When Trumpets Fade (1998)





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This gripping WWII drama is set amid the carnage and slaughter of the Hurtgen Forest battle when the Allies moved on toward Germany. Private Manning hopes for a transfer away from the frontline combat, but when he's the only survivor of his platoon, Manning's rank is upgraded to sergeant.
R (adult situations/language, violence)
Drama , Television
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Ron Eldard
as Manning
Frank Whaley
as Chamberlain
Zak Orth
as Sanderson
Martin Donovan
as Captain Pritchett
Dan Futterman
as Despin
Dwight Yoakam
as Lieutenant Colonel
Dylan Bruno
as Talbot
Bobby Cannavale
as Captain Zenek
Frank Kobe
as German Sergeant
Andras Stohl
as Wounded Soldier
Peter Thomas
as News Footage Narrator
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Critic Reviews for When Trumpets Fade

All Critics (3)

This is a gritty, workmanlike WW11, HBO made for TV movie...

Full Review… | December 31, 1999
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Audience Reviews for When Trumpets Fade

The music is rotten. Otherwise, this is a fine war movie, and the opposite of much that was popular at the time outside of it being bloody. It is dark, cynical, and brutal. It was also done on the cheap, but still pulls it off nicely.

Sean Chick
Sean Chick

8/4/15 Amazon Prime A good war story with some tense, realistic battle scenes that does a good job of capturing the fear, brutality and randomness of war. Especially liked the unexpected ending. Dialogue was pretty weak and the requisite poor leadership was there but otherwise good film.

Nick Ueber
Nick Ueber

If you like war movies this is superb. It is well acted and realistically done with a compelling story. The cast is well chosen also. I am fussy about my WW2 movies, but this is one of the best around.

paul richards
paul richards

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