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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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Death of Target  »

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$354,797, 25 December 1978, Limited Release

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$5,011,158
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Stars three actors who played murderers in TV's Columbo; John Cassavetes, Robert Vaughn and Patrick McGoohan. 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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Not a great film, but not entirely bad
7 September 2011 | by See all my reviews

If you take Brass Target as a re-imagination of the situation in post-WWII Europe, similar to "Inglorious Basterds"©, this movie is easier to accept. However, any similarity to "Inglorious Basterds"© ends there. I feel this is a film made due to contractual obligations and maintaining SAG membership. The only reason I ever watched this film is because I was an extra in it, and even actually appear on screen for a second. Other than that, I MAY have been tempted to watch it once by some of the names, in particular Patrick McGoohan and George Kennedy, but other than my own one second of film glory, I wouldn't own it. The plot is completely implausible. I feel the actors make the best of it out of sheer professional pride. Here's a trivia point for you IMDb© keepers out there: Many of the extras are actually U.S. Army personnel recruited from troops serving in Munich at the time the movie was shot.


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