World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a rest area. While most of the men withdraw from their positions facing a German pillbox at the far side of a mine-field, half a dozen men are left to protect a wide front. By various ruses, they manage to convince the Germans that a large force is still holding the position. Then Reese leads two of the men in an unauthorized and unsuccessful attack on the pillbox, in which the other two are killed; and when the main platoon returns, he is threatened with court-martial. Rather than face the disgrace, and in an attempt to show he was right, he makes a one-man attack on the pillbox.

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Hell Is For Heroes (1962)

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War/Drama · 1h 30m · 6/26/1962

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ONLY 6 G.I.'s and they had to hold off the whole damn German army!

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World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a rest area. While most of the men withdraw from their positions facing a German pillbox at the far side of a mine-field, half a dozen men are left to protect a wide front. By various ruses, they manage to convince the Germans that a large force is still holding the position. Then Reese leads two of the men in an unauthorized and unsuccessful attack on the pillbox, in which the other two are killed; and when the main platoon returns, he is threatened with court-martial. Rather than face the disgrace, and in an attempt to show he was right, he makes a one-man attack on the pillbox.

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Status

Released

Languages

English, German, Polish

Country

United States

Production Company

Paramount Pictures

Budget

$2,500,000
Cast
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Steve McQueen

Reese
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Bobby Darin

Pvt. Corby
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Fess Parker

Sgt. Pike
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Harry Guardino

Sgt. Larkin
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James Coburn

Cpl. Henshaw
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Mike Kellin

Pvt. Kolinsky
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Joseph Hoover

Capt. Loomis
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Bill Mullikin

Pvt. Cumberly
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L.Q. Jones

Supply Sgt. Frazer
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Michele Montau

Monique Ouidel
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Don Haggerty

Capt. Mace
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Nick Adams

Homer Janeczek
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Bob Newhart

Pvt. Driscoll
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Chuck Hicks

Soldier (uncredited)
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Robert Phillips

Jeep driver (uncredited)
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Stephen Ferry

Sgt. Morgan
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Simon Prescott

Thomas
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Richard Adams

Sergeant
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Fred Cavens

Old Man
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Louis J. Gasnier

Old Man
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Tipp McClure

German Prisoner
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Fred Ross

Sergeant
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Glenn Stensel

Medic
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James Turley

Corporal
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Guy Way

Sergeant
Crew
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Don Siegel

Director
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Richard Carr

Writer
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Robert Pirosh

Writer
Disc Releases
Disc Title Front Cover

Hell Is for Heroes

(Blu-ray, Keep Case (HD Slim, Low))

4/11/2023

Disc Title Front Cover

Hell Is for Heroes

(DVD)

Disc Title Front Cover

Hell is for Heroes

(DVD)

5/22/2001

Disc Title Front Cover

Hell Is For Heroes

(DVD)

5/9/2006

Disc Title Front Cover

Hell Is For Heroes

(DVD, Keep Case (Std.))

5/22/2001

Disc Title Front Cover

Hell Is For Heroes

(DVD)

5/21/2013

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