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Miracle at St. Anna (2008)

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Set in 1944 Italy, the story of four black American soldiers who get trapped in a Tuscan village during WWII.

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2 wins & 9 nominations. See more awards »
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Ludovico
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Storyline

Christmas, 1983. A New York postal clerk, a Buffalo Soldier in Italy in World War II, shoots a stranger. In his apartment, police find a valuable Italian marble head, missing since the war. Flashbacks tell the story of four Black soldiers who cross Tuscany's Serchio River, dodging German and friendly fire. With a shell-shocked boy in tow, they reach the village of Colognora. Orders via radio tell them to capture a German soldier for questioning about a counteroffensive. In the village, a beautiful woman, partisans that include a traitor and a local legend, the boy, and the story of a recent massacre connect to the postal worker's anguish forty years later. And the miracle? Written by <jhailey@hotmail.com>

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Some black people will live to tell the Story See more »


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Rated R for strong war violence, language and some sexual content/nudity | See all certifications »

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26 September 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Untitled Spike Lee WWII Project  »

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Box Office

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$3,477,996, 28 September 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$7,916,887, 23 November 2008
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Naomi Campbell was originally cast in the film, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Goofs

When Nokes, Birdsong and the other soldiers get in the jeeps to leave the men/town, you can still see the propaganda posters on the wall that were torn down earlier. See more »

Quotes

Livingston: Safety is the greatest risk of all, because safety leaves no room for miracles and miracles are the only sure thing in life.
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Features The Longest Day (1962) See more »

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The Longest Day
By Maurice Jarre
Used By Permission of EMI Robbins CNALOG Inc.
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A major step forward for Lee
25 December 2009 | by See all my reviews

Lee makes a European film allowing philosophical questions and moral questions to supplant desire for personal satisfaction and identifiable this is a Spike Lee film signature patterns. There are a number of excellent directorial decisions in this film. Lee's camera is sensitive, gentle and sincere. He shows us the many ways our eyes are deceived and how much of what we perceive is illusion. I think its a great film that is inspirational, has meaning and is both emotionally and intellectually satisfying. I hope that Lee will continue to make films outside his comfort zone and articulate events from the African American experience around the world to show our contribution to history and civilization.


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