WHEN TRUMPETS FADE (Television Release USA 1998)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì

When Trumpets Fade
works action scenes realistically and notably; but, unfortunately, operates on a thin storyline and fails to catch its WOW! factor. After watching, the audience may wonder ‘what was that all about?’, ‘why was it important?’, and ‘what was I supposed to take away from this film?’

Film Poster Courtesy of Wikipedia


A young man rises from private to second lieutenant due to a series of incidents during the Battle of the Hürtgen Forest.

Additional Thanks

Thank you to Director John Irvin for directing effort. Thank you to Executive Producers David Ginsburg, Judy Hofflund, and Gavin Polone for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include:
Manning (Ron Eldard), Private Warren Sanderson (Zak Orth), Chamberlain (Frank Whaley), Sergeant Talbot (Dylan Bruno), Lonnie (Devon Gummersall), Despin (Dan Futterman), Baxter (Steven Petrarca), Lieutenant Colonel (Dwight Yoakam), Captain Pritchett (Martin Donovan), Lieutenant Lukas (Timothy Olyphant), Bobby (Jeffrey Donovan), and Captain Zenek (Bobby Cannavale).

Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Maybe. Read a plotline before you go to understand how this important battle fits into the war effort to enhance appreciation of the action scenes.

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