Miracle at St. Anna
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Miracle at St. Anna

160 min
Action | Crime | Drama | Thriller | War
IMDB rate:
Spike Lee
2 wins & 9 nominations
Country: USA
Release Date: 2008-09-26
Filming Locations: Former Greenpoint Savings Bank Main Branch - 807 Manhattan Avenue, Greenpoint, Brooklyn, New York City, New York, USA
Budget: $45,000,000
Opening Weekend: $3,477,996 (USA) (28 September 2008)
Gross: $7,916,887 (USA) (23 November 2008)
John Leguizamo
John Leguizamo
Miracle at St. Anna
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Joseph Gordon-Levitt
Miracle at St. Anna
Derek Luke
Derek Luke
Miracle at St. Anna
Michael Ealy
Sergeant Bishop Cummings
Laz Alonso
Corporal Hector Negron
Omar Benson Miller
Private First Class Sam Train
Pierfrancesco Favino
Peppi 'The Great Butterfly' Grotta
Valentina Cervi
Matteo Sciabordi
Angelo Torancelli (The Boy)
John Turturro
Detective Antonio 'Tony' Ricci
Kerry Washington
Zana Wilder
D.B. Sweeney
Colonel Driscoll
Robert John Burke
General Ned Almond
Omari Hardwick
Platoon Commander Huggs
Omero Antonutti
Sergio Albelli
Lidia Biondi
Matteo Romoli
Massimo Sarchielli
Giselda Volodi
Giulia Weber
Max Malatesta
Major Gerhard Bergmann
Ralph Palka
Lieutenant Claussen
Massimo De Santis
Don Innocenzo Lazzeri
Livia Taruffi
Michele De Virgilio
Michael Kenneth Williams
Tucker (Scared Soldier) (as Michael K. Williams)
Laila Petrone
Luigi Lo Cascio
Angelo Torancelli (Adult)
Alexandra Maria Lara
Axis Sally
Jan Pohl
Hans Brundt
Walton Goggins
Captain Nokes
Tory Kittles
Lieutenant Birdsong
Stephen Monroe Taylor
Captain Rudden
André Holland
Private Needles
Christian Berkel
Captain Eichholz
Waldemar Kobus
Colonel Pflueger
Chiara Francini
Giovanni Zigliotto
Federigo Ceci
Agnese Nano
Leonardo Borzonasca
Malcolm Goodwin
Sean Ryal
Brad Leland
Trueheart Frazier
Rodney 'Bear' Jackson
Ilion Hinson
Oliver Korittke
Fritz Bennecke
Kai Meyer
Karl Lessner
Alexander Beyer
Nazi Soldier
Usman Sharif
Radio Operator Hughes
Matteo Bonetti
Blind Accordion Player
Leland Gantt
John Jelks
Detective Dillard
Al Palagonia
Detective Haggerty
Curt Lowens
Dr. Everton Brooks
John Hawkes
Herb Redneck
Douglas M. Griffin
MP Freddy Naughton
Joe Chrest
MP Doyle Ellis
Peter Frechette
Peter Hammond
De'Adre Aziza
Limary Agosto
Sonia (Postal Worker) (as Lily Agosto)
Lemon Andersen
Sixto (Postal Worker) (as Lemon Anderson)
Marcia Jean Kurtz
Post Office Customer
Colman Domingo
West Indian Postal Customer
Peter Kybart
Judge Trinkoff
Rebecca Naomi Jones
Zana Wilder's Assistant
Michael Den Dekker
Michael Decker (Legal Aid Attorney) (as Michael Dendekker)
Karyl Sloan
Herb's Wife
Robinson Wendt
Herb's Son
Kesia Elwin
Lourdes Negron
Hans Schoeber
German POW #1
Dieter Riesle
German POW #2
Eugene Brell
German POW #3
Lars Gerhard
German POW #4
Nicholas Thompson
German POW #5
Matthew Carroll
German POW #6
Adrian Washington
Buffalo Soldier
Alexander Brathwaite
Buffalo Soldier
Booker T. Washington
Buffalo Soldier
Bryant Pearson
Buffalo Soldier
Basil Scrivens
Buffalo Soldier
Cedric Ido
Buffalo Soldier
Cerrone may
Buffalo Soldier
Christopher Greene
Buffalo Soldier
Courtney Charles
Buffalo Soldier
Deantre Williams
Buffalo Soldier
Dexter M. Pitts
Buffalo Soldier
Kalon Jackson
Buffalo Soldier
Elijah Moreland
Buffalo Soldier
Ezra Mabengeza
Buffalo Soldier
Haas Manning
Jimmie Pinckney
Buffalo Soldier
Jonathan Robinson
Buffalo Soldier
Karim French
Buffalo Soldier
Kwane Spinks
Buffalo Soldier
Lionel Cineas Jr.
Buffalo Soldier
Logan Coles
Buffalo Soldier
Parrish McLean
Buffalo Soldier
Randy Wilkins
Buffalo Soldier
Richard Ward
Buffalo Soldier
Ronald Wimberly
Buffalo Soldier
Shawn Luckey
Buffalo Soldier
Theron Smith
Buffalo Soldier
Tracy Mazyck
Buffalo Soldier
Yarc Lewinson
Buffalo Soldier
Zay Smith
Buffalo Soldier
Niklas Bardeli
Nazi Soldier
David Bredin
Nazi Soldier
Arne Burchard
Nazi Soldier (as Arne Axel-Georg Burchard)
Tim Eberts
Nazi Soldier
Joseph John Florio
Nazi Soldier
Jeff Fischer
Nazi Soldier
Robert Heinle
Nazi Soldier
Thomas M. Held
Nazi Soldier (as Thomas Maximilian Held)
Sascha Heymans
Nazi Soldier (as Sascha Alex Heymans)
Timo Jacobs
Nazi Soldier
Florian Kaufmann
Nazi Soldier
Jens Kauffmann
Nazi Soldier (as Jens Magnus M. Kauffmann)
Siggi Kautz
Nazi Soldier (as Siegfried Kautz)
Torsten Knippertz
Nazi Soldier
Daniel Peter Paul Komma
Nazi Soldier
Sebastian Koslowski
Nazi Soldier
Matze Lehmann
Nazi Soldier (as Matthias Ulrich Lehmann)
Robin Alexander Michel
Nazi Soldier
Andreas Pfundstein
Nazi Soldier
Tobias Riefer
Nazi Soldier (as Tobias Oliver Riefer)
Axel Schumacher
Nazi Soldier
Dirk Sikorski
Nazi Soldier (as Dirk Walter Sikorski)
Tom Sommerlatte
Nazi Soldier
Claudius von Stolzmann
Nazi Soldier (as Claudius R. von Stolzmann)
Tibor Taylor
Nazi Soldier
René Carsten Wedeward
Nazi Soldier
Lukas Martin Weiss
Nazi Soldier
Arthur Werner
Nazi Soldier
Bastian Zessner
Nazi Soldier
Adrian Zwicker
Nazi Soldier
Reid Harris Cooper
Inmate (uncredited)
Hank Eulau
Philip E Jones
80's Guy
Max Maxy
Corrections Officer #2
Marco Pancrazi
Adam S. Phillips
Prisoner (uncredited)
Did you know?
Naomi Campbell was originally cast in the film, but had to drop out due to scheduling conflicts.
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Wesley Snipes was originally cast in the film, but was forced to drop out due to pending tax-evasion charges.
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When 1983-Rudolpho asks Negron for stamps, it refreshes his memory of SGT Stamps, prompting him to "defend (him)self" with the Luger he was given, nearly 40 years ago.
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In the last scene, the main character is standing "alone" on a deserted beach, and does not see the man in the beach chair 50 yards to his right, with the head of the sculpture (the central item in the entire movie) on a table, until another character shows him.
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Before arriving at General Almond's headquarters, the caption reads "92nd Infantry Division Regimental Headquarters." This is clearly the Division Headquarters as General Almond is the division commander of the 92nd Infantry division and wears the two stars of a major general.
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General Ned Almond's Colt 1911 is a post-war gun. The grip medallions are of postwar style.
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Livingston: Safety is the greatest risk of all, because safety leaves no room for miracles and miracles are the only sure thing in life.
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Sergeant Bishop Cummings: Girl, let me trim your garden.
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Livingston: There's no control in life. Wherever you go, wherever you hide, there's risk.
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Is 'Miracle at St. Anna' based on a book?
Yes. Miracle at St. Anna is also a 2003 novel written by American writer and musician James McBride.
A Note Regarding Spoilers
The following FAQ entries may contain spoilers. Only the biggest ones (if any) will be covered with spoiler tags. Spoiler tags have been used sparingly in order to make the page more readable.
How closely does the movie follow the book?
Those who have both read the book and the script say that several themes in the book have been enhanced for the movie. The supernatural aspect has been muted somewhat, but the religious Christian aspect has been made more pointed for characters on all sides...Bufflo Soldiers, Italians and Germans. Other details were also changed. For example, Hector didn't earn a purple heart but a silver star. Rudolfo recognizes the fact that he's going to get shot and doesn't seem to have come to terms with it. [In the book he doesn't realize until the last second what's happening and is a little more OK with his fate.] Hector barely ever looks at who comes up to the window. In the book, he looks, notices a flashy ring, and then looks to see whose face it is. [This is important to the story because it is this small detail that makes the viewer/reader realize that the Black Butterfly has exacted his revenge from beyond the grave.] The movie's script seems to draw out a sex scene that was only referenced in the book.
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Photos from cast
John Leguizamo Joseph Gordon-Levitt Derek Luke