Hart's War

Synopsis: Fourth-generation Army Col. William McNamara is imprisoned in a brutal German POW camp. Still, as the senior-ranking American officer, he commands his fellow inmates, keeping a sense of honor alive in a place where honor is easy to destroy, all under the dangerous eye of the Luftwafe vetran Col. Wilhelm Visser. Never giving up the fight to win the war, McNamara is silently planning, waiting for his moment to strike back at the enemy. A murder in the camp gives him the chance to set a risky plan in motion. With a court martial to keep Visser and the Germans distracted, McNamara orchestrates a cunning scheme to escape and destroy a nearby munitions plant, enlisting the unwitting help of young Lt. Tommy Hart. Together with his men, McNamara uses a hero's resolve to carry out his mission, ultimately forced to weigh the value of his life against the good of his country.
Genre: Drama, War
Director(s): Gregory Hoblit
Production: MGM/UA
  1 win.
Rotten Tomatoes:
125 min

Get the other cars!

Let's go! Now!

We're spelling out!

Round up your men now!

We're spelling out

our position!

We're spelling out!

Hart, get that man

clear of here.

Let's get in line!

Assemble on me!


-Move it! Move it!

All right, men!

Let's get back in line!

Move it!

It's not helping.

Come on, men!

Oh, Christ.

Are you OK?

Keep looking at me.

Look at me.

Look at me.

Oh, shit. Shit.

All right.

Are you all right?

They're telling us to march.

Probably ought to take

his boots, Lieutenant.


Take his boots.

Because either you

or some Jerry's gonna get them.

Take them, sir...

while you still got feet

to put them on.

His socks, too.

Ain't gonna help him any.

Stay together.

All right.

Once again...

I'm forced to remind you

escape is not a sport.

Think of it this way.

Now these Russians

have a chance...

at a happy new year.

Those are dogs

you're saluting, Colonel.


My country doesn't make...

those kinds of

distinctions, Colonel.

They're our allies, Colonel.

Oh, yes.

You and your allies.

Let me tell you

about you and your allies.

The Ministry of War

has just released the figures...

from our offensive

in the Ardennes.

Two hundred thousand Allies

killed or captured.

Your Third Army--


in full retreat.

And the wehrmacht has captured

enough abundant fuel...

to retake Paris--

perhaps even drive

your troops back to the sea.

Might be a bit crowded

around here this winter.

Turn around, Joes.

Yes. Turn around.

Ross. Hart.

Ross and Hart.

I'm Captain Ross.

Major Clary.

Lieutenant Hart.


Debriefing, gentleman.

Officer's hut.

On the double.

The German counterattack on

the American Third Army front...

The German counterattack on

the American Third Army front...

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Billy Ray

William "Billy" Ray is an American screenwriter and director. He began writing for television and movies in 1994 with Color of Night. He has written numerous movies including Volcano and Hart's War. He was one of the creators and writers of the science fiction show Earth 2. On August 10, 2015, it was announced that he will be writing the screenplay that Martin Scorsese will direct of an adaptation of The Devil in the White City, which will star Leonardo DiCaprio. more…

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