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Patton (1970)

GP  |   |  Biography, Drama, War  |  2 April 1970 (USA)
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The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Carey Loftin ...
General Bradley's Driver (as Cary Loftin)
Albert Dumortier ...
Frank Latimore ...
Karl Michael Vogler ...
Pat Zurica ...
First Lieutenant Alexander Stiller (as Patrick J. Zurica)
James Edwards ...
Sergeant William George Meeks
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Colonel Gaston Bell
David Bauer ...
Lieutenant General Harry Buford
John Barrie ...


"Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with Patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Europe and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and tendency toward insubordination, faults that would prevent him from becoming the lead American general in the Normandy Invasion as well as to his being relieved as Occupation Commander of Germany. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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Biography | Drama | War


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Release Date:

2 April 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Patton - Rebell in Uniform  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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2.20 : 1
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Did You Know?


John Wayne eagerly sought the role of Gen. George S. Patton but was turned down by producer Frank McCarthy. See more »


In the early scene in which Patton senses an ancient battlefield, he refers to his driver as "Sergeant", although the driver wears the chevrons of a corporal. See more »


[first lines]
Patton: Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
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Opening credits prologue: KASSERINE PASS TUNISIA, 1943 See more »


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The Stars and Stripes Forever
Music by John Philip Sousa
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The Classic War Movie
24 June 2004 | by (Texas) – See all my reviews

Not much can be said of this movie that already hasn't been said. It captures the war, the man, and the conflict of the two. I thought the movie was very nicely tied together and I thought the reflections of Patton on the past was very necessary. Patton believed in reincarnation so in looking back at historical battles you can see how Patton developed his strategy. He was a student of great leaders and commanders and the movie developed that thought really well. The movie presented the characters, the actual war history, and the Germans extremely well and it is no wonder this movie received the awards it did. After watching this movie over and over again, I'm convinced that no one could have played Patton any better than George C. Scott. You can tell from the movie that he put everything he had into the character. My father-in-law was an officer under Patton in the 3rd. Army and has said over and again how realistic the movie is. I would recommend this movie to anyone looking for an excellent re-telling of WWII history.

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