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Inglourious Basterds (2009)

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In Nazi-occupied France during World War II, a plan to assassinate Nazi leaders by a group of Jewish U.S. soldiers coincides with a theatre owner's vengeful plans for the same.

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Storyline

In German-occupied France, young Jewish refugee Shosanna Dreyfus witnesses the slaughter of her family by Colonel Hans Landa. Narrowly escaping with her life, she plots her revenge several years later when German war hero Fredrick Zoller takes a rapid interest in her and arranges an illustrious movie premiere at the theater she now runs. With the promise of every major Nazi officer in attendance, the event catches the attention of the "Basterds", a group of Jewish-American guerrilla soldiers led by the ruthless Lt. Aldo Raine. As the relentless executioners advance and the conspiring young girl's plans are set in motion, their paths will cross for a fateful evening that will shake the very annals of history. Written by The Massie Twins

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Adventure | Drama | War

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Rated R for strong graphic violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

21 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Inglorious Bastards  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,054,676, 21 August 2009, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$120,540,719, 17 December 2009

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$313,600,000
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

At the premiere, Colonel Landa is wearing a golden medal around his neck which covers his tie. This is the Knights Cross of the War Merit Cross, in gold with swords, to recognize non-combat contributions to the Third Reich war effort. Only nine awards were made during the war, and it was actually instituted in October 1944, so it was impossible for Landa to be a recipient. Although, since this movie is a fictional story, set against the backdrop of World War II, the point is rendered moot, considering Tarantino's storytelling capabilities. See more »

Goofs

The Brigitte Horney card on Archie Hilcox's forehead changes direction in between takes. See more »

Quotes

General Ed Fenech: [reading Lt. Hicox's personnel file] It says here you speak German fluently?
Lt. Archie Hicox: Like a Katzenjammer Kid.
General Ed Fenech: And your occupation before the war?
Lt. Archie Hicox: I'm a film critic.
General Ed Fenech: List your accomplishments?
Lt. Archie Hicox: Well, sir, such as they are, I write reviews and articles for a publication called 'Films & Filmmakers.' As well as our sister publication.
General Ed Fenech: What's that called?
Lt. Archie Hicox: 'Flickers Bi-Monthly', and I've had two books published.
General Ed Fenech: Impressive. Don't be modest, Lieutenant. What are their titles?
Lt. Archie Hicox: The first book was called 'Art of ...
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Crazy Credits

The film uses the 1963-1990 Universal Pictures logo. See more »


Soundtracks

WHAT'D I SAY
(1959)
Written by Ray Charles
Performed by Rare Earth
Courtesy of Motown Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Brave, unique and just sheer brilliant!
2 June 2009 | by See all my reviews

Inglorious Basterds makes no apologies, asks for no forgiveness, it's a no holds barred assault on the senses. Tarantino doesn't care if he offends, if he steps all over stereotypes and clichés, this is film making at it purest. It's great to see a film maker whose work clearly isn't interfeared with by the powers that be. Tarantino is a master of effortlessly cranking up immense tension and suddenly mixing it with laugh out loud moments; you're not sure if you should be looking away in disgust or rolling around laughing, either way it's a roller coaster and one not to be missed! It's not for everyone, certainly if you're not a fan of Tarantino's style, this may be a little hard to swallow, but never-the-less, it is a film which simply has to be seen. No self respecting film fan should miss this. And the performance of Christoph Waltz... Oscar don't you dare ignore him!!


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