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

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21 August 2009 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Inglorious Bastards  »

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$75,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£3,596,415 (UK) (21 August 2009)

Gross:

$120,540,719 (USA) (17 December 2009)
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Trivia

The final cut of the film ran three hours and ten minutes. Before its first public showing, Quentin Tarantino and Sally Menke cut it down to its final length in two days. See more »

Goofs

The large map on the wall behind Hitler shows several Swastika-covered countries that were no under German control by 1944, as has already been reported by other contributors. However, there was one more glaring error on the map--Finland has a Swastika over it. Finland was never invaded by Germany; its only enemy during the war was the Soviet Union, which couldn't completely defeat it, but won some areas of control. See more »

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Lt. Aldo Raine: You know, where I'm from...
Col. Hans Landa: Yeah, where is that, exactly?
Lt. Aldo Raine: Maynardville, Tennessee.
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Lt. Aldo Raine: I've done my share of bootlegging. Up 'ere, if you engage in what the federal government calls 'illegal activity,' but what we call 'just a man tryin' to make a livin' for his family sellin' moonshine liquor,' it behooves oneself to keep his wits. Long story short, we hear a story too good to be true... it ain't.
Col. Hans Landa: Sitting in your chair, I would probably say the same thing. And 999 point 999 times out of a ...
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Both the opening and closing credits change fonts numerous times, displaying typefaces seen in a variety of earlier and subsequent Tarantino films. See more »

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References Domino (1943) See more »

Soundtracks

RABBIA E TARANTELLA
(1974)
Written by Ennio Morricone
Performed by Ennio Morricone
Courtesy of GDM Music S.r.l. on behalf of Universal Music Publishing Ricordi S.r.l
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Waltz is a Genius!!!!!
23 July 2009 | by (dundee) – See all my reviews

I had the PRIVILEGE of attending the UK premier of Inglorious Basterds this evening! Having seen the trailers i had high hopes but had doubts due to a string of self indulgent films (c'mon lets be honest, self indulgence is his tarantinos middle name)

I was surprised to find though that he had pulled the cat out of the bag with this one. The film is rich with interesting dialogue, Perfect timed comedy with a dash of brutal assassination.

The crowning glory of this film though lies with Christoph Waltz whom no fault or error can be found. He manages to create a real tension in the audience whilst remaining quite "theatrical" (couldn't think of a better word). He definitely deserved his prize at Cannes and is heading for an Oscar no doubt!!!! Hoping to see him in something again soon!


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