The Lost Battalion (2001)

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Based on a true story, the made-for-cable feature The Lost Battalion is set in 1918 during the final months of WWI. Assigned to capture an enemy stronghold in Charlvaux at the height of the Argonne campaign, the men of the AEF 308th Battalion, 77th Division, are led by young American major Charles Whittlesey (Rick Schroder), an inexperienced but dedicated "citizen soldier." Totally cut off from the other allied troops, unaware of their vulnerability, and barraged by "friendly fire," the 500-plus men of the 308th bravely hold their position, suffering incredible losses and unspeakable deprivations in the process -- while the battalion's superior officers, far from the firing line, callously prepare to write off the men as expendable casualties. Fairly graphic and horrifying by basic-cable standards, The Lost Battalion was filmed on-location in Luxembourg, and made its American TV debut courtesy of the A&E Channel on December 2, 2001.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Drama , Television
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Studio:
A&E Television Networks

Cast

Rick Schroder
as Maj. Charles Whittlesey
Phil McKee
as Capt. McMurty
Jamie Harris
as Sgt. Gaedeke
Jay Rodan
as Lt. Leak
Adam James
as Capt. Holderman
Daniel Caltagirone
as Pvt. Cepeglia
Michael Goldstrom
as Pvt. Rosen
Michael Brandon
as Gen. Alexander
Arthur Kremer
as Pvt. Krotoshinsky
André Vippolis
as Pvt. Pvt. Lipasti
Rhys Miles Thomas
as Pvt. Yoder
Adam James (II)
as Capt. Nelson Holderman, Co. K 307 th
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Critic Reviews for The Lost Battalion

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I believe the term is 'hamfisted.'

Full Review… | April 13, 2002
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Audience Reviews for The Lost Battalion

½

I saw this movie over Thanksgiving weekend. As a rule, I do not like war movies. This was different, very exciting and suspenseful. The fact that it was based on true to life events made this even more interesting. Rick Schroder is really great and I feel that he is underrated as an actor. Every movie I have seen him in, he always gives a top-notch performance. The setting really made you feel a sense of fear and anxiety, as if you were fighting right along-side the soldiers. Fantastic movie

Suzanne Oxford
Suzanne Oxford

Though I must say I thoroughly enjoyed it, we didn't get to know a whole lot about the characters, and at the very end of the movie it didn't quite satisfy me. Though I do feel like the movie delivered exactly what it wanted to.

Ben Carswell
Ben Carswell
½

An absolutely wonderful war drama that captures the hopelessness of World War I trench warfare. The film is unambitious and thus focuses on the predicaments of the trapped men and their will to survive. It's a wonderful story that has been given a very respectful treatment.

J.J. Wang
J.J. Wang

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