When Trumpets Fade [DVD] [1998]

  • SKU: 21424074
  • Release Date: 04/30/2013
  • Rating: R
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When Trumpets Fade
John Irvin directed this gripping and effective WWII drama set amid the carnage and slaughter of the Hurtgen Forest battle when the Allies moved on toward Germany in the fall of 1944. Private Manning (Ron Eldard) hopes for a Section 8 switch away from the frontline combat, but when he's the only survivor of his platoon, Captain Pritchett (Martin Donovan) is so impressed he upgrades Manning to sergeant. This irritates Sgt. Talbot (Dylan Bruno) who views Manning as a coward. Manning is put in charge of a group of awkward recruits, including the clumsy Sanderson (Zak Orth), as the Allies prepare to take a key location, a well-defended bridge. Shown at the 1998 Seattle Film Festival, this television production had its HBO premiere on June 27, 1998. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Ron Eldard
    Ron Eldard - Manning
  • Zak Orth
    Zak Orth - Sanderson
  • Frank Whaley
    Frank Whaley - Chamberlain
  • Dylan Bruno
    Dylan Bruno - Sgt. Talbot
  • Martin Donovan
    Martin Donovan - Capt. Pritchett

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Awesome War Movie


    Before Private Ryan and Band of Brothers there was When Trumpets Fade. I love action movies, mysteries, and pretty much anything with blood and guts, though I am not a fan of war movies. This was the first war movie I could sit through without wanting to change the channel. It was well thought out and the visuals of the mess war is truely put you in the field.

    I would recommend this to a friend

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