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The Thousand Plane Raid (1969)

 -  Adventure | War  -  July 1969 (USA)
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A U.S. Air Force colonel convinces the Allies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Col. Greg Brandon
Laraine Stephens ...
Gabrielle
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Gen. Palmer
Gary Marshal ...
Wing Cmdr. Taffy Howard
Michael Evans ...
Group Commander
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Sgt. Kruger
Noam Pitlik ...
Lt. Jacoby
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Lt. Archer
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Capt. Douglass
Tim McIntire ...
Lt. Quimby
Barry Atwater ...
Gen. Conway
Scott Thomas ...
Lt. Richman
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Middleton
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Maj. Varga
Charles Dierkop ...
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A U.S. Air Force colonel convinces the Allies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war.

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July 1969 (USA)  »

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The 1,000 Plane Raid  »

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When the ground crew and medics remove the dead bombardier from the nose of Lt Archer's plane at the end of the first mission, we hear the distinctive sound of glass breaking as they open the nose. The clear portions of the nose of a B-17 or any bomber are made of plexiglas, a plastic which makes an entirely different sound when broken. See more »

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" If it' s a completely insane idea, it will get approved "
18 September 2011 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

World War Two had many facets which claim to have been the pivotal point of the conflict. Regardless, it took the whole industry of several countries to group themselves into the Allied cause, which eventually destroyed the Nazi dream of world dominance. This is one of the key elements which was essential towards that goal. The film is called " The Thousand Plane Raid " which was directed by Boris Sagal and penned by novelist Ralph Barker. It purports to tell the story of Col. Greg Brandon (Christopher George) who proposed to group together a thousand allied B-17 Bombers to destroy a specific target producing German fighter planes. He finds that he is troubled by both the British high command as well as his own men. In addition, those closest to him realize that he is obsessed with his idea and is losing touch with everyone. A good movie, though a bit melodramatic. Nevertheless, a solid action oriented story. A fine cast which includes J.D. Cannon, Gary Marshal, Michael Evans, Gavin MacLeod and Bo Hopkins as Capt. Douglass. Recommended to War buffs. ****


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