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The Inglorious Bastards (1978)

Quel maledetto treno blindato (original title)
In 1944, in France, the rogue American soldiers Lieutenant Robert Yeager, Private Fred Canfield, the murderer Tony, the thief Nick and the coward Berle are transported to a military prison.... See full summary »

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Lt. Robert Yeager
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Tony
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Pvt. Fred Canfield
Michael Pergolani ...
Nick
Jackie Basehart ...
Berle
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Veronique
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Nicole
Raimund Harmstorf ...
Adolf Sachs
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Col. Charles Thomas Buckner
Flavio Andreini ...
Examination Corporal
Peter Boom ...
German Officer on Train
Vito Fornari ...
SS Officer
Manfred Freyberger ...
SS Commander
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The Sergeant (as John Loffredo)
Mike Morris ...
Colonel Hauser
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In 1944, in France, the rogue American soldiers Lieutenant Robert Yeager, Private Fred Canfield, the murderer Tony, the thief Nick and the coward Berle are transported to a military prison. However, the convoy is attacked by the Germans and they survive and flee with the intention of cross the border of Switzerland. Along their journey, they fight against a German platoon and capture the German prisoner Adolf Sachs that offers to guide them to the Swiss border. When they meet a German troop, they kill them but sooner they discover that they actually were and American commando in a mission headed by Colonel Buckner to steal a German V2 warhead. Lt. Yeager, Fred, Tony and Nick offer to risk their lives to accomplish the mission. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Together they take on Hitler's war machine See more »

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Action | Adventure | War

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R | See all certifications »

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December 1981 (USA)  »

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Counterfeit Commandos  »

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Enzo G. Castellari's first collaboration with Fred Williamson. See more »

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When Bo Svenson and Ian Bannen first enter the German train and pass four guards, the guard on the far left breaks character and starts to laugh at the end of the shot. See more »

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Title Card: FRANCE 1944
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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Debbie Does Dallas (2013) See more »

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1 January 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I viewed this movie because the QT movie of the same title came out in 2009. I enjoyed the drama of this movie, the plot twists, and action. I was raised in the era of Clint Eastwood's Italian westerns and while this was a low budget Italian made film, it contains some of the elements that makes those movies so great.

Slightly like the Dirty Dozen this movie remains true to history and looks deep into human nature. There is a lot of good action scenes and the acting is great for the style. There are better action war films to watch but few that will remain a classic like this one.

While I did not enjoy the 2009 movie by QT, I must thank him for directing my attention to this title. Enzo Girolami Castellari is by far a much better director from viewing both movies of the same title. My advice is to rent both and come to your own conclusions.


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