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The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Adventure, War  |  15 June 1967 (USA)
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A US Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers in World War II.

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Storyline

A Major with an attitude problem and a history of getting things done is told to interview military prisoners with death sentences or long terms for a dangerous mission; To parachute behind enemy lines and cause havoc for the German Generals at a rest house on the eve of D-Day. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Train them! Excite them! Arm them!...Then turn them loose on the Nazis!

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Action | Adventure | War

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Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

15 June 1967 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Doce del patíbulo  »

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SEK 8,990,000 (Sweden)
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1.75 : 1
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Trivia

Director Robert Aldrich intended the film as an anti-war allegory for what was happening in Vietnam. See more »

Goofs

When Major Reisman and his driver are coming up to the gate where the men will have parachute training, we see a brief glimpse of the guard at the shack on the phone. Then a closeup of the guard shows him with his weapon still on his shoulder. He unshoulders the weapon and calls to announce their arrival. See more »

Quotes

Joseph T. Wladislaw: Killin' generals could get to be a habit with me.
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Crazy Credits

The opening credits don't occur until 10 minutes into the film. While it is common nowadays for films to have a pre-credits sequence, it was considered innovative in 1967. See more »

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Referenced in Just a Minute: Episode #3.4 (1995) See more »

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Ballroom Waltz No.1
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Music by Bronislau Kaper
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