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Sgt. Sullivan puts together a group of Italian-Americans into disguise as Italian soldiers in order to infiltrate a North African camp held by the Italians. After the soldiers have knifed ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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MSgt. Sullivan
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Captain Valli
Giampiero Albertini ...
Aldo
Marino Masé ...
Italian Lt. Tomassini
Götz George ...
Oberleutnant Rudi
...
Corbi
Ivano Staccioli ...
Rodolfo, Radio Man
Marilù Tolo ...
Adriana
Joachim Fuchsberger ...
Oberleutnant Heitzel Agen (Professor) (as Akim Berg)
Heinz Reincke ...
Offizier Hans
Helmut Schmid ...
Sergeant Miller
Otto Stern ...
Sergeant Braumann
Pier Luigi Anchisi ...
Riccio
Gianni Brezza ...
Marco
Duilio Del Prete ...
Bruno
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Storyline

Sgt. Sullivan puts together a group of Italian-Americans into disguise as Italian soldiers in order to infiltrate a North African camp held by the Italians. After the soldiers have knifed the Italians in their beds, they find a hooker living at the camp. Sullivan's commandos are to hold this camp and its weaponry until an American battalion arrives, all the while these Italian-Americans pretend to be Italian soldiers, often hosting the enemy. Lt. Valli is a young, "green," by-the-book officer who constantly argues with Sgt. Sullivan, who tells his superior that he has no idea what he is doing. One man on the base, probably a touch from Argento, is an entomologist who is needlessly killed. Things go terribly wrong after that. Written by Scott Hutchins <scottandrewh@home.com>

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Seven men who stood between Rommel's Afrika Korps and ultimate victory.

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Action | Drama | War

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19 November 1968 (Italy)  »

Also Known As:

Sullivan's Marauders  »

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Hopefully, they were wearing their Italian badges of rank more properly than than as yanks. Captains bars are never worn centered on the epaulet of a dress uniform. Only a General's star is ever worn centered at this location. All others are worn out on the sewed-down part. If Italians were dropped behind American lines as a "captain" was wearing his that way, they would have been suspect immediately. See more »

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One of the Worst Movies of All Times
11 February 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't know what film the people here saw. This is not a Dirty Dozen or even a Play Dirty. This is a cheaply made, horribly acted, horribly scripted, boring piece of junk. It's not even worth a dollar. They should pay someone to sit through this garbage heap.

Jack Kelly looks really embarrassed to be in this film. I really can't fault his terrible acting job because the script was written for 5 year olds. And Lee Van Cleaf is just as bad. He is totally wooden, listless, and sweats the whole film. He utters such stupid lines as, "This ain't a Halloween Party".

Even the woman in this film is hard to look at and has nothing what so ever to do with the plot. The action scene at the end is at least passable, but aside from that, I'd rather cough up 3 bucks and rent the Dirty Dozen.


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