Samuel Fuller's episodic THE BIG RED ONE is a powerful, humorous, and touching autobiographical film that's the last of the great WWII movies.
In 1942, a Sergeant (Lee Marvin) leads a group of raw recruits in the First Infantry Division (nicknamed "the Big Red One"), including a quartet dubbed "The Four Horsemen"--Griff (Mark Hamill), a sharpshooter; Zab (Robert Carradine), an aspiring novelist; Vinci (Bobby Di Cicco), an
Italian-American; and Johnson (Kelly Ward), a farmboy. In 1943 Sicily, with the help of a boy whose mother has been killed, they manage to destroy a huge German gun that's concealed at the top of a mountain. On D-Day in 1944, they take part in ...