THE BIG RED ONE (Released to Theaters USA 1980)


Ben Meyers’ Rating: 3.7|5.0 Starsììì 

The Big Red One—Lee Marvin, Robert Carradine, and Mark Hamill—presents a really rough film to its audience that is difficult to watch. The story itself is very well-written and follows a nicely choreographed set of scenes that do not lose context or meaning and manage to quickly differentiate each main character's battle proclivities. Be aware that this film has sexual dialogue in addition to the violence and serves the exceptionally sophisticated and aware audience. 

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This story is about an experienced military fighting team and the way they manage to survive during World War II. 

Additional Thanks 

Thank you to Director Samuel Fuller for directing efforts. Thank you to Producer Gene Corman for making the film possible. Cast includes Lee Marvin, Mark Hamill, Robert Carradine, Bobby Di Cicco, Kelly Ward, Siegfried Rauch, and Stephane Audran.

Buy a ticket
? Yes? No? Maybe? 

Maybe. It is what it is—a rough film made for a select audience that is not faint of heart. It very thinly finds its place in the R-rated category and pushes all boundaries of that lower rating. 

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Ben Meyers 

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