When Trumpets Fade

When Trumpets Fade

  • Director: John Irvin
  • Countries of origin: United States
  • Language: English
  • Release date: June 27, 1998
  • Runtime: 1 hour 35 minutes
  • Sound mix: Stereo
  • Aspect ratio: 1.33 : 1
  • Also known as: Hurtgen
  • When Trumpets Fade is an action war film directed by John Ivan and starring Ron Eddard and Zak Orth.
    The film tells the story of the German surrender in World War II ; after capitulate , the German troops in some areas continued to resist, and the Allies paid a considerable price to eradicate these remnants.


    • Release date June 27, 1998
    • Filming locations Budapest, Hungary
    • Production companies HBO NYC Productions, Citadel Entertainment, Hofflund/Polone

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    • By Kaylie 2022-12-05 13:10:47

      Section 8 Clause 8

      Translated from wiki

      "Article 8" refers to retirement from the military when deemed mentally unfit for service. It is also used to refer to any military member who has been discharged from the military or who behaves justly.

      The term comes from Title 8 of World War II-era U.S. Army Regulation 615-360, which stipulated that those deemed unfit for military service would be dismissed. in the 1950s. Under Title 8, any military member who is found to be gay is generally...

    • By Gennaro 2022-10-29 07:38:04

      On the battlefield, the least important thing is motivation

      There are also good war movies worth recommending! "When Trumpets Fade", the real war is about close to this film, two groups of people who are terrified to the extreme are each shaking and fighting face to face, not to win but to survive, if you don't kill the opposite, you will be killed by the back, so That's it.

      The most profound is the dialogue between Manning and the first company commander. The people above really understand war? They also had to walk around and act like...

    • By Earl 2022-10-24 06:54:53

      Brutal War and Survival Humanity

      A shocking war movie, the cruel description of war is inexhaustible, and the instinct to survive seems so humble and shameful. There are no natural heroes in war, only forced to survive. This should be regarded as a blockbuster criticizing realism. Life is so fragile and helpless, whether it is an enemy or a superior, it will kill you at any time. A truth of war stripped of its sacred veneer turns out to be so sinful and horrific. There is another puzzle: what is the eighth regulation that...

    • By Adolf 2022-07-08 21:03:59

      war without heroes

          TG's active duty soldiers may not agree, but for us viewers, war is something else entirely - for example, in the war movies we are familiar with, there are spears and guns on one side, warriors screaming, and blue Celtic pounces on calm. On the other side, artillery fire roared, the forest was raining at night, and the big boy with the M-16 collapsed in the foxhole and neighed desperately until he lost his voice. In that world, technological progress always seemed to be accompanied by a...

    • By Eleanora 2022-07-08 21:03:04

      faded charge

         After the Allied forces landed in Normandy, France on June 6, 1944, the Germans retreated. Although the Allied morale was high, they thought that the end of the war was just around the corner, but the later Operation Market Garden was frustrated, and because the supply line was too long, the Allied forces attacked. The speed and kinetic energy of the U.S. Army weakened, especially for the U.S. Army under Patton. After October, the war came to a stalemate. The U.S. Army confronted the...

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    • By Vito 2023-01-20 05:01:07

      Produced by hbo, it really has the style of Brotherhood. Several battle scenes are very touching. The most impressive is the ending that echoes the beginning, which is quite...

    • By Angie 2023-01-14 10:37:13


    • By Robbie 2022-12-05 07:45:49

      Let's talk about movies. Reminds me of the words of my predecessors: My years of ups and downs and experience are nothing more than teaching me a sentence, that is, never give yourself to an "other". "Apart from the years of leading beasts and cannibals to fight and die, no matter what the reason is to sacrifice millions of people to forge an art of war, it is no less than the greatest sin. And some slightly enlightened soldiers harvested a corpse, and the corpse was rotting in an unknown...

    • By Pearline 2022-10-31 15:52:00

      In the '98 movie, being a soldier obeying orders and preventing needless sacrifices is not something you and I and those commanders who just look at the map can really appreciate. A soldier's bravery and loyalty should not just be the victim of a careerist but a catalyst to end the war. Hope there will never be another war. Hope all the soldiers are...

    • By Elissa 2022-10-31 04:23:55

      Invasion of Germany, Battle of Hale Forest,...

    Movie plot

    The background of the film is the bloody Battle of Horgen Forest during World War II . After an entire platoon of comrades was wiped out by the enemy, the only surviving Private, Private David Manning, was promoted to sergeant. Unable to bear the pressure of leading the recruits, Manning applied for retirement on the grounds of mental discomfort. However, Manning's commander put forward a condition to him: as long as he led troops to...
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    Movie quotes

    • Medic Chamberlain: [Instructing new recruit] You don't think about it, you don't hesitate, you just do it, you understand? Otherwise, you're gonna go home to your mama in a box, alright?

    • Pvt. David Manning: What is your name?

      Doug Despin: Doug... Despin.

      Pvt. David Manning: Well, Doug Despin, this is the second time I'm telling you to shut up.

    • Lieutenant Colonel: [Through the walkie-talkie] You hold that bridge Captain! That's an order!

      Capt. Roy Pritchett: I've already lost thirty men!

      Lieutenant Colonel: This isn't a debate, Pritchett! You hold that goddamn bridge!

      Capt. Roy Pritchett: [Screams] This is suicide!