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Kelly's Heroes (1970)

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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(as Troy Kennedy Martin)
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Cast

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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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Never have so few taken so many for so much. See more »

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Adventure | Comedy | War

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GP | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

23 June 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kelly's Warriors  »

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Budget:

$4,000,000 (estimated)
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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

No date is provided for when the movie takes place, though according to several facts mentioned a guess can be made: (1) In the opening scenes, Big Joe (Telly Savalas) and his men are trying to get into the city of Nancy, France, so they can get some well-earned rest, but the Germans were still holding the city. Historically the city of Nancy was captured on the 15th of September, 1944, by the US Third Army. (2) Capt. Maitland (Hal Buckley) mentions he has to go to Paris to pick up a few things for the general. Paris was liberated on the 25th of August 1944. See more »

Goofs

One of the German soldiers that disembarks from the truck during the minefield sequence appeared earlier as one of the soldiers atop the train during the train station sequence. See more »

Quotes

[Oddball sees that the bridge he wants to cross is intact and is pleased with himself]
Oddball: It's still up!
[a plane flies over the bridge and bombs it... direct hit]
Oddball: No it ain't.
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Connections

Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #18.88 (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

Si Tu Me Dis
("Living For You")
Sung by Monique Aldebert
Lyrics by Gene Lees
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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I think this is one of the best movies ever made.
22 November 2001 | by (Singer Island, Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie has top notch entertainment with virtually no cursing and excess violence (a nice alternative to today's production standards).

Clint Eastwood and Donald Southerland are at their best, the story line and writing are excellent!

I watch this movie often - if perchance you have never seen this movie, rent it today. Enjoy!


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