A British multinational seeks to overthrow a vicious dictator in central Africa. It hires a band of (largely aged) mercenaries in London and sends them in to save the virtuous but ... See full summary »
Andrew V. McLaglen
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During World War II, a special fighting unit is formed that combines a crack Canadian Army unit and a conglomeration of U.S. Army misfits who had previously served time in military jails. After an initial period of conflict between the two groups, their enmity turns to respect and friendship, and the unit is sent Italy to attempt a dangerous mission that has heretofore been considered impossible to carry out. Written by
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Robert T. Frederick, the commander of the Devil's Brigade, had a mustache in real life, but William Holden, who reportedly did not like his own image on film with a mustache, refused to grow or wear a false one while portraying Frederick in the movie. See more »
Canadians do not consider the term "Canuck" to be disparaging. If they did, there would not have been an aircraft flown by the RCAF called the CF-100 Canuck nor would there be an NHL Hockey team called the Vancouver Canucks. However, many Americans do consider Canuck to be a derogatory term, and use it as such. See more »
Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick:
[to Major Bricker]
You've been in-and-out of nine different camps because you're the biggest chiseler, hustler, and scrounger in the whole Army. Well, in two weeks our first recruits arrive, and whatever they need, and whatever this camp needs, you're going to supply. How you do it is your own business. So start hustling.
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The copyright date in the opening credits is MCMXLVIII, which would be 1948, not 1968, when the film was actually produced. See more »
A great movie which serves as a link to my grandfather.
My grandfather passed away when I was 14. He was a member of the First Special Service Force "The Devil's Brigade". While the movie is not 100% historically accurate, it gives me a link to my grandfather. When I watch the movie it gives me an appreciation of what he did to serve his country. I would recommend this movie to anyone with an interest in WWII.
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