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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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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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World War II Has Its Heroes And Its Miracles. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 September 2008 (USA)  »

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Untitled Spike Lee WWII Project  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Trivia

Naomi Campbell was originally cast in the film, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts. See more »

Goofs

Before arriving at General Almond's headquarters, the caption reads "92nd Infantry Division Regimental Headquarters." This is clearly the Division Headquarters as General Almond is the division commander of the 92nd Infantry division and wears the two stars of a major general. See more »

Quotes

Livingston: There's no control in life. Wherever you go, wherever you hide, there's risk.
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Connections

Referenced in The O'Reilly Factor: Episode dated 27 June 2008 (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

He's Got The Whole World In His Hand
Traditional Negro Spiritual
Vocal Arranged by David Morrow
Orchestral Arrangement by Terence Blanchard
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Almost excellent.
7 September 2009 | by See all my reviews

I don't know why everyone here keeps telling that this movie is bad, because it's definitely rather good. Only thing to take out of plot was mas execution of civilians which I couldn't take and just pressed "skip the scene". From the very beginning, where troops advancing to enemy lines got under artillery and machine-gun fire dialogs are interesting and realistic, let alone so called hook from first minutes where black postman kills his customer for no apparent reason. It cost $45M to produce and true that commercially it has become a screw up but not everything revolves around money. I say it has no major faults in plot, definitely no more than any other picture does. And that story with Italian girl - Renata was her name, all is fair in love and war. Definitely worth seeing. Comparison to Save Private Ryan is not applicable.


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