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Patton -- A critically acclaimed film that won a total of eight Academy Awards (Including Best Picture), Patton is a riveting portrait of one of the 20th century's greatest military geniuses. George Patton was the only allied general truly feared by the Nazis. Charismatic and flamboyant, Patton designed his own uniforms, sported ivory-handled six-shooters, and believed he was a warrior in past lives. He out-maneuvered Rommel in Africa, and after D-Day led his troops in an unstoppable campaign across Europe.
Patton -- The World War II phase of the controversial American general's career is depicted.


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Francis Ford Coppola (screen story and screenplay) and
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Release Date:
2 April 1970 (USA) See more »
Direct from its sensational reserved seat engagement.
The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Won 7 Oscars. Another 18 wins & 7 nominations See more »
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Outstanding work by George Scott See more (260 total) »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George C. Scott ... Gen. George S. Patton Jr.

Karl Malden ... Gen. Omar N. Bradley

Stephen Young ... Capt. Chester B. Hansen

Michael Strong ... Brig. Gen. Hobart Carver
Carey Loftin ... Gen. Bradley's Driver (as Cary Loftin)
Albert Dumortier ... Moroccan Minister
Frank Latimore ... Lt. Col. Henry Davenport

Morgan Paull ... Capt. Richard N. Jenson
Karl Michael Vogler ... Field Marshal Erwin Rommel

Bill Hickman ... Gen. Patton's Driver
Pat Zurica ... 1st Lt. Alexander Stiller (as Patrick J. Zurica)
James Edwards ... Sgt. William George Meeks
Lawrence Dobkin ... Col. Gaston Bell
David Bauer ... Lt. Gen. Harry Buford

John Barrie ... Air Vice-Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham
Richard Münch ... Col. Gen. Alfred Jodl (as Richard Muench)
Siegfried Rauch ... Capt. Oskar Steiger

Michael Bates ... Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery
Paul Stevens ... Lt Col. Charles R. Codman
Gerald Flood ... Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder

Jack Gwillim ... Gen. Sir Harold Alexander

Edward Binns ... Maj. Gen. Walter Bedell Smith

Peter Barkworth ... Col. John Welkin
Lionel Murton ... Third Army Chaplain
David Healy ... Clergyman
Sandy McPeak ... Correspondent (as Sandy Kevin)
Douglas Wilmer ... Maj. Gen. Francis de Guingand

John Doucette ... Maj. Gen. Lucian K. Truscott

Tim Considine ... Soldier Who Gets Slapped
Abraxas Aaran ... Willy
Clint Ritchie ... Tank Captain
Alan MacNaughtan ... British Briefing Officer (as Alan MacNaughton)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Florencio Amarilla ... Soldier (uncredited)

Brandon Brady ... Lt. Young (uncredited)

Charles Dennis ... Soldier (uncredited)
Paul Frees ... Voice (voice) (uncredited)
Dolores Judson ... Knutsford Welcome Club Dignitary (uncredited)
Billy Kearns ... Officer Callagher (uncredited)
Hellmut Lange ... Maj. Dorian von Haarenwege (uncredited)
Jacques Leclerc ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Bruce Rhodewalt ... Cynical Wounded Soldier (uncredited)
Dean Selmier ... Soldier Sleeping on the Floor (uncredited)

Lowell Thomas ... Himself - Movietone News Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Harry Towb ... American GI Cook (uncredited)

Directed by
Franklin J. Schaffner 
Writing credits
Francis Ford Coppola (screen story and screenplay) and
Edmund H. North (screen story and screenplay)

Ladislas Farago  based on factual material from Patton: Ordeal and Triumph and
Omar N. Bradley  based on factual material from: A Soldier's Story

Produced by
Frank Caffey .... associate producer
Frank McCarthy .... producer
Original Music by
Jerry Goldsmith 
Cinematography by
Fred J. Koenekamp (director of photography) (as Fred Koenekamp)
Film Editing by
Hugh S. Fowler  (as Hugh Fowler)
Casting by
Michael McLean (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Urie McCleary 
Gil Parrondo  (as Gil Parrando)
Set Decoration by
Antonio Mateos 
Pierre-Louis Thévenet  (as Pierre-Louis Thevenet)
Makeup Department
Del Acevedo .... makeup artist
Daniel C. Striepeke .... makeup supervisor (as Dan Striepeke)
Production Management
Francisco Day .... unit production manager
Eduardo García Maroto .... unit production manager (as Eduardo G. Maroto)
Tadeo Villalba .... unit production manager
Francisco Ariza .... production manager (uncredited)
James Blakeley .... post-production supervisor (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Dunn .... assistant director
José López Rodero .... assistant director (as Jose Lopez Rodero)
Michael D. Moore .... second unit director (as Michael Moore)
Brian Bilgorri .... assistant director (uncredited)
Ray Corbett .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
José Luis del Barco .... storyboard artist (uncredited)
Julián Martín .... painter (uncredited)
Dennis J. Parrish .... property master (uncredited)
Michael Pickwoad .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Jack Senter .... assistant supervising art director (uncredited)
Sound Department
Don J. Bassman .... sound: production (as Don Bassman)
James Corcoran .... sound supervisor
Theodore Soderberg .... sound: rerecording (as Ted Soderberg)
Murray Spivack .... sound: rerecording
Douglas O. Williams .... sound: rerecording (as Douglas Williams)
Don Hall .... supervising sound editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Alex Weldon .... mechanical effects
Visual Effects by
L.B. Abbott .... special photographic effects
Art Cruickshank .... special photographic effects
Joe Canutt .... action coordinator
Budd Albright .... stunts (uncredited)
Joe Canutt .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Joe Canutt .... stunts (uncredited)
Stefano Capriati .... stunt double (uncredited)
James Edward .... stunts (uncredited)
Bill Hickman .... stunts (uncredited)
Kim Kahana .... stunts (uncredited)
Carey Loftin .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Cecilio Paniagua .... second unit cameraman
Clifford Stine .... second unit cameraman
Mike Benson .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Thomas Del Ruth .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ramiro Sabell .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Brent Eldridge .... digital color correction (uncredited)
Music Department
Arthur Morton .... orchestrator
Harry Bluestone .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Nick Bolin .... musician: balalaika (uncredited)
Larry Bunker .... musician: drums (uncredited)
Buddy Collette .... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Jerry Goldsmith .... conductor (uncredited)
Ramey Idriss .... musician: balalaika (uncredited)
Plas Johnson .... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
Artie Kane .... musician: piano (uncredited)
Louis Kaufman .... musician: violin (uncredited)
Milton Kestenbaum .... musician: bass (uncredited)
Virginia Majewski .... musician: viola (uncredited)
Richard Nash .... musician: trombone (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... music contractor (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Julio Sempere .... military vehicles coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Omar N. Bradley .... senior military advisor (as General of the Army Omar N. Bradley USA)
Paul D. Harkins .... technical advisor (as General Paul D. Harkins USA Ret.)
Glover S. Johns Jr. .... technical advisor (as Colonel Glover S. Johns Jr. USA Ret.)
Luis Martín Pozuelo .... military advisor: Spanish (as Lieutenant Colonel Luis Martín Pozuelo)
Richard Vetter .... process consultant
Carl Williams .... process consultant
Ralph M. Leo .... production accountant (uncredited)
Julio Sempere .... army supervisor (uncredited)
Julio Sempere .... military equipment supervisor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Patton: Lust for Glory" - Ireland (English title) (imdb display title), UK (complete title)
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172 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.20 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) (Westrex Recording System) | Mono (35 mm prints) | DTS 70 mm (70 mm re-release)
Argentina:13 | Australia:M | Brazil:16 | Canada:14A | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Netherlands:12 (1986) (TV rating) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 (original rating) | Peru:14 | Portugal:M/12 (R-10) (re-rating) | Portugal:M/12 (original rating) | Singapore:PG | South Korea:12 | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (re-rating) (2013) | UK:12 (video rating: additional material, audio commentary) (2013) | UK:PG (original video rating) (1987) (1994) | USA:GP (original rating) (MPAA rating: certificate #22107) | USA:M (1970) | USA:PG (re-rating) (1970) | West Germany:16

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Burt Lancaster turned down the lead role due to his anti-war beliefs.See more »
Anachronisms: 1948 Packard Custom Eight in front of headquarters.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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118 out of 145 people found the following review useful.
Outstanding work by George Scott, 20 March 1999
Author: Clothahump from Houston, TX

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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