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The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | War  -  4 February 1985 (USA)
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Major Reisman is "Volunteered" to lead another mission using convicted army soldiers, sentenced to either death or long prison terms. This time their mission is to kill a Nazi general who ... See full summary »

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Major Reisman is "Volunteered" to lead another mission using convicted army soldiers, sentenced to either death or long prison terms. This time their mission is to kill a Nazi general who plans to assassinate Hitler. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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They're back... and deadlier than ever!

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Das dreckige Dutzend Teil 2  »

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Television movie debut for Lee Marvin. This is despite appearing in a number of television series episodes and the movie The Killers (1964). According to the book, Movies Made for Television, The Killers (1964) was originally made for television but ended up being released theatrically because it was thought to be too violent for TV. See more »

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The Uniform Code of Military Justice did not take effect until 1951 yet it is mentioned several times in the movie. See more »

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Arlen Dregors: Recruiting new victims, Major? Heard all about your last mission. Yeah, twelve go out, only one comes home. Those are lousy odds.
Maj. John Reisman: It's a lousy war. This is a lousy prison. And you have a lousy future.
Arlen Dregors: You ain't offering me nothin' better.
Maj. John Reisman: Oh, come on, Dregors. It'll be more fun than you've had in years.
Arlen Dregors: Hand grenade and hookers? That ain't my style.
Maj. John Reisman: But shooting an officer in the back of the head is?
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References The Dirty Dozen (1967) See more »

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The Real-Life Story/Events Film Was Based On
9 October 2003 | by (Chicago, IL) – See all my reviews



According to an article written many years ago, the original "The Dirty Dozen" novel was actually based on real life story. US military convicts were offered pardon in exchange for similar suicide missions in Nazi occupied France. They agreed, but after the drop they turned their tails and spent the rest of the war in neutral Spain. In real life, use of pardoned convicts as soldiers is rather common phenomena, as experiences in former Yugoslavia indicate. In WWII Red Army and Wehrmacht employed such practice. The operation that actually resembles this movie the most was conducted by Germans. In May of 1944, frustrated with unsuccessful attempts to chase down and destroy the core formations of Yugoslav Partisans, German High Command planned the daring parachute raid on the headquarters of Partisan leader Tito and trained entire battalion of convicts for that very purpose. At the end of the day, Tito, although initially surprised, managed to get away and the convict paratroopers, decimated in a hellatious battle, took only Tito's freshly tailored Field Marshall uniform as their only trophy.


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