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Operation: Daybreak (1975)

 -  Adventure | Drama | 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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Karl Frank
Cyril Shaps ...
Father Petrek
Diana Coupland ...
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Ronald Radd ...
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Kim Fortune ...
Atá
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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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"This movie was one of the few productions (besides several made in Russia and Yugoslavia) who took the time and the effort of duplicating WW2 German Tiger tanks. (The only other American production who did this was Kelly's Heroes (1970), until Steven Spielberg did the same for his movie Saving Private Ryan (1998).") See more »

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As some German soldiers run in the street to attack the commandos hiding in the church, a modern bus is visible as it passes behind the German armored vehicles in the background. See more »

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Jan Kubis: If it was peacetime, suddenly, now...what would you do?
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Jan Kubis: I'd see a good football match. Maybe get drunk afterwards.
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brilliant film and ideally I would like a video or DVD!
26 April 2004 | by (East Anglia) – See all my reviews

Just wanted to say that i particularly like this film. It was good to see the late British based speaking actor Anton Differing play Heydrich. I remember him as a German officer in the castle in Where Eagles Dare another great war movie. I am definately after a VHS or DVD copy of this film if available. I am having no luck getting a VHS even from major stores like Virgin. So if anyone knows if this film is to be launched on DVD or where I can get a VHS copy, let me know thanks.

In 2004 in February, I caught it on Sky Cinema 1 or 2 (UK) at my sisters, but too late to tape. If anyone reading this knows this film is doing the rounds on SKY or Turner Classic Movies, please e-mail me.

I also liked the music and wondered if it was ever commercially available on a CD?


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