Paul Baumer is a young German who, along with his graduating high school classmates, enlist in the German Imperial Army during the First World War. Originally thinking war would be a great adventure, Paul and his friends discover exactly the opposite as the war drags on and one by one the members of the class are killed in action until only Paul remains.
Plot Keywords: battle / trenches / school / hospital / corporal
Taglines: They left for war as Boys, never to return as men.
Certificate: Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Japan:PG-12 (video rating) | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Singapore:PG (video rating) | South Africa:PG (video rating) | United States:Not Rated (The National Board of Review) | United States:PG (video rating) | West Germany:12
Cast: Richard Thomas , Ernest Borgnine , Donald Pleasence , Ian Holm , Patricia Neal , Paul Mark Elliott , David Bradley , Matthew Evans , George Winter , Dominic Jephcott , Mark Drewry , Colin Mayes , Ewan Stewart , Michael Sheard , Katerina Lírová , Mary Miller , Denys Graham , Marie-Noëlle Barre , Dominique Varda , Arda Brokmann , Mark Roemmich , Andrew Burleigh , Tomás Juricka , Drahomíra Fialková , Veronika Jeníková , Ken Hutchison , Stephen Reynolds , Ian Hastings , David de Keyser , Simon Hayword , Bruce Purchase , Paul Shearer , Kevin Stoney
Company: Norman Rosemont Productions
Country: United States , United Kingdom
Released Date: 14 Nov 1979 (USA)
Film Location: Czech Republic
Runtime: 150 min
Aspect Ratio: 4:3
hobbitonite20 » I remembered watching this film in college and got it for my daughter when she was studying WWI. This movie really took advantage of a great opportunity: Teaming Richard Thomas and Ernst Borgnine while they were both still young enough for the parts! Thomas is wonderful, as he always is; but it's Borgnine you remember most as the old soldier, Kat. It is a great story and very well-acted. Just an interesting aside is the appearance of Patricia Neal as the young soldier, Paul's, mother. Patricia Neal portrayed Olivia Walton in the pilot episode of THE WALTONS (THE HOMECOMING); so it was interesting to see she and Thomas as mother and son again. Definitely recommended.
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