Cross of Iron Poster

Release Date: April 4th, 2004

DVD Release Date: February 1st, 2000

R|1 hr 59 min

Plot Summary
During World War II, Cpl. Rolf Steiner (James Coburn) is a well-respected member of the German military and a recipient of the Iron Cross, Germany's highest military honor. Envious of Steiner's award, Capt. Hauptmann Stransky (Maximilian Schell) clashes with Steiner while leading soldiers into battle along the Russian front. Desperate to receive his own Iron Cross, Stransky takes the credit for a significant attack and sparks a heated rivalry with Steiner.

Cast: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason, David Warner, Klaus Lowitsch, Vadim Glowna, Roger Fritz, Dieter Schidor

Director: Sam Peckinpah

Genres: War

Production Co: Incorporated Television Company, Terra Filmkunst, Rapid Film, EMI Films Ltd., Jadran Film, Radiant Film GmbH

Keywords: Hospital, 1940s, Intense, Murder, Rivalry, Gritty