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Kelly's Heroes (1970)

GP  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  23 June 1970 (USA)
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A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure.

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Storyline

During World War II a German Colonel is captured by the Americans but before he can be interrogated an artillery barrage hits the camp. However, Ex-Lieutenant Kelly manages to reach the Colonel, get him drunk and learn that he is on a secret mission to ship $16,000,000 of gold to a base in France. Kelly is determined to get the gold and plans for himself and a few of his fellow soldiers to slip into enemy territory and steal the bullion. Written by Dave Jenkins <david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk>

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23 June 1970 (USA)  »

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Kelly's Warriors  »

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SEK 13,570,000 (Sweden)
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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2.35 : 1
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John Landis was a production assistant on this film. He also appears as an extra (he was one of the three nuns). See more »

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Camera shadow visible on men as they walk out of mine field. See more »

Quotes

[at a supply depot somewhere in France]
Oddball: We see our role as essentially defensive in nature. While our armies are advancing so fast and everyone's knocking themselves out to be heroes, we are holding ourselves in reserve in case the Krauts mount a counteroffensive which threatens Paris... or maybe even New York. Then we can move in and stop them. But for 1.6 million dollars, we could become heroes for three days.
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Referenced in Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

The Battle Hymn of the Republic
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Lyrics by Julia Ward Howe and music by William Steffe
Heard when the Sherman tanks catch up to the platoon
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A different kind of war movie...
6 April 1999 | by (Rochester, Minnesota) – See all my reviews

Kelly's Heroes is a difficult movie to describe -- somewhat a cross between a good war movie and a black comedy. The chemistry between Savalas, Eastwood, Rickles, and Sutherland really makes this movie. The combat scenes are some of filmdom's best...close to the Kubrick-directed scenes in Dr. Strangelove.


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