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Where Eagles Dare (1968)

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Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on.

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During WW2 a British aircraft is shot down and crashes in Nazi held territory. The Germans capture the only survivor, an American General, and take him to the nearest SS headquarters. Unknown to the Germans the General has full knowledge of the D-Day operation. The British decide that the General must not be allowed to divulge any details of the Normandy landing at all cost and order Major John Smith to lead a crack commando team to rescue him. Amongst the team is an American Ranger, Lieutenant Schaffer, who is puzzled by his inclusion in an all British operation. When one of the team dies after the parachute drop, Schaffer suspects that Smith's mission has a much more secret objective. Written by Dave Jenkins <david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk>

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One weekend Major Smith, Lieutenant Schaffer and a beautiful blonde named Mary decided to win World War II. See more »

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Action | Adventure | War

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12 March 1969 (USA)  »

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$7,700,000 (estimated)
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Ingrid Pitt said Richard Burton was drinking very heavily during filming, as he was depressed about the decline of his marriage and his film career. See more »

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When Mary Elison climbs out of the river, her hair is wet/dry/wet between shots. See more »

Quotes

Major John Smith: You're late.
Mary Ellison: One day, I won't come at all.
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Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Atomic Brain (1993) See more »

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Terrific Action Movie
11 November 2004 | by (USA) – See all my reviews

I couldn't help notice one of the postings about this movie, calling it a snoozer. I hardly agree with that assessment. In fact, I would categorize the film as one of the best action films ever made, whether WWII or other. If the action isn't enough to hold one's attention, the movie has a number of twists and turns to hold your attention until the perhaps not-so-obvious ending.

Some postings have also been critical of the length of the movie, somewhat more than 2+ hours. Again, everything about the film keeps it moving very well.

Most of the postings rate this film on a 1-10 basis. I give it a 10 for sure.


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