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Tactical Guerilla (1974)

Partizani (original title)
Partisans attacked the ship, with lots of people and the Jews held by the Germans. After the release and attack, there is yet another partisan attack on the convoy of Germans. Partisans few... See full summary »




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Cast overview:
Kurt Kohler
Brioni Farrell ...
Anna Kleitz (as Xenia Gratsos)
Velimir 'Bata' Zivojinovic ...
Braka (as Bata Zivojinovic)
Peter Carsten ...
Col. Henke
Olivera Katarina ...
Branko Plesa ...
Gen. Steiger
Marinko Sebez ...
Janez Vrhovec ...
Col. Hoffman (as Janez Vrhovac)
Dragomir Felba ...
Gizela Vukovic ...
Woman Mayor
Cane Firaunovic ...
Lt. Schuler (as Cane Franulovic)
Jovan Janicijevic-Burdus ...
Machek (as Jovan Janicijevic)


Partisans attacked the ship, with lots of people and the Jews held by the Germans. After the release and attack, there is yet another partisan attack on the convoy of Germans. Partisans few more times attacked Germans without warning, which will infuriate the Germans, and lead to tragic losses the partisans and the innocent population, to the punitive expeditions and major offensives on the partisans, which will lead to the total failure of the this partisan unit. Written by krule88

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Sooner or later Hitler is going to run out of germans.


Action | Drama | Romance | War


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Release Date:

December 1978 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hell River  »

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Released on TV as Hell River See more »

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Opening credits prologue: This is the story of a group of Yugoslavs who called themselves "PARTIZANS". Simple men and women who joined together in occupied Europe, to challenge and hold back Hitler's Wermacht, the best equipped and most relentless military machine the world has ever known.

This story is true.

YUGOSLAVIA 1941 See more »


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A solid Yugo
14 November 2005 | by (helsinki, finland) – See all my reviews

I consider my taste in movies to be quite traditional (i like stuff like Lord of the Rings), yet i have completely enjoyed the two biggest Yugoslavian war films, The Battle of Neretva and this. Partizani is a big scale war adventure about Serbian partisans and Nazis exchanging blows in 1941.

A triangle drama between the rebel leader (Rod Taylor), a reluctant nazi (Adam West) and an upper class chick (Brioni Farrell) is woven into the story, but it never gets in the way of the action. And there is plenty of it, involving planes and tanks. The equipment is unfortunately wrong, but the tanks manage to look a bit Wehrmacht.

I really liked Rod Taylor in this movie, he is aged but not tired. He carries the simple warrior role with his charisma. Adam West is more wooden but adequate, and Brioni Farrell is competent and never annoying. The musical score, involving a bit of Mikis Theodorakis, is good and sentimental in an Ennio Morricone way.

This is a high class, big budget film that shouldn't disappoint any friend of war adventure. Better than mediocre Hollywood, and one of the best to ever come out of continental Europe.

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