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The Inglorious Bastards (1978)
"Quel maledetto treno blindato" (original title)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  December 1981 (USA)
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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.... See full summary »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Robert Yeager
Peter Hooten ...
Tony
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Pvt. Fred Canfield
Michael Pergolani ...
Nick
Jackie Basehart ...
Berle
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Veronique
Debra Berger ...
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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The picture's opening title card reads: "France 1944". See more »

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During several of the battles, the same actors can be seen dying multiple times, only from different camera angles. See more »

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Title Card: FRANCE 1944
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These guys are doin' a coupla things and a coupla things only, not just killin' Nazis.
1 December 2009 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

Enzo Castellari's B movie "Quel maledetto treno blindato" is nowadays probably most recognizable because its English title "The Inglorious Bastards" inspired the title of Quentin Tarantino's 2009 movie. Castellari's movie contains a similar plot, with American GIs killing Nazis. In this case, our heroes are about to get taken to prison at the beginning, when their captors get killed by Nazi gunfire. So, the now free convicts decide to make their way to neutral Switzerland. Along the way, there's plenty of goose-stepping goons to shoot, and there's even some hot women. The main point of the movie is to show Fred Williamson off as a cool tough guy.

So, this isn't one that you're supposed to interpret as a Fellini-style film. This is pure, unadulterated fun. Really cool.

I bet that Brad Pitt's comment at the end of Tarantino's version not only reflected what Tarantino probably assumed about his movie, but what Castellari probably assumed about this one.


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