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The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, War | 22 October 1967 (UK)
During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Trini López ...
Pedro Jiminez (as Trini Lopez)
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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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D-Day Began When The Dirty Dozen Were Done! See more »


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Release Date:

22 October 1967 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Das dreckige Dutzend  »


Box Office


$5,400,000 (estimated)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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When Cleveland Browns' fullback Jim Brown signed on as Jefferson, Robert Aldrich beefed up his part because he was such a big football fan. See more »


In the beginning when Major Reisman is being given his mission, one of the officers speaking to him wears the ribbon for the Army Commendation medal (green with white stripes). The scene is set in 1944, yet Congress did not institute this medal until 1945. See more »


Major John Reisman: Boy, do I love that Franko.
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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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Music by Johann Strauss
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Now That Is What I Would Call 12 Angry Men.
30 October 2003 | by See all my reviews

Heart-pounding and adrenaline-rushing action giant that still packs a punch that will knock you out. A dozen criminals (Oscar-nominee John Cassavetes, Telly Savalas, Jim Brown, Charles Bronson and Donald Sutherland being the major standouts) are trained for a suicide mission into Nazi territory in 1944 and act as assassins. If you want to catch a thief, you hire a thief and that is the same principle used throughout this impressive motion picture. Lee Marvin does some of his best work as the leader of the rag-tag bunch of miscreants. Serves its purpose to near perfection. 4.5 out of 5 stars.

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