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Kelly's Heroes -- They were goldbricks until they found out about the gold bricks - a fortune in Nazi! Action-filled and tongue-in-cheek tale of GIs who decide to get something extra out of the war.


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Release Date:
23 June 1970 (USA) See more »
Never have so few taken so many for so much. See more »
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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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Clint Eastwood ... Kelly

Telly Savalas ... Big Joe

Don Rickles ... Crapgame

Carroll O'Connor ... General Colt

Donald Sutherland ... Oddball

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

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

Perry Lopez ... Petuko
Tom Troupe ... Job

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

Len Lesser ... Bellamy
David Hurst ... Colonel Dankhopf
Fred Pearlman ... Mitchell
Michael Clark ... Grace
George Fargo ... Penn
Dee Pollock ... Jonesey
George Savalas ... 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)

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  (as Mike Ford)
Makeup Department
Trevor Crole-Rees .... makeup artist
Stanislava Zaric .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Terry Lens .... production manager
Basil Somner .... in charge of production
Milenko Stankovic .... production manager: Yugoslavia
Michael Profit .... location unit manager (uncredited)
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)
Simon Wakefield .... set dresser (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)
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 .... second unit cameraman
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 adviser (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)
Crew verified as complete

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144 min
Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Stereo (35 mm prints)
Argentina:Atp | Australia:PG (alternate rating) | Australia:M (original rating) | Canada:PG (Ontario) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:14 (1970) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1970) | Peru:PT | Portugal:M/12 | Spain:13 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1986) (1994) | USA:GP (MPAA rating: certificate #22124) (original rating) | West Germany:16 (nf)

Did You Know?

Clint Eastwood and Donald Sutherland would share the screen one more time in Space Cowboys (2000).See more »
Errors in geography: In the scene played in the railway station you can read "JZ" on the side of a train. JZ means Jugoslovanske Zelenznice (Jugolavian railways).See more »
Big Joe:If I hear any more threats against Captain Maitland's life, if I hear any more wild talk about going down to headquarters and killing the General, or raping the nurses at the field hospital, I'm going to strangle the guy with my bare hands! You understand that?See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The 100 Greatest War Films (2005) (TV)See more »
La MarseillaiseSee more »


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86 out of 104 people found the following review useful.
Impossible to duplicate, 29 July 2003
Author: ss5921 from Baltimore, Maryland

There will never be a cast of characters brought together for one movie which could compare to this one. Clint Eastwood shows that he can be good at being quite serious, humorous, and even let other people steal scenes without losing presence. The real difference though lies in the rest of the cast which is a group of All-Stars who excel at certain type characters the likes of which you can not find today. Examples: Telly Savalas showing why he would become a MAJOR TV star later, Don Rickles being Don Rickles but keeping his movie character true to the film, Carroll O'Connor showing that greatness was just around the corner for him, and Donald Sutherland is just too good for words. What really makes this movie though is unlike other movies which bring together a lot of big names and top character actors, Kelly's Heroes did not lose focus on the importance of the plot. THe story never gets lost to the characters. Absolutely great job!

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