MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 21,269 this week

Brass Target (1978)

5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 708 users  
Reviews: 16 user | 9 critic

General Patton tries to transfer the German gold stock to Frankfurt. But someone foils his plan. The military police begin to find the guilty...

Director:

Writers:

(novel),
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 10 titles
created 20 Dec 2010
 
a list of 1140 titles
created 18 Sep 2011
 
list image
a list of 113 titles
created 03 Jul 2013
 
a list of 10000 titles
created 4 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Brass Target" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Brass Target (1978)

Brass Target (1978) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Brass Target.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

The Key (1958)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

During World War II, tug boats conduct what are called salvage missions - picking up disabled ships. Not well equipped with weaponry, the tugs are sitting ducks for enemy fire. As such, the... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

A wonderful fairy tale of the misadventures of a beautiful but temperamental Neapolitan peasant, Isabella, when she meets the ill- tempered Spanish Prince Rodrigo Ferrante y Davalos. The ... See full summary »

Director: Francesco Rosi
Stars: Sophia Loren, Omar Sharif, Georges Wilson
Certificate: Passed Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

A Bank officer discovers a flaw in the U.S. extradition treaty with Brazil and decides to take advantage of it. On Friday, he steals a million dollars from the bank, knowing it won't be ... See full summary »

Director: Andrew L. Stone
Stars: Joseph Cotten, Teresa Wright, Jonathan Hale
Arabesque (1966)
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Story of international intrigue involving a university professor, an Arab prime minister, a ruthless businessman, a beautiful spy, and hieroglyphics.

Director: Stanley Donen
Stars: Gregory Peck, Sophia Loren, Alan Badel
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An insurance investigator runs into an ex-girlfriend, who is still as beautiful as he remembered her but is now married. He soon finds himself involved in arson, blackmail and murder.

Director: Sidney Gilliat
Stars: Jack Hawkins, Arlene Dahl, Dennis Price
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

A hard-line judge is tempted toward mercy-killing by his wife's terminal cancer.

Director: Michael Gordon
Stars: Fredric March, Edmond O'Brien, Florence Eldridge
Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

Pasquale and Maria, husband and wife, live in a palace supposedly haunted by ghosts and pay no rent. When Pasquale finds some food in the cupboard he thinks the ghosts are at work. Actually... See full summary »

Director: Renato Castellani
Stars: Sophia Loren, Vittorio Gassman, Mario Adorf
Lady L (1965)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Lady L. is an elegant, elderly lady who recalls the past loves and lusty adventures she has lived through.

Director: Peter Ustinov
Stars: Sophia Loren, Paul Newman, David Niven
The Sin (1972)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

A nun falls in love with her patient, who happens to be a communist.

Director: Alberto Lattuada
Stars: Sophia Loren, Adriano Celentano, Fernando Rey
Certificate: Passed Crime | Film-Noir | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Homicide detective Mike Conovan investigates the shooting of fellow detective Monigan...who apparrently was moonlighting as guard for a bookie. He finds that all the bookies in town are ... See full summary »

Director: Roy Rowland
Stars: Van Johnson, Arlene Dahl, Gloria DeHaven
Crime | Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Jimmy is drafted and ends up in Fred's troop on his way to Europe. Jimmy becomes vicious with his gun, wins a medal, and weds Fred's nurse girlfriend, Rose. Back home years later, Rose ... See full summary »

Director: W.S. Van Dyke
Stars: Spencer Tracy, Gladys George, Franchot Tone
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Steve Keiver, young lawyer working for an insurance company, hears his boss remark that he'd pay a large sum "no questions asked" for return of stolen property to avoid paying a much larger... See full summary »

Director: Harold F. Kress
Stars: Barry Sullivan, Arlene Dahl, George Murphy
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Maj. Joe De Lucca
...
...
Col. Donald Rogers
...
Col. Mike McCauley
...
Col. Robert Dawson
...
Col. Walter Gilchrist
...
Shelley Martin Webber
...
Col. Stewart
Lee Montague ...
Alan Tilvern ...
Frank Ferraro
Hal Galili ...
Capt. Levy
Bernard Horsfall ...
Shelley
John Junkin ...
Carberry
Sigfrit Steiner ...
Herr Schroeder
Edit

Storyline

General Patton tries to transfer the German gold stock to Frankfurt. But someone foils his plan. The military police begin to find the guilty... Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

...suspense that reaches the highest rank. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

9 March 1979 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Celuj do generala  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Many of the extras are actually U.S. Army personnel who were serving in Munich at the time of the filming. Most of the soldiers on the train at the beginning are active duty MP's who took leave to go on location in the Black Forest to make money as extras. See more »

Quotes

Gen. George S. Patton: The CID is so irresponsible, they couldn't find horseshit in a stable.
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Poorly made movie.
25 March 2006 | by (Groningen, The Netherlands) – See all my reviews

This was an extremely lacking WW II movie. The story is told poorly and most of the time is just mainly confusing. The movie also lacks in tension and the main characters in the story are handled in a boring and bad way.

The cast of this movie is truly impressive. George Kennedy, John Cassavetes, Sophia Loren, Robert Vaughn, Max von Sydow, Patrick McGoohan, Bruce Davison. All are great actors but the material they had been given to work with in this movie was just plain awful. None of the actors really get the opportunity to shine, due to the very poor directing and some weak, ridicules dialog. All of the characters in the movie are just totally uninteresting to follow. Sophia Loren's character is just pointless and works only distracting and causes the movie its pace to be even more lacking in speed. George Kennedy also really wasn't convincing as Gen. George S. Patton Jr. Robert Vaughn plays a villainous American colonel, who also happens to be a very active homosexual in the movie. This just feels totally pointless and was not needed at all for the story. Basically the only really interesting and good character is the hit-man played by the always dependable Max von Sydow. Cheering for the bad guy in a movie like this one, that's never a good sign. It was also sort of fun to see a young Bruce Davison, before he received real fame in the late '90's/00's.

The story itself really isn't that bad and was good enough to make this movie just as good and entertaining as movies like "Where Eagles Dare", "The Guns of Navarone" and "The Eagle Has Landed". However the story is told extremely muddled in the movie, which makes it hard to understand at times what is the main plot line of the movie. At first you think that the movie is about getting the stolen German gold stock back. However as the movie progresses it becomes obvious that the movie is about an assassination on General Patton instead and the movie turns into a whole different movie entirely, almost more in the same style as "The Day of the Jackal", which was made 5 years earlier. Needless to say that not all of the elements that happen in the story feel connected to each other.

The movie is also truly lacking in tension. The movie is slow paced and could had really used some action sequences. Instead, the movie is a slow and boring one to watch. Also because the story is so confusing and distorted, you never really connect to anything that happens in the movie. The characters feel really distant and the events in the movie are far from interesting or exciting and the movie also totally lacks in style and atmosphere.

So why should you watch this movie in the first place? I can think of no reason. It by no means is one of the worst movies ever made but it also most certainly isn't the best in its genre. It's a very poorly made movie, with weak directing and storytelling that feels like an huge waste of a great cast and a story that had quite some potential and deserved a better treatment. It's already an almost totally forgotten movie and it should better just stay that way as well.

4/10

http://bobafett1138.blogspot.com/


3 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Released on DVD kelvie
Enjoyable movie edwstraker
Discuss Brass Target (1978) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?