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The Lost Battalion

May 28, 2010 by · 5 Comments 

  • ISBN13: 9780767043878
  • Condition: NEW
  • Notes: Brand New from Publisher. No Remainder Mark.

Product Description
Studio: A&e Home Video Release Date: 01/29/2002 Run time: 100 minutes Rating:
The true World War I story of an American unit that was surrounded by German troops and pounded mercilessly for days (at times even by its own artillery) is vividly portrayed in this made-for-television film starring Rick Schroder. Playing a patrician New York City lawyer commissioned a major and sent into combat, Schroder commands a battalion composed of New York wiseacres as well as so-called “apple knockers” from the West. The plot is straightforward (and will be familiar to those who know World War I history), but the film rises above what could have been a clich├ęd telling of the story of Major Whittlese… More >>

The Lost Battalion


5 Responses to “The Lost Battalion”
  1. R. Laplander says:

    This dog of a film suffers greatly from poor acting, fails to even remotely follow what REALLY happened, and contains an absolute muriad of continuity mistakes. Purists will be offended, while unfortunately most people will be enamured purely by the special effects – which are the only things that make this waste of film watchable
    Rating: 1 / 5

  2. Miika says:

    Is there anything they can’t do? While not wanting to denigrate the efforts of the men involved, this movie takes a small, isolated incident towards the end of the war when the German army was bloodied and bedraggled, and elevates it into a Stalingrad-esque battle that ostensibly broke the back of the German army and saved us all.

    The good news is, if you’re one of those suburban, coffee-table book reading “war historians” who think Saving Private Ryan hovers somewhere between the US constituion and the Bible in terms of its sacred status, you’re going to love this little gem. It has sequences of the German commanders wondering out loud why they can’t overcome the plucky, gutsy Americans – not once, nor twice, but thrice! You want your soldiers to spout spunky wisecracks just like they did in those 1950s barbershop harmony Navy movies? You’ve come to the right place – some of the dialogue between those gutsy little Yankee grunts is straight out of a Mel Brooks movie. Those Americans are just so darn witty when they’re under artillery fire.

    The bad news is, if you’re not one of those types, this movie will probably want to make you eat your socks. Bummer.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  3. Man, this movie is insanely violent for a TV movie. Gore, blood, men being eviscerated and hacked all around by bullets, artillary, knives, bayonet, hand-to-hand combat. Expect a lot of takes with point-blank shots in the head, blood coming out flowing from dying bodies,knives entering stomaches, people getting smashed to the ground.

    Congratulations to the producers. If they wanted to make us feel uncomfortable for showing 92 minutes of sheer violence on screen, they accomplished it!

    Rating: 2 / 5

  4. The true story of the Lost Battalion is an amazing tale, far more so than this schlock. Historically, this is a poor retelling. They also screw around and do lots of incorrect uniforms, insignia, equipment and in general alter relaity to make it “a cool story” on a low budget.

    You want to know what really happened? go read “Finding the Lost Battalion.

    This does no justice to the men who were there, who deserve far better than this poorly written and produced cheap production. Charles Whittlesey

    is a hero of mine. A man to be respected for both his wartime serivce and the price he paiud afterwards. THIS is not Whittlesey.

    I do not think I have ever been more disapointed by a film. Go watch What Price Glory if you want to see some WW1 stuff, or either version of all quiet on the western front.
    Rating: 1 / 5

  5. Anonymous says:

    Am I the only person getting tired of recent war movies like this one which are shot in the “Saving Private Ryan” style? The hand-held camera technique for intense combat scenes worked in SPR, but now it’s getting predictable and just plain annoying. This made-for-TV movie reeks of low production values. It looks like a bunch of WWI reenactors went out in the woods one day with a videocam to make a war movie, but instead ended re-making “The Blair Witch Project.”
    Rating: 2 / 5

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