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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:
Lt. Robert Yeager
Peter Hooten ...
Pvt. Fred Canfield
Michael Pergolani ...
Jackie Basehart ...
Debra Berger ...
Raimund Harmstorf ...
Adolf Sachs
Col. Charles Thomas Buckner
Flavio Andreini ...
Examination Corporal
Peter Boom ...
German Officer on Train
Vito Fornari ...
SS Officer
Manfred Freyberger ...
SS Commander
The Sergeant (as John Loffredo)
Mike Morris ...
Colonel Hauser


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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When Quentin Tarantino wrote Inglourious Basterds (2009), even though the plot is different, he bought the copyrights of this film so the title could be the same. See more »


A wire can be seen pulling a soldier during a grenade explosion in the first battle with the Waffen-SS. See more »


[last lines]
Tony: Nicole! Nicole.
Nicole: Tony! Tony!
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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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