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Raid on Rommel (1971)

GP  |   |  Drama, War  |  12 February 1971 (USA)
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Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mix-up leaves him with a medical unit containing a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds ... See full summary »

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MacKenzie
Clinton Greyn ...
Major Tarkington
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Danielle De Metz ...
Vivi (as Danielle de Metz)
Karl-Otto Alberty ...
Schroeder (as Karl Otto Alberty)
Christopher Cary ...
Conscientious Objector
John Orchard ...
Garth
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Reilly
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Brown
Ben Wright ...
Admiral
Michael Sevareid ...
Wembley
Chris Anders ...
Tank Sergeant
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Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mix-up leaves him with a medical unit containing a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they succeed with their mission. On the way they pick up and drug the mistress of an Italian general, blow up the entire fuel supply for the Afrika Korps, and swap philatelic gossip with Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. Written by Col_Hessler

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He took on Rommel... the Sahara... and a unit of untrained men to blow the Desert Fox to hell...

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12 February 1971 (USA)  »

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Le cinquième commando  »

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Trivia

The 'Hollywood Reporter' of 24 June 1970 announced that this movie was filmed on location at San Felipe, Mexico. San Felipe is in the Baja California Norte region of Mexico. See more »

Goofs

German tanks displayed in the movie are actually M60s. The US M60 Main Battle Tank was first introduced only in 1960. See more »

Quotes

Maj. Hugh Tarkington: You know Rommel?
Capt. Heinz Schroeder: Yes. He loves the Sahara. We all do. By "we", I mean the professional military.
Maj. Hugh Tarkington: I'm not a military man, captain. War holds no romance for me. The side effects are repulsive.
Capt. Heinz Schroeder: Here there are no side effects. No women, no children, no towns to get in the way, just men, my doctor.
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HUGE Disappointment
27 April 2012 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

There are a number of inaccuracies, but that's fine, not all war movies have to be historically accurate, but with that said, it just isn't a very good movie. Some of the silly things thrown in for reasons unknown: suddenly during a battle a speech by Hitler is heard, but not being listened to on a radio, just part of the soundtrack; when the Italians are being killed with the flamethrower suddenly we hear some kind of prayer in Italian, but again, part of the soundtrack; when the Quaker medical officer dies we hear his lines about being a conscientious objector replayed. We're treated to just a number of nonsensical additions or gimmicks that just don't work. Additionally, the special effects are OK, but not great and they weren't great when they were used the first time in "Tobruk", a much better movie. Lastly, I swear Richard Burton, while dressed as a German captain and speaking to a German enlisted man, asked for the telephone in English. I listened a few times and I'm sure of it. I'm glad I watched this, but I seriously doubt I'll never watch it again.


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