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The Inglorious Bastards (1978) More at IMDbPro »Quel maledetto treno blindato (original title)


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Director:
Writers:
Sandro Continenza (written by) &
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Release Date:
December 1981 (USA) See more »
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Whatever the Dirty Dozen did they do it dirtier! See more »
Plot:
In 1944, in France, the rogue American soldiers Lieutenant Robert Yeager, Private Fred Canfield, the murderer Tony... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Action , suspense and entertainment with a band of escaped WWII POW fighting nasty Nazis See more (49 total) »

Cast

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Bo Svenson ... Lt. Robert Yeager

Peter Hooten ... Tony

Fred Williamson ... Pvt. Fred Canfield
Michael Pergolani ... Nick
Jackie Basehart ... Berle

Michel Constantin ... Veronique

Debra Berger ... Nicole
Raimund Harmstorf ... Adolf Sachs

Ian Bannen ... Col. Charles Thomas Buckner
Flavio Andreini ... Examination Corporal
Peter Boom ... German Officer on Train
Vito Fornari ... SS Officer
Manfred Freyberger ... SS Commander

Joshua Sinclair ... The Sergeant (as John Loffredo)
Mike Morris ... Colonel Hauser
Donald O'Brien ... SS Commander of Convoy (as Donald O'Brian)
Gerard Schwarz ... German Telephone Operator
Bryan Rostron ... German Scientist (as Brian Torquil Rostron)
Massimo Vanni ... French Resistance Member
Bill Vanders ... German General on Train (as William Vanders)
Mauro Vestri ... French Resistance Member
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nick Alexander ... Examination Corporal (voice: English version) (uncredited)

Enzo G. Castellari ... German Officer (uncredited)
Enrico Cesaretti ... German Officer on Train (uncredited)
Massimo Ciprari ... German Officer on Train (uncredited)
Franz Colangeli ... German Officer on Train (uncredited)
Larry Dolgin ... Marshall / Sachs (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Ulla Johannsen ... Naked Woman with Machine Gun (uncredited)
Rocco Lerro ... German Gate Guard (uncredited)
Edward Mannix ... Redneck Bastard (voice: English version) (uncredited)
Giuseppe Marrocco ... German Officer in Ambushed Car (uncredited)
Roberto Messina ... American Prisoner (uncredited)
Attilio Pelegatti ... German Officer on Train (uncredited)
Pietro Plinio Quinzi ... French Reisistenace Member (uncredited)
Angelo Ragusa ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Roberto Sbarigia ... German Mortar Officer (uncredited)
Settimio Scacco ... Resistance Member (uncredited)
Clemente Ukmar ... Prisoner (uncredited)
Franco Ukmar ... American Troop Leader (uncredited)
Luciano Zanussi ... German Officer at Train (uncredited)

Directed by
Enzo G. Castellari 
 
Writing credits
Sandro Continenza (written by) &
Sergio Grieco (written by) &
Romano Migliorini (written by) &
Laura Toscano (written by) &
Franco Marotta (written by)

Alberto Piferi (dialogue collaboration)

Produced by
Roberto Sbarigia .... producer
 
Original Music by
Francesco De Masi 
 
Cinematography by
Giovanni Bergamini (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Gianfranco Amicucci 
 
Production Design by
Pier Luigi Basile  (as Pierluigi Basile)
Aurelio Crugnola 
 
Set Decoration by
Pier Luigi Basile  (as Pierluigi Basile)
Aurelio Crugnola 
 
Costume Design by
Ugo Pericoli 
 
Makeup Department
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... hairstylist
Giovanni Morosi .... makeup artist (as Gianni Morosi)
 
Production Management
Ennio Di Meo .... unit manager
Pino Mangogna .... unit manager
Roberto Sbarigia .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mario Maffei .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Enrico Sanchini .... drapes and carpets
 
Sound Department
Nick Alexander .... dubbing editor
Domenico Dubbini .... sound recordist
Mario Ottavi .... sound recordist
 
Special Effects by
Gino De Rossi .... special effects
Antonio Margheriti .... special effects: miniatures unit (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Rocco Lerro .... stunt coordinator
Angelo Ragusa .... stuntman: as stantman
Clemente Ukmar .... stuntman: as stantman
Franco Ukmar .... stuntman: as stantman
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gianfranco Massa .... action stills
Luciano Micheli .... key grip
Silvano Michisanti .... gaffer
Enrico Priori .... assistant cameraman
Stefano Sbarigia .... assistant cameraman
Otello Spila .... camera operator
Gaetano Valle .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Otello Polci .... wardrobe master
Otello Polci .... costumer (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Roberto Amicucci .... second assistant editor
Cesarina Casini .... first assistant editor
 
Music Department
Francesco De Masi .... conductor
 
Other crew
Silvia Caperna .... production co-ordination
Gioia Donati .... script continuity
Armando Grilli .... armorer
Egle Guarino .... script continuity
Alfonso Licata .... production co-ordination
Adalberto Spadoni .... production accountant
Silvia Caperna .... administrator (uncredited)
Alfonso Licata .... administrator (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Quel maledetto treno blindato" - Italy (original title)
"Counterfeit Commandos" - UK (TV title), USA (reissue title)
"Deadly Mission" - USA (video title)
"G.I. Bro" - USA (recut version)
"Hell's Heroes" - USA (video title)
"The Dirty Bastard" - Philippines (English title)
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Runtime:
99 min | UK:90 min (cut version) | Germany:76 min (cut version)
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-18 (uncut) (2007) | Finland:K-16 (cut) (1978) | France:Tous publics | Germany:18 (DVD rating) | Hong Kong:IIB | Iceland:16 | Italy:T | Netherlands:16 (US version) | Netherlands:16 (original rating) | Netherlands:12 (re-rating) | Norway:(Banned) (original rating) | Norway:15 (uncut DVD version) (2007) | Norway:16 (Video rating) (1988) | Norway:16 (video) (1981) (unrated video version) | Norway:(Banned) (1978-2003) (cinema release) | Portugal:M/12 | Russia:16+ (video) | Singapore:M18 | Spain:13 | Sweden:(Banned) | Sweden:15 (video rating) | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (2007) | USA:R | West Germany:18 (nf)

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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Anachronisms: When Nick played by Michael Pergolani is updating the paper work he uses 'Liquid Paper/Correction Fluid' to alter the document. Liquid Paper was not invented until 1951, and was only really widely available in Europe from the mid 70's onwards.See more »
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Title Card:FRANCE 1944
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13 out of 21 people found the following review useful.
Action , suspense and entertainment with a band of escaped WWII POW fighting nasty Nazis, 28 March 2007
Author: ma-cortes

1944 , five convict soldiers (Peter Hooten, Fred Williamson , Basehart , Pergolani) in WWII France led to martial court escape from lock-up and head to Switzerland . They are commanded by a con-lieutenant (Bo Svenson) . They then mistakenly attack an allied command suited as Nazis . Posteriorly , the motley gang are assigned by an Allied colonel (Ian Bannen) pull off a daring assault on a Nazi-held stronghold . To add intrigue , a female (Debra Berger) and French resistance (Michael Constantine) have joined the ranks of the rag-tag , tough outfit ; besides a rebel Nazi (Raimund Harmstorf )also has infiltrated the band . After that , they participate on a suicidal task to thwart the Nazi schemes by blowing up a train containing V2 head-rockets in a decisive battle for winning the war .

The movie packs noisy action , slow motion explosion , shootouts , bombing and is quite amusing . It's well-made war-action/thriller/adventure/ Eurotrash film , it is a standout in its genre : ¨The Spaghetti-Italian warlike¨ . Relentless plot twists ,in spite of some flaws , the warlike action keep you breathless . Rough , elegant Bo Svenson is well as the group leader of the motley pack , he leads the misfit band of crooks from behind enemy lines . Remainder cast formed by Fred Williamson , Constantine , Debra Berger (William Berger's daughter) and Peter Hooten as an assassin convict are nice . The film takes part from American classic movies , just like :¨Dirty dozen¨ ,¨ Kelly's heroes¨ and ¨ Where the eagles dare¨ but is actually its origin an Italian movie in similar plot , titled ¨ Hell commandos¨ (1969) .

Inglorious bastards¨ had a special remake directed by Quentin Tarantino . In the interview for an 'extra' in the re-release of the film on DVD Enzo G. Castellari points out that several scenes had to be re-scripted and/or shot differently as during filming the Italian Government, in response to increasing activity by the terrorist Red Brigade, drafted a law prohibiting the holding of weapons in case they fell into Red Brigade hands . The castle rescue scenes originally featured a massive shoot out, but were rewritten into the covert attack and escape featured, using knives, catapults and crossbows instead of firearms . The scene where Bo Svenson's character shoots the guards in the train lab was shot differently with a single squib at the end of the fake MP40 in the long shot, followed by a zoom into Bo's face with the sound of gunfire dubbed . Enzo G. Castellari threw spent rounds into shot to maintain the illusion of the weapon firing with the set electrician waving his hand in front of a lamp to simulate muzzle flash . The picture was professionally directed by Enzo Girolami Castellari who previously had made another good war film : ¨Eagles over London¨ . Besides , he usually worked with Bo Svenson and Fred Williamson (who is even named as a co-writer on screenplay on deposit at the Copyright Office) in Italian B films such as ¨Delta Force commando¨ ,¨Deadly impact¨, ¨ Tides of war¨ ,¨Bronx warriors¨, and ¨Warriors of the wasteland¨ .

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