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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

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Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

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Storyline

Christmas, 1983. A New York postal clerk, a Buffalo Soldier in Italy in World War II, shoots a stranger. In his apartment, police find a valuable Italian marble head, missing since the war. Flashbacks tell the story of four Black soldiers who cross Tuscany's Serchio River, dodging German and friendly fire. With a shell-shocked boy in tow, they reach the village of Colognora. Orders via radio tell them to capture a German soldier for questioning about a counteroffensive. In the village, a beautiful woman, partisans that include a traitor and a local legend, the boy, and the story of a recent massacre connect to the postal worker's anguish forty years later. And the miracle? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong war violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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26 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Spike Lee WWII Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,477,996, 28 September 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,916,887, 23 November 2008
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Trivia

Wesley Snipes was originally cast in the film, but was forced to drop out due to pending tax-evasion charges. See more »

Goofs

The DVD cover shows the divisional badge (the buffalo) on the soldier's right shoulder. Divisional badges were (and still are) worn on the left shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Private First Class Sam Train: God don't like ugly...
Sergeant Bishop Cummings: Well, he don't seem to like pretty a whole helluva lot either.
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Connections

Referenced in The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 9 June 2008 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Vandervoort In Ste-Mere-Eglise
From The Original Motion Picture Soundtrack The Longest Day
Composed by Maurice Jarre
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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I really enjoyed this movie
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I saw the previews for this movie and knew I had to see it. But, when I got to the video store, they only had 2 copies of it, which is usually a sign that the movie wasn't good enough to warrant purchasing more copies. But, the folks at the store have been wrong before, so I took a chance on it. I have to say, this was one of the best movies I've seen in a long time. Yes, Spike Lee was trying to make some statements, but he usually is. The question is, was the movie any good, despite those statements. I definitely thought so. The acting was top notch, the action was good, the story was fantastic, and the characters were really well developed. I'm surprised and shocked that this movie scored as low as it did. I enjoyed it so much, I wanted to write a quick review, which I rarely do. I'm not a huge Spike Lee fan, but this was just a great film, especially if you like character development, and a good story. If you spend your entire time watching this film, trying to dissect the messages in it, you'll simply miss the good parts of the film.


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