With the film “The Rebels of Word War II – Operation Avalanche” (in short: “The Rebels of WWII“) UCM.ONE is releasing the new action war film by The Asylum on the U1 Films Berlin label feat. Eric Roberts (“Runaway Train“, “Dark Knight“, “The Expendables“), William Baldwin (“Fair Game“, “Backdraft“, “Sliver“), Geoff Meed (“Fast & Furious Five“) and Danny Trejo (“Machete“, “From Dusk till Dawn“).
The film, based on true events during the Second World War, will be released in Germany, Austria and Switzerland in the uncut version.
September 1943, the Second World War is at its height and preparations for Operation Avalanche, code name for the Allied charge in the Gulf of Salerno, are in full swing.
The Liberty supply ship, the S.S. Lawton B. Evans under the command of Lt. William Snow (Eric Roberts), is to deliver material to form a bridgehead at Salerno, supported by two patrol torpedo boats. But just off the coast of Italy, the ship is caught in the crossfire of a German U-boat and two massive land-based 88mm Wehrmacht guns. Against the orders of General Bradley (William Baldwin),
Snow decides to go on a suicide mission. He wants to go ashore with a small unit and destroy the gun turrets. He is supported not only by death-defying marines, but also by the Mexican cook (Danny Trejo), who has a score of his own to settle with the Nazi regime…
The ship SS Lawton B. Evans
The SS Lawton B. Evans, featured in this film, was launched in 1943 and was a “Liberty Ship” The “Liberty Ships” were mass produced in the USA. The British concept was adopted by the United States because of its simple and inexpensive construction. Mass produced on an unprecedented scale, the Liberty Ship became a symbol of US industrial achievement during the war. The class was designed to fulfil British orders for transports to replace lost ships.
Eighteen American shipyards built 2,710 Liberty ships between 1941 and 1945), by far the largest number of ships ever built to a single design. (The SS Lawton B. Evans survived the war and was scrapped in 1960 in the port of Baltimore, Maryland).
Comments about the movie
“The Rebels of WW II is a riveting and action-packed film about an intense naval operation in World War II.” (horrorsociety.com)
“The Rebels of WW II not only tells a true story, but also gives us details never before told on film about what happened in 1942.” (IMDb)
Picture format DVD: WS 2.35:1 (anamorphic; picture format Blu-Ray: WS 2.35:1 / 1080p 23,976 | Running time DVD: approx. 84 min; Running time Blu-Ray: approx. 88 min | Sound formats: German DD 5.1; English DD 5.1 | Extras: Original Trailer, Trailershow | Genre: Action, War | FSK 16