Facing the decline of everything he has worked to obtain, conqueror Napoleon Bonaparte and his army confront the British at the Battle of Waterloo.

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Rupert Davies ...
Gordon
Philippe Forquet ...
La Bedoyere
Gianni Garko ...
Drouot
Ivo Garrani ...
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De Lancey
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Colonel Sir William Ponsonby
Sergo Zakariadze ...
Blucher (as Serghej Zakhariadze)
Terence Alexander ...
Andrea Checchi ...
Sauret
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Storyline

After defeating France and imprisoning Napoleon on Elba, ending two decades of war, Europe is shocked to find Napoleon has escaped and has caused the French Army to defect from the King back to him. The best of the British generals, the Duke of Wellington, beat Napolean's best generals in Spain and Portugal, but has never faced Napoleon. Wellington stands between Napoleon with a makeshift Anglo-Allied army and the Prussians. A Napoleon victory will plunge Europe back into a long term war. An allied victory could bring long term peace to Europe. The two meet at Waterloo where the fate of Europe will be decided. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Waterloo. The battle that changed the face of the world. See more »

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Release Date:

29 October 1970 (Italy)  »

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$25,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

"The first co-production between an American studio and what was then the Soviet Union" according to website 'The Spinning Image'. See more »

Goofs

Mountains can be seen in the background during the battle. There are no mountains in this part of Belgium. See more »

Quotes

William De Lancey: He's commiting Reille's Division now sir, he intends to turn us, on the right!
Duke of Wellington: What the master does and what he intends are as different as white knight to black bishop.
William De Lancey: We could quickly move the 95th down, sir.
Duke of Wellington: I do not intend to run around like a wet hen! There'll be plenty of time, sir.
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Featured in War of 1812 (1999) See more »

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Rod Steiger.....(death of)
24 July 2002 | by (Glasgow, Scotland) – See all my reviews

A fantastic testement to Rod Steiger.Steiger is unequalled in his part as Napoleon, not only protraying the French Emperor in manner but in looks as well. The acting and cinema world lost a master-actor this year and the world is poorer for it.

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