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Brass Target (1978)

PG | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 2 March 1979 (UK)
General Patton tries to transfer the German gold stock to Frankfurt. But someone foils his plan. The military police begin to find the guilty...

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Maj. Joe De Lucca
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Col. Donald Rogers
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Col. Mike McCauley
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Col. Robert Dawson
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Col. Walter Gilchrist
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Shelley Martin Webber
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Col. Stewart
Lee Montague ...
Alan Tilvern ...
Frank Ferraro
Hal Galili ...
Capt. Levy
Bernard Horsfall ...
Shelley
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Carberry
Sigfrit Steiner ...
Herr Schroeder
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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>

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


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2 March 1979 (UK)  »

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Burasu Tâgetto  »

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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 »

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Gen. George S. Patton: The CID is so irresponsible, they couldn't find horseshit in a stable.
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Amazingly dull...
18 June 2016 | by (Bradenton, Florida) – See all my reviews

The film is set in post-war Europe and an American Army train loaded with gold is blown up and its contents robbed. The film mostly consists of the efforts taken to discover who is responsible. Considering the film is about a violent gold robbery and its investigation, the film is amazingly dull. Much of it can be blamed on the indifferent direction, the very poor casting of stars in the various roles as well as the script which practically put me to sleep. It's not a terrible film but one that should have been so much better.

As far as my problems with the film, the most noticeable was the casting. George Kennedy seemed odd as Patton but others made even less sense...such as a very, very young looking Bruce Davison playing a full colonel and John Cassevetes as a major who simply scowls all the time. None of the other stars were particularly distinguished as well and the film has the look of a star-studded affair instead of a film honestly trying to tell a good story.


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