The Lost Battalion

The Lost Battalion

  • Director: Russell Mulcahy
  • Countries of origin: Luxembourg, United States
  • Language: English, German
  • Release date: December 2, 2001
  • Runtime: 1 hour 32 minutes
  • Sound mix: Dolby Digital
  • Aspect ratio: 1.78 : 1
  • Also known as: Zwischen allen Linien - Das verlorene Bataillon
  • "The Lost Battalion" is an action war movie released on December 2, 2001, directed by Russell Mukahi, starring Richard Bartlett Schroder and Phil McKee.
    Adapted from historical facts, the film tells the story of 500 young soldiers who were not afraid of being outnumbered by the enemy and fought against the Germans to become heroes of the people.


    • Release date December 2, 2001
    • Filming locations Luxembourg
    • Production companies Centurion, A+E Networks, David Gerber Productions

    Movie reviews

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    • By Brandy 2022-10-23 21:46:08

      Good subject matter is fine. . . The main melody is disgusting

      It's bad because its main theme is too strong and it completely ignores the textual research and demeans the enemy

      . I really don't know how this film dares to claim to be based on real events. .

      About the research: There are few guns, the only bright spot is the Shaosha light machine gun and the Hachkes heavy machine gun. . . The result and together gave 4 shots. . . Shaosha is estimated that it is not a prop gun, so it cannot be fired. . . Too disappointed that the...

    • By Alejandra 2022-10-23 20:17:48

      Times make heroes


      Soldiers take obedience to orders as their duty, but Major Watersey is not only such a soldier, he thinks more and more deeply, "How should we fight this battle? How can we protect the lives of our soldiers?" When encountering such a commander, the soldiers...

    • By Anabel 2022-10-23 19:22:47

      story after

      After watching it, I felt it was good, and after I wanted to know, I checked the protagonist in the film: Major Whittlesey, whose birth and growth were omitted, after being rescued from the encirclement on October 7, 1918, as follows:
      Promoted from major to lieutenant colonel;
      10.29 Repatriated to the United States;
      12.5 Honorably discharged according to Special Orders No. 259;
      12.6 Received the Medal of Honor (the highest medal in the U.S. Army, two of his subordinates...

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    • By Theodore 2023-05-14 00:58:34

      The narrative is alright, the depiction of human nature is in...

    • By Delpha 2023-05-10 23:12:41

      The story is good, but the filming...

    • By Jean 2023-05-09 20:54:57

      They are forgotten, but...

    • By Genesis 2023-04-16 00:02:03

      bad movie. Just fast forward to watch the plot. There is no actor acting. The level is roughly equal to that of a TV movie shot with CCAV6. After YY finished the glorious history of World War II, American Devils turned their attention to World War I again intermittently, of course, this is not Spielberg's man and nature. Instead, it will continue to dig out the routine dramas that can be used in the history of the US imperialist two world wars to make black bricks to engage in the main theme of...

    • By Trycia 2023-04-08 05:23:19

      It's more simple, like an old movie from the...

    Movie plot

    It tells the story of the bloody October when the American and German troops confronted each other during the curtain call of the First World War . This is the strongest combination of the coalition, led by a civilian soldier, a group of 500 young and brave soldiers from Ireland, Italy, Judea and Poland, etc., shoulder the arduous task of attacking Germany. In the blazing battlefield, when the enemy is outnumbered, they have only two...
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    Movie quotes

    • Maj. Whittlesey: Lieutenant Leak, fine officer, from Texas...

      Capt. McMurtry: We lost over 60 men to our own fire today. We heave less then 200 able troops left. I don't know how they keep doing it.

      Maj. Whittlesey: Don't sell them short, Captain. Two days ago we had a Chinese working our field-phone, an American-Indian for a runner; they're both dead now but that's not the point. These Italians, Irish, Jews, and Poles, they'd never hire me as an attorney; we wouldn't be seen at the same events. But we will never, in our lives, enjoy the company of finer soldiers or better men then we do tonight.

      Capt. McMurtry: Major, I was with Teddy Roosevelt's Rough Riders. And I have never served with a finer officer then you. Do you know that your men would do anything, go anywhere for you?

      Maj. Whittlesey: Thank you, George.

    • [last lines]

      Gen. Robert Alexander: Major Whittlesey, there's going to be promotions and commondations for everybody! No wonder our airplanes couldn't find this place.

      Lipasti: Well... your artillery certainly found it, General.

      Gen. Robert Alexander: [to Whittlesey] Where's the rest of your battallion?

      Maj. Whittlesey: [Whittlesee hands the General the collection of dog-tags] Sgt. Gaedeke we couldn't find enough to bury. Lt. Schenck's platoon is somewhere out there. I sent him to link with the French you said were on our flank, General.

      Gen. Robert Alexander: [pulls Whittlesey aside] These are acceptable losses...

      Maj. Whittlesey: Not to me, sir.

      Gen. Robert Alexander: I understand your feelings for your men.

      Maj. Whittlesey: You said our flanks were supported and you ordered my men to attack. You said supply would catch up to us... which it did not! Is that acceptable to you?

      Gen. Robert Alexander: Yes, that's acceptable to me. We were able to break through the German line because you held on here... because you held on here like a thorn in their belly. Major, you did an incredible job out here, but you had 600 men to worry about and I had 20,000 sent into action. I have to live with that...


      Gen. Robert Alexander: I sent for trucks to bring your men back. They've been through hell.

      Maj. Whittlesey: You'll never know what they've been through, or what they can and can't do. They're better then you, General. They're better then me, they always are.

      Gen. Robert Alexander: Let me take you and your officers back in my staff car.

      Maj. Whittlesey: That's not acceptable, Sir. I'll stay with my men.

      Gen. Robert Alexander: I understand.

      Maj. Whittlesey: [the General salutes and Whittlesey just turns away] Men, we're moving out!

    • Maj. Prinz: [speaking German; subtitled] We learned at Chateau-Thierry and Belleau Wood that these Americans are unpredictable. They don't retreat when they're supposed to.

      Gen. von Sybel: [in German] How inconsiderate of them, Major.