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"Cross of Iron" quotes

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It is 1943, and the German army—ravaged and demoralised—is hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of the madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous Corporal Steiner. Stransky is the only man who believes that the Third Reich is still vastly superior to the Russian army. However, within his pompous persona lies a quivering coward who longs for the Iron Cross so that he can return to Berlin a hero. Steiner, on the other hand is cynical, defiantly non-conformist and more concerned with the safety of his own men rather than the horde of military decorations offered to him by his superiors.

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Writer: Julius J. Epstein (screenplay), Walter Kelley (screenplay), James Hamilton (screenplay), Willi Heinrich (based on the book by)
Production: AVCO Embassy Pictures
Year: 1977
MetaScore: N/A/100
ImdbRating: 7.5
BoxOffice: N/A
Released: 20 May 1977
Awards: 2 wins.


Unteroffizier Feldwebel (S - James Coburn
Hauptmann (Capt.) Stransky - Maximilian Schell
Oberst (Col.) Brandt - James Mason
Hauptmann (Capt.) Kiesel - David Warner
Unteroffizier (Cpl.) Krüger - Klaus Löwitsch