Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed

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Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed
Saints and Soldiers - Airborne Creed.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRyan Little
Produced byAdam Abel
Ryan Little
Written byLamonte Grey
Lincoln Hoppe
StarringCorbin Allred
David Nibley
Jasen Wade
Music byJ Bateman
CinematographyRyan Little
StudioGo Films
Distributed byPurdie Distribution
Release dates
  • August 17, 2012 (2012-08-17)
Running time94 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish
 
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Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed
Saints and Soldiers - Airborne Creed.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Directed byRyan Little
Produced byAdam Abel
Ryan Little
Written byLamonte Grey
Lincoln Hoppe
StarringCorbin Allred
David Nibley
Jasen Wade
Music byJ Bateman
CinematographyRyan Little
StudioGo Films
Distributed byPurdie Distribution
Release dates
  • August 17, 2012 (2012-08-17)
Running time94 minutes
CountryUnited States
LanguageEnglish

Saints and Soldiers: Airborne Creed is a 2012 war film set during the invasion of Southern France in World War II. It was directed by Ryan Little, written by Lamont Gray and Lincoln Hoppe and starring Corbin Allred, David Nibley, and Jasen Wade. The film's story has no relation to the events or characters portrayed in the 2003 war film Saints and Soldiers, although both films feature actor Corbin Allred and share a director.

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Members of the 517th Parachute Regimental Combat Team parachute into Occupied France and come under fire, getting separated from their units. Three paratroopers, Curtis, Rossi, and Jones, meet and begin making their way to their intended drop zone in Les Arcs. En route, they encounter members of the French Resistance and small infantry and armored patrols of the German army. Flashbacks show some of the back story of the Resistance fighters as well as the airborne soldiers' lives back home, and reciting of the 'airborne creed' becomes a touchstone for continued perseverance and offensive action under fire.

One skirmish ends with Sgt. Jones catching a German captain, Erich, alone in the woods; an off-camera gunshot suggests that he has shot the captain. As the group travels together, Rossi begins a flirtation with Emilie, an attractive young Resistance fighter. Later, the paratroopers and Resistance ambush a small German tank convoy. Casualties are high on both sides, including Rossi, who apparently dies from his wounds in the hands of the same German officer who had been caught earlier by Jones.

Erich carries Rossi's body to an abandoned warehouse. When Rossi regains consciousnesses, he finds that he's been bandaged by the German. Erich tries to make friends, but Rossi questions whether he should hate Erich and why Erich didn't hate him. When night falls, Erich is writing in his notebook and wincing in pain. He pulls back his shirt to reveal he has been shot in the gut. In the morning, Erich is dead and Rossi is rescued by a patrol of Americans.

In the regimental field hospital, Rossi learns that Jones was transported to a hospital and Curtis was K.I.A, along with most of the French Resistance members. Rossi again meets Emilie, who has come to look for him. Rossi and Emilie are happy to reunite.

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