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Operation: Daybreak (1975)

PG  |   |  Drama, History, War  |  29 February 1976 (UK)
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In 1942 Czechoslovakia, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich is appointed to become the Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. The terror and oppression that follow cause Allied authorities in ... See full summary »

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Anton Diffring ...
Carl Duering ...
Karl Frank
Cyril Shaps ...
Father Petrek
Diana Coupland ...
Aunt Marie
Ronald Radd ...
Aunt Marie's Husband
Kim Fortune ...
Atá
Pavla Matéjuvská ...
Jindriska (as Pavla Matejovská)
Ray Smith ...
Hájek
George Sewell ...
Heinz Panwitz, Chief Investigator
Reinhard Kolldehoff ...
Fleischer, Gestapo (as Rene Kolldehoff)
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In 1942 Czechoslovakia, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich is appointed to become the Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. The terror and oppression that follow cause Allied authorities in London to authorize a secret mission to kill the man who has come to be known as "The Butcher of Prague". The film explores shows the operation leading up to Heydrich's death as well as the massive German reprisals that followed it. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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A hit-and-run operation with no place to run.

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29 February 1976 (UK)  »

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The Price of Freedom  »

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Last live action cinema film of William Lucas. See more »

Goofs

The movie's climax - with echoes of The Wild Bunch notwithstanding, the Germans lost only 14 men (plus 21 wounded) while laying the church to siege, not the dozens who are mowed down and/or blown up with ease by the Czechs. See more »

Quotes

[Discussing the plan to assassinate Heydrich]
Janak: What do you think, Jan?
Jan Kubis: [pointing to a map] : There's only one place - here. We kill him there as he comes around Holesovice Junction.
Anna: But he's heavily guarded all the time!
Jan Kubis: He slows down!
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Most under-rated war film of all time!
19 April 2002 | by (London) – See all my reviews

No one has seen this film. Fewer have ever heard of it. Criminal.

I saw it a few years back and was absolutely blown away. It's very moving, some great performances and really exciting.

Historically accurate? No idea. Don't really care either. I hated Disney's Pocahontas. Not because it wasn't true to history, but because it was just bad.

Operation: Daybreak is brilliant. You must see it. Well, you don't have to, but you should.

"I never did get that red dress." "... And I never saw that football match."

Classic.


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