The Big Red One

The Big Red One (1980)

Only chance could have thrown them together. Now, nothing can pull them apart.

  • Genre: Drama, War
  • Release Date: 1980-05-28
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 144 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 53min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: Lorimar Productions
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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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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  • Lee Marvin

    as The Sergeant
  • Mark Hamill

    as Pvt. Griff, 1st Squad
  • Robert Carradine

    as Pvt. Zab, 1st Squad
  • Bobby Di Cicco

    as Pvt. Vinci, 1st Squad
  • Kelly Ward

    as Pvt. Johnson, 1st Squad
  • Stéphane Audran

    as Underground Walloon fighter at asylum
  • Siegfried Rauch

    as Schroeder (German sergeant)
  • Serge Marquand

    as Rensonnet
  • Alain Doutey

    as Broban (Vichy sergeant)
  • Maurice Marsac

    as Vichy colonel
  • Christa Lang

    as German Countess (extended edition) (uncredited)
  • Joseph Clark

    as Pvt. Shep (soldier on troop transport)
  • Perry Lang

    as Pvt. Kaiser, 1st Squad
  • Charles Macaulay

    as General / Captain
  • Colin Gilbert

    as Dog Face POW
  • Doug Werner

    as Switolski
Camera Adam Greenberg Director of Photography
Art Peter Jamison Art Direction
Directing Samuel Fuller Director
Writing Samuel Fuller Writer
Sound Dana Kaproff Original Music Composer
Production Gene Corman Producer
Editing Morton Tubor Editor