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Director: Don Siegel     Starring: Steve McQueen
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40151864
UPC: 097360611649
UPC 14: 00097360611649
Category Keywords: Action  Theatrical Release  World War II
Rating: NR
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Exhausted gls are ordered to hold part of the siegfried line guarded by a pillbox.

"Tough, taut WW2 film...  Leonard Maltin's Movie & Video Guide

Editor's Note
A perfect example of what critic Manny Farber once described as "termite art"--that which burrows under and gets inside its subject rather than indulging in rhetoric--HELL IS FOR HEROES stars Steve McQueen as the rebellious G.I. John Reese. In the fall of 1944, he's busted from staff sergeant back to private for drunkenness and is sent back to his former outfit, currently stationed near the Siegfried Line in Montigny. Reese's bitterness about his demotion isolates him from the rest of the squad, although they've observed his courage under fire in previous combat missions. When the unit is assigned to defend an area facing a German pillbox, Reese's skills become evident. He advises squad leader Sgt. Larkin (Harry Guardino) on a ruse that creates the illusion that their unit is much larger than it is, temporarily deflecting an attack. The squad has been ordered to simply hold their ground, but believing it's only a matter of time before the Germans discover that they've been deceived, Reese leads an attack on the pillbox. McQueen is excellent in this solid, realistic grunt's-eye-view of combat, which suggests that sociopaths make the best soldiers. James Coburn and Mike Kellin do fine work, and Bob Newhart is featured in a strangely anomalous comic turn.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Dolby, Digital Audio, English, Mono Audio

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Paramount
Video Release Date Release Date: 5/23/2006
Video Play Time Running Time: 90 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1962
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 061164
Video UPC UPC: 00097360611649
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English, French Dubbed
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English
Video Color Spec Video: B&W

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Bobby Darin
Video Cast Info Fess Parker
Video Cast Info Harry Guardino
Video Cast Info James Coburn
Video Cast Info Nick Adams
Video Cast Info Steve McQueen
Video Cast Info Donald Siegal - Director
Video Cast Info Harold Lipstein - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Leonard Rosenman - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Henry Blanke - Producer
Video Cast Info Richard Carr - Writer
Video Cast Info Robert Pirosh - Writer
Plot Summary
The two-fisted action team of director Don Siegel and star Steve McQueen (they also paired in BULLITT) takes on the World War II foxhole drama. A group of American G.I.s tries to defend a key battle line against enemy fire, but to do so the men must convince the Nazis that they are a large Allied task force.

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Mcqueen,Steve
Product attributeLabel:   Paramount Home Video
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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