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The Big Red One


The Big Red One

Director: Samuel Fuller
Starring Alain Doutey, Bobby Di Cicco, Charles Macaulay, Kelly Ward, Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Serge Marquand, Siegfried Rauch, Stéphane Audran


In one of the most powerful films ever made about World War II, director Samuel Fuller tells the semi-autobiographical story of a squad of sharpshooters trying not to die in The Big Red One. World War I veteran Sergeant Possum (Academy Award winner Lee Marvin) wants to get the job done and to get himself and his squad of green recruits out alive. It's just a job: Kill the enemy before they kill you. And through the seemingly endless bloodshed from North Africa, to Sicily, the Normandy Invasion and the push into Germany, his now-veteran squad--Gruff (Mark Hamill), Zab (Robert Carradine), Vinci (Bobby CiCicco) and Johnson (Kelly Ward)--learns both the brutal horror of war and to never become emotionally close with a new recruit.