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Troy Kennedy-Martin (written by)
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Release Date:
23 June 1970 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
Never have so few taken so many for so much. See more »
Plot:
A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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(43 articles)
Donald Sutherland: 'I want Hunger Games to stir up a revolution'
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Pvt. Kelly

Telly Savalas ... MSgt. Big Joe

Don Rickles ... SSgt. Crapgame

Carroll O'Connor ... Maj. Gen. Colt

Donald Sutherland ... Sgt. Oddball

Gavin MacLeod ... Moriarty
Hal Buckley ... Capt. Maitland

Stuart Margolin ... Pvt. Little Joe
Jeff Morris ... Pvt. Cowboy
Richard Davalos ... Pvt. Gutowski

Perry Lopez ... Pvt. Petuko
Tom Troupe ... Cpl. Job

Harry Dean Stanton ... Pvt. Willard (as Dean Stanton)
Dick Balduzzi ... Pvt. Fisher
Gene Collins ... Pvt. Babra

Len Lesser ... Platoon Sgt. Bellamy
David Hurst ... Colonel Dankhopf
Fred Pearlman ... Pvt. Mitchell
Michael Clark ... Pvt. Grace
George Fargo ... Pvt. Penn
Dee Pollock ... Pvt. Jonesey
George Savalas ... 1st Sgt. Mulligan
John G. Heller ... German Lieutenant (as John Heller)

Shepherd Sanders ... Turk
Karl-Otto Alberty ... German Tank Commander (as Karl Otto Alberty)
Ross Elliott ... Booker
Phil Adams ... Third Tank Commander
Hugo De Vernier ... French Mayor
Frank J. Garlotta ... Tanker
Harry Goines ... Supply Sergeant
David Gross ... German Captain
Sandy McPeak ... Second Tank Commander (as Sandy Kevin)
James McHale ... Guest
Robert MacNamara ... Roach (as Robert McNamara)
Read Morgan ... U.S. Lieutenant
Tom Signorelli ... Bonsor
Donald Waugh ... Roamer
Vincent Maracecchi ... Old Man in Town
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Paul Picerni ... M.P. Sergeant (scenes deleted)

John Landis ... Sister Rosa Stigmata (uncredited)

Joe Mantell ... General's Aid (uncredited)
Lee Miller ... Soldier #1 (uncredited)

Yves Montand ... German Sturmbannführer (uncredited)
Tony Wheeler ... Gen. Colt's Driver (uncredited)
Jerry Whittington ... US Soldier (uncredited)
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Directed by
Brian G. Hutton 
 
Writing credits
Troy Kennedy-Martin (written by) (as Troy Kennedy Martin)

Produced by
Sidney Beckerman .... producer
Gabriel Katzka .... producer
Irving L. Leonard .... associate producer
Harold Loeb .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Lalo Schifrin 
 
Cinematography by
Gabriel Figueroa (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
John Jympson 
 
Production Design by
John Barry  (as Jonathan Barry)
Aleksandar Milovic (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Veljko Despotovic (uncredited)
Vladislav Lasic (uncredited)
Miodrag Miric (uncredited)
Milan Todorovic (uncredited)
 
Set Decoration by
Mike Ford 
 
Makeup Department
Trevor Crole-Rees .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Terry Lens .... production manager
Basil Somner .... in charge of production
Milenko Stankovic .... production manager: Yugoslavia
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John C. Chulay .... assistant director
Andrew Marton .... second unit director
Stevan Petrovic .... assistant director: Yugoslavia (as Stevo Petrovic)
Raymond Becket .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Jak King .... third assistant director (uncredited)
John Landis .... assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
Mickey Lennon .... property master (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Jonathan Bates .... sound editor
Cyril Swern .... sound
Harry W. Tetrick .... sound
Vladimir Stankovic .... sound (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Karl Baumgartner .... special effects (as Karli Baumgartner)
 
Stunts
Alf Joint .... stunt coordinator
Phil Adams .... stunts (uncredited)
George Lane Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Dunne .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Eddon .... stunts (uncredited)
Alf Joint .... stunts (uncredited)
George Leech .... stunts (uncredited)
Jimmy Lodge .... stunts (uncredited)
Boyd 'Red' Morgan .... stunts (uncredited)
Slavoljub Plavsic-Zvonce .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Dragomir Stanojevic .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Dennis Fraser .... camera coordinator
H.A.R. Thomson .... camera operator: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anna Maria Feo .... wardrobe (as Anna Maria Fea)
 
Editorial Department
Alan Strachan .... assistant editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Ray Brown .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Dennis Budimir .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: drums (uncredited)
George 'Red' Callender .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Conte Candoli .... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Frank Capp .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Buddy Collette .... musician: flute (uncredited)
George Fields .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Carl Fortina .... musician: accordion soloist (uncredited)
Richard Hazard .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Milt Holland .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Plas Johnson .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Shelly Manne .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Tommy Morgan .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Larry Muhoberac .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Joe Porcaro .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Emil Richards .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Howard A. Roberts .... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Lalo Schifrin .... conductor (uncredited)
Tom Scott .... musician: flute (uncredited)
Bud Shank .... musician: flute (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Alexander Gerry .... technical advisor (as Major Alexander A.C. Gerry)
Gladys Goldsmith .... continuity
George Davis .... production accountant (uncredited)
Dusan Dimitrijevic .... assistant chef: second unit (uncredited)
Lorraine Fennell .... production coordinator (uncredited)
John Landis .... production assistant (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
144 min
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Color:
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Stereo (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (alternate rating) | Australia:M (original rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:16 | New Zealand:PG | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1970) | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:PG | UK:A (original rating) | USA:GP (Approved No. 22124) (original rating) | West Germany:16 (nf)
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Trivia:
Oddball's division is the "Super Sixth", the 6th Armored Division.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The truck being used to carry the gold could not have possibly carried all the gold. When you take out Odd Ball's and the German's share of the gold: 1/14 of the total = 14,000 bars / 14 = 1000 bars each. That leaves 12,000 bars. With the standard weight of gold bars being ~25 pounds each that would mean there is ~300,000 pounds of gold, or ~150 tons. That is a lot more than the truck they were loading the gold onto could carry. That amount of gold would require nearly four modern tractor trailers to carry.See more »
Quotes:
Crapgame:[Crapgame finds a mine in the minefield] Hey! I found one!
Big Joe:What kind is it?
Crapgame:The kind that blows up! How the Hell do I know what kind it is?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in We Are Marshall (2006)See more »
Soundtrack:
The Battle Hymn of the RepublicSee more »

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92 out of 117 people found the following review useful.
Great Fun!, 22 June 2001
Author: artzau from Sacramento, CA

Interesting enough, reading through the comments on this film, I noted only one detractor, some sorehead from Canada who completely missed the point of the film. No, Sr. Canadiense. This is not a serious film about WW2. Read some of the excellent commentaries here about the social and temporal context of this film, i.e., the height of the Vietnamese war. Yes, Sutherland, your fellow countryman, was an active anti-war protester and fully embraced the anachronistic hippie role. The mad-cap story which tweaks the nose of the "establishment," in this case, the military establishment, is plausible when you let go of the blood, guts and glory of the war film genre. And, it is a damn funny film. Eastwood is at his clenched jaw, cynical best; Savalas is great as the Sergeant big-guy; Carrol O'Conner is riotious as the general; Rickles is, well, Rickles. But, Sutherland steals the show. The scenes where they tanks come out blasting the Germans to the tune of twangy Country-Western music is hilarious. Sutherland's out-of-time-sync "...no negative vibes... hey, man...yeah, baby..." is side-splitting. The final confrontation scene between the three striding up to the German tank commander, with Sutherland loosening his side arm, ala Clint Eastwood in Fist full of Dollars is a riot. This film is full of funny stuff. And, you can see it again and again and find new business to laugh about. Buffs will delight at seeing Harry Dean Stanton in a pre-Repo Man role and Richard Davalos who played James Dean's doomed brother Aron in East of Eden. This is a great piece of satire that was overlooked, cast aside and has still survived to the delight of those of us who enjoy it again and again. But, hey, don't just take my word for it. Of the 30 or so commentaries here-- and do read them, as there are some excellent ones-- only one was a detractor.

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