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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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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?


Perhaps taking revenge on George S. Patton in fantasy, there was a war-time rumor about Patton visiting a hospital and chewing out one patient for not coming to attention. The patient replied: "Run along, asshole. I'm in the Merchant Marine." It's reported in Paul Fussell's book "Wartime: Understanding and Behavior in the Second World War." See more »


After Patton omits the Russians from his speech about the "evident destiny" of the Americans and British to rule the postwar world, a portion of a Movietone Newsreel is shown with a negative reaction from "Senator Clayborn Foss". There was no U.S. Senator named "Clayborn" or "Foss" in the 78th Congress (January 1943 - December 1944). 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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Crazy Credits

One of the very, very few Twentieth Century-Fox films in which that company's logo is not shown at all, beginning or end. The film simply begins with the opening speech, and the opening Fox logo is replaced with an in-credit text-only notice after the speech. However, recent television showings have added the logo (not on DVD prints), and the addition is obviously spliced in from another piece of film. See more »


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Outstanding work by George Scott
20 March 1999 | by (Houston, TX) – See all my reviews

The best comment on this film was made by my father. This was the last movie he saw in a theater. He had served under Patton in WW2 and said that Scott had nailed Patton's character and mannerisms so perfectly that halfway through the opening speech, he expected Scott/Patton to look down and say, "$@%#$@, Sears, get a haircut - your hair's too &#%#$%@ long!"

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