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Brass Target (1978)

PG | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 2 March 1979 (UK)
In 1945, General Patton sends Germany's confiscated gold reserves to Frankfurt but the army train is robbed by plotters who also hire a Swiss hit-man to kill the general.

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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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The Germans hid it. The Russians want it. The Americans stole it. General George S. Patton may die for it. See more »


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2 March 1979 (UK)  »

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Death of Target  »

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Box Office

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$354,797 (USA) (25 December 1978)

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$5,011,158 (USA)
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2.35 : 1
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In real life, George Kennedy, who plays General George S. Patton, served under him during World War II. 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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