The Last Rescue

The Last Rescue is a 2015 war film directed by Eric Colley and starring Brett Cullen. During World War II, three American soldiers and two Army Corps nurses are stranded in enemy territory. They take a high-ranking German officer as hostage and attempt to plan their escape.


Months after D-Day in northern France in the fall of 1944, there is a fire-fight between the Germans and Americans. Pvt. James Lewis sees his friend killed in the trench beside him. He freezes and does not return fire at the German soldier. As a result, Captain Becket is wounded and he labels Lewis a coward. Nurse 1st Lt. Vera Cornish orders nurse 2nd Lt. Nancy Bell off a transportation truck to assist in the surgery of Capt. Becket. German soldiers return and kill the doctor and capture the wounded Becket, Lewis, Lt. Maxwell and the two nurses. As the American POWs are moved, Paratrooper Griggs and Fisher rescue them. In the struggle Maxwell knifes a German guard. While planning their next move, an SS officer shoots and kills Fisher. Angered Griggs physically attacks and kills the German and SS-Obersturmfuhrer Dittrich surrenders himself to the Americans.