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James Coburn Starer Cross of Iron Movie (1977) Release
Date of Releases : 8 March 1977 (UK)
Director : Sam Peckinpah
Writers : Julius J. Epstein (screenplay), Walter Kelley (screenplay)
Star Cast: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason
Brief: In 1943, in the Russian front, the decorated leader Rolf Steiner is promoted to Sergeant after another successful mission. Meanwhile the upper-class and arrogant Prussian Captain Hauptmann Stransky is assigned as the new commander of his squad. After a bloody battle of Steiner’s squad against the Russian troops led by the brave Lieutenant Meyer that dies in the combat, the coward Stransky claims that he led his squad against the Russian and requests to be awarded with the Iron of Cross to satisfy his personal ambition together with his aristocratic family. Stransky gives the names of Steiner and of the homosexual Lieutenant Triebig as witnesses of his accomplishment, but Steiner, who has problems with the chain of command in the army and with the arrogance of Stransky, refuses to participate in the fraud.
Rating: Rated R