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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

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Quentin Tarantino, Eli Roth (uncredited)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brad Pitt ... Lt. Aldo Raine
Mélanie Laurent ... Shosanna
Christoph Waltz ... Col. Hans Landa
Eli Roth ... Sgt. Donny Donowitz
Michael Fassbender ... Lt. Archie Hicox
Diane Kruger ... Bridget von Hammersmark
Daniel Brühl ... Fredrick Zoller
Til Schweiger ... Sgt. Hugo Stiglitz
Gedeon Burkhard ... Cpl. Wilhelm Wicki
Jacky Ido ... Marcel
B.J. Novak ... Pfc. Smithson Utivich
Omar Doom ... Pfc. Omar Ulmer
August Diehl ... Major Hellstrom
Denis Ménochet ... Perrier LaPadite
Sylvester Groth ... Joseph Goebbels
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Storyline

In German-occupied France, young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero Fredrick Zoller takes a rapid interest in her and arranges an illustrious movie premiere at the theater she now runs. With the promise of every major Nazi officer in attendance, the event catches the attention of the "Basterds", a group of Jewish-American guerrilla soldiers led by the ruthless Lt. Aldo Raine. As the relentless executioners advance and the conspiring young girl's plans are set in motion, their paths will cross for a fateful evening that will shake the very annals of history. Written by The Massie Twins

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Diane Kruger Is A Basterd See more »

Genres:

Adventure | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong graphic violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

Germany | USA

Language:

English | German | French | Italian

Release Date:

21 August 2009 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inglorious Bastards See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,054,676, 21 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$120,540,719, 17 December 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$313,600,000
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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Isabelle Huppert was the first choice for Madame Mimieux. But scheduling conflicts got in the way, so Quentin Tarantino cast Maggie Cheung in the role. The role wound up being cut out of the finished film. See more »

Goofs

When the British soldier Lt. Archie Hicox is introduced to his superiors, he is instructed to "stand at ease" which is still a formal position, but Hicox "stands easy", which allows him to relax arms and move the feet. See more »

Quotes

Winston Churchill: [to Lt. Hicox] You say he wants to take on the Jews, at their own game? Well, compared to, say, Louis B. Mayer... how's he doing?
Lt. Archie Hicox: Quite well, actually. Since Goebbels has taken over, film attendance has steadily risen in Germany over the last eight years. But, Louis B. Mayer wouldn't be Goebbels proper opposite number. I believe Goebbels sees himself as closer to David O. Selznick.
[long pause, Churchill takes deep draw on his cigar then exhales slowly]
Winston Churchill: [satisfied, to General Fenech] Brief him.
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Crazy Credits

The film uses the 1963-1990 Universal Pictures logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

In the German version, the French dialogs referring to English language ("anglais") have been re-dubbed to refer to German ("allemand"), as English dialogs have been dubbed into German. Also, in the scene with Private Butz the translations from German into English and vice versa have been re-dubbed into ironic comments by Wilhelm Wicki (which would not make sense otherwise, as both Aldo Raine and Pvt. Butz are talking German in the German dub). See more »

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Referenced in Bad Movie Beatdown: Far Cry (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

BATH ATTACK
(1982)
Written by Charles Bernstein
Performed by Charles Bernstein
Courtesy of Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation
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Garbage Movie
16 October 2009 | by zombiecrawlnightmareSee all my reviews

This movie was garbage. A pretentious, self-indulgent mess. It consisted of interminable dialogue and a paper-thin plot stretching out over nearly three hours. Booooooooring! I realize that this movie was not supposed to be a flat-out action film, but, come on people, the ad campaign for this film was incredibly misleading. And another thing: why do the opening credits have to be modeled after a film from the 60s or 70s? For what possible reason? In Jackie Brown and Death Proof it made sense, as each was an homage to styles past. But why do it for this one? Yes, Quentin, we know what a big fan of these eras you are. We get it. Move on. And why the cartoon title over Hugo what's-his-name? Tarantino didn't do much else like this in the film. It just threw it off balance for me. What'd he make this stuff up as he went along? And is it true that Tarantino rushed production to get the movie done in time to compete at Cannes? If so, that is the dumbest and most narcissistic thing I've ever heard. I'm tired of listening to this guy talk about how much god-given talent he has. Make an entertaining movie, for pete's sake! Reign yourself in! The movies you make shouldn't just be for you and Eli Roth and Robert Rodriguez to watch and pat each other on the backs after. It's getting old, people. Does ANYBODY agree with me, or does everyone still think this guy is God because he had Travolta and Jackson talking about cheeseburgers before killing somebody?


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