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Operation: Daybreak (1975)

In 1942, Britain sends a group of British-trained Czech commandos to Prague to assassinate SS-General Reinhard Heydrich, head of the Nazi security services.

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Cast

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Janák
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Anna
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Carl Duering ...
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Father Petrek
Diana Coupland ...
Aunt Marie
Ronald Radd ...
Carl, Aunt Marie's Husband
Kim Fortune ...
Atá
Pavla Matéjuvská ...
Jindriska (as Pavla Matejovská)
Ray Smith ...
Hájek
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Heinz Panwitz, Chief Investigator
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Fleischer, Gestapo (as Rene Kolldehoff)
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Storyline

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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Drama | History | War

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Release Date:

27 February 1976 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Seven Men at Daybreak  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The actual title for raid was Operation Anthropoid. See more »

Goofs

Heydrich was assassinated in June, but the filming took place (in Prague) at a time when there was no leaves on the trees, visibly cold and wet. See more »

Quotes

[The last time they meet]
Anna: I never did get that red dress.
Jan Kubis: And I never saw that football match.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits show what happened to the real people portrayed in the film. See more »

Connections

Version of Atentát (1965) See more »

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Great war movie
30 March 2006 | by (Mexico) – See all my reviews

I saw this picture 20 years ago, and it is one of my favorite all time movies. I do not care for war themed movies, but this movie offered a great story, as well as suspense and added a very human touch, and sensibility.

I do not remember where it was shot, but the movie is beautiful. Friendship, betrayal, rage, anguish can be felt. Acting was wonderful, the actor who interpreted the Heydrich was scary, and Timothy Bottoms was awesome.

I just wish that I can see it once more, they do not show it on TV, plus it is hard to find at stores or rental places.

If you have the chance to see it, I am sure that you will agree with me.

Thanks


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