A commando unit is dropped behind the German lines in Italy and its mission is to blow up a strategic dam. However, the unit is ambushed and only its leader survives. He is picked up by a ragtag group of local youths, who strike a bargain with him--they will help him blow the dam if he will help them get revenge on the Germans, who have taken over their village and killed their parents. Written by
Bust The Dam!-- Blow Up The War!
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A whistling theme vocalized by children in the film also features as a track on Ennio Morricone
's musical score for the movie. See more
Although the story takes place in 1944, all the hair styles are strictly in the 1970 mode. Hudson's fashionably long hair is strictly unmilitary, and he even sports 1970 sideburns and a handlebar moustache; Koscina's big hair is a 1970s trademark; even the kids look like refugees from the streets of the era in which the film was made, not at all like World War II orphans. See more
Bianca the Italian Surgeon
I'm a doctor, not a soldier.
You're tied in with us now, until it's over.
Referenced in Django Unchained