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Trivia / Battle of the Bulge

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  • Box Office Bomb: Cost $6.5million to make; rentals bumped revenue up to $4.5million.
  • California Doubling: The whole film was shot in Spain. This is a particularly unfortunate case of California Doubling as Spain looks absolutely nothing like the snowy Ardennes forest of Luxembourg and Belgium.
  • Deleted Scene: According to The Other Wiki there are a couple of scenes that were deleted from specific versions of the movie. The one scene that was completely deleted from VHS and DVD releases has Hessler getting shot at by a young boy who was then captured. The boy's father shows up and begs for mercy. Naturally, the boy was spared, but the father was executed.
    • It must have been some versions of the DVD as the widescreen version seems to include the scene.
  • Disowned Adaptation: Sort of; Dwight D. Eisenhower hated the movie so much that he disapproved it in a press conference. Many veteran associations also denounced it.
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  • Fake Nationality: Robert Shaw is the only English-speaking member of the German side of the cast to portray a German. The rest are all played by real Germans.
  • In Memoriam: The film's dedication credits statement states: "This picture is dedicated to the one million men who fought in this great battle of World War II".
  • Uncredited Role: Dino De Laurentiis apparently helped produce, but is uncredited.