bagby)
Lincoln Hoppe => German Soldier #3
M. Casey Reeves => Weeping Soldier
Matthew Meldrum => Ghost Figure
McKay Meldrum => Ghost Figure
Melinda Renee => Catherine Theary
Michael Buster => German Soldier #2
Peter Holden => SSgt. Gordon Gunderson
Philip Malzl => Conversing German #3
Randy Beard => German Officer #1
Ruby Chase O'Neil => Sophie Theary
Tane Williams => Injured One-Armed Soldier

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Most, if not all, of the actors portraying the soldiers in the film are members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, except for the actor who plays Gould, he is a Scientologist.
  • Charles Durning is one of the survivors of the Malmedy Massacre depicted early in the film.
  • The highest opening weekend of any release from Excel Entertainment: $129,056 (from only 26 screens; week of August 6-8, 2004)
  • Over 100 war re-enactors volunteered to participate in filming, lying in the snow for hours at a time.
  • More than 5,000 blank rounds were used in filming.
  • All guns used in the film are authentic and fully-functional, modified to shoot blanks.
  • The photo that "Deacon" carries throughout the film is of actor Corbin Allred's grandmother, and is in fact the photo that Allred's grandfather carried with him throughout WWII.
  • The character of Gordon Gunderson, played by Peter Holden, is named after Holden's grandfather, a veteran who fought in the actual Battle of the Bulge.
  • Body count: 44