Saints and Soldiers

Synopsis: After surviving a massacre in Malmedy, a location behind the German army in Europe, four American soldiers with only one weapon rescue the British pilot Oberon Winley (Kirby Heyborn) in a tree and they move together, trying to reach the allied forces and save a great number of allied soldiers from a German attack with the information got by Winley in his flight. While marching, each soldier discloses inner secrets to the rest of the group.
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Director(s): Ryan Little
Production: Excel Entertainment
  16 wins & 2 nominations.
Rotten Tomatoes:
90 min

This is Armed Forces radio

reporting from London.

Today, Supreme Allied


reported American combat troops

and aircraft

have completely routed

the attacking German army

at the Ardennes front.

American troops have discovered

the frozen corpses

of over 70 fellow GIs,

taken prisoner

then fiendishly executed

by their German captors.

Investigating officers

at the nightmarish scene

say the massacre happened

at a small crossroads

near the Belgian town

of Malmedy.

General Eisenhower has vowed

that upon war's end,

all German officers

and soldiers responsible

for this unspeakable act

will be vigorously tried

for war crimes

and swiftly punished.

This is Armed Forces radio,







Stop crying!

You're making Dieter here

a little nervous.

Ahh! Ahhh!

I need that.

Okay, okay...


Ah, Zigaretten.

I hope you choke on it.

Lemon powder.

Meine Frau.

Du sprichst Deutsch?






You must be living right, Deac.

Halt! Halt!

Come on!

Come on, this way!



Heraus! Jetzt!

No, don't shoot!

Nein shooten!

Nein shooten!

Shoot him!

Shoot him!

Shoot him.

I surrender.

What are you waiting for?

Shut up!

Give me the gun!


Hey, hey!

Why didn't you take that shot?

Do you know what you just did?



Come on.

Get down, get down low.


What happened back there, Deac?

He had a Kraut in his sights

and he froze.

He's one of ours.


Get down!

Boy, am I glad to see you fellas.

Gould, I've been hit.

What in the Sam Hill

happened back there?

I'm Steven Gould.

This is Shirl Kendrick, 285th.

Gordon Gunderson,

Nathan Greer, 101st.

Kendrick, hold still.

It's just a graze,

I can fix you un right here.

We gotta get out of here

and find shelter

before it turns dark.

Due respect, Sarge,

but I didn't come to

the war to hide out.

Nobody asked you, Kendrick.

Look, we're behind

the enemy lines.

In a couple of days,

the bombers are gonna

drive these bastards

back to Berlin.

For now,

they're shooting prisoners,

and we got one Kraut rifle

with, what?


Four rounds left in it.

Hell, I just wanna shoot me

some more Krauts.

We gotta get out of here.

Deacon, you gotta go point.

This way. Move it.

I don't see any weapons.

An ambulance.

They mowed down

a damn ambulance.



Why don't you, uh, head up

the hill and keep watch.

I'm gonna see if we can find

some stuff we can use,

and then we'll get out of here.

All right?

I hate robbing the dead.

They're already been robbed.

Just grab whatever we can use.


Put this on.

Put it on.

I need you at the road

checking stuff out.

Go on, get.



I found some K-rations.


Some dummy took

all the cigarettes out.

How long has Deacon been gone?

Almost an hour.

That's a nice watch, Gould.

He's not gonna miss it, trust me.

If I catch a bullet,

you gonna take my personals too?

You don't have anything I want,


Except maybe your flashlight.


Hey, Sarge,

what's the deal with Deacon?

He seems a little...jumpy.

Deacon's fine.

He's just a little on edge.

He seems like a nice enough

fella and all, just...

He's shell-shocked.

I've seen it a million times.

Don't worry about it.

Yeah, it's just a little


We only have one weapon,

and he's holding it.

Yeah, we do have one weapon.

How did we get that weapon,


Deacon saved my ass

more times that I care

to think about.

He's fine.

What'd ya find, Deac?

Home, sweet home.

Yeah, this will work

to hold up in for a couple of days.

Deac, I want you on first watch.

Let's see if we can get a fire going

in this thing.

Gould, you got any matches?


I found the latrine.

Like I said--

home, sweet home.

Great, this thing's safe.

Hey, Gunderson.

What's the deal

with you and Deacon?

You guys separated at birth?


Deacon's the squarest guy

I know.

He's from some little

backwards town in Arizona.

Doesn't drink,

doesn't smoke.

He doesn't even like coffee.

That's why they call him

The Deacon.

My boys back

in the neighborhood--

if they knew my best buddy

was a good church boy like him,

they'd laugh their butts off.

I'll tel you something else

about Deacon--

he's the best shot

I've ever seen.

Where are you from, Sarge?

Chicago, south side.

Is that right?

How about you?


Small town.

Really small.

How about you, Gould?

Where are you from?

New York.

What part of New York?



I like Brooklyn.

Good jazz clubs.

Yeah, you want good jazz,

you gotta go to the Village.

You want great jazz,

you go to New Orleans.

That's a good place.

Father in Heaven,

forgive me for

the things I've done.

I just need--


This is your card.

That's a pretty good trick,


Got a jeep coming!

Keep going.

Keep going, keep going...

They're stopping.



Jemand zu Hause?



I-- I don't know.

Deac, what'd you get?

I couldn't hear 'eh very good.

Something about the

Meuse River

and the plane crashin'.


Bloody, come on!

Stand back!

I think he's a Kraut.

Not a step closer!

Don't shoot him.

I've got a gun.

He's a Brit.

Kendrick, go help him down.

Stand back!


All right now,

just calm down.


Here we go.

Come on.

Get back!


Hey, take it easy.

Drop it!

You drop it!

Keep it down!

We're Americans.

Prove it!


Who was the third president

of the United States?

Just put the gun down.

Thomas Jefferson.

Who was the fourth?


What's with this guy?

What's the capital of Vermont?

Hartford-- I--


Give me a break!

Nobody knows that.

You tell me!

Haven't the foggiest.

Sorry, boys.

Where's your command post?

Used to be that way.

Sorry for the trouble.

Thank you.


About how far back?

About 10 to 15 miles.

Soldier, who are you?

Flight Sergeant,

Oberon Winley,

Royal Air Force.



Look, I am in possession

of some crucial intelligence.

I need to get to

the nearest command center.

Buddy, you must have smashed

your head on a tree

coming down or something.

Or a bloody field phone at least.

There are no field phones,

and you will keep it down.

Can we shoot him now, Sarge?

Shut up!


where do you think you're going?

I was intended to fly

back to Manhay.


Well, we've had a bit

of bad luck around here.

A Panzer division went

on a spoiling expedition,

and we are now

behind the enemy lines.

This isn't some little

spoiling expedition.

This is a major

German offensive.

After the Germans attacked,

we were ordered to fly

an emergency photo

re-con mission

to collect electronic


We were flying

under some--

some cloud cover and...

snapped some

rather revealing photos.

But by the time we realized

what we had,

a German fighter

had shot us down.

So you need to get

to intelligence?


And it's damn critical

that I get there

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