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Director:
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Lukas Heller (characters)
Nunnally Johnson (characters)
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Release Date:
4 February 1985 (USA) See more »
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They're back... and deadlier than ever!
Plot:
Major Reisman is "Volunteered" to lead another mission using convicted army soldiers, sentenced to either death or long prison terms... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Lee Marvin ... Maj. John Reisman

Ernest Borgnine ... Gen. Worden

Ken Wahl ... Louis Valentine

Larry Wilcox ... Tommy Wells

Sonny Landham ... Sam Sixkiller

Richard Jaeckel ... MP Sgt. Clyde Bowren
Wolf Kahler ... Gen. Sepp Dietrich

Gavan O'Herlihy ... Conrad E. Perkins

Ricco Ross ... Arlen Dregors
Stephen Hattersley ... Otto Deutsch

Rolf Saxon ... Robert E. Wright
Jay Benedict ... Didier Le Clair
Michael John Paliotti ... Baxley
Paul Herzberg ... Reynolds
Jeff Harding ... Sanders

Sam Douglas ... Anderson
Russell Sommers ... Gary Rosen

Michael Sheard ... Adolf Hitler
Bruce Boa ... Colonel
John Malcolm ... Field Marshal Meisterlein

William Morgan Sheppard ... German General (as Morgan Sheppard)
Crispin Denys ... Schmidt
Denis Holmes ... Gen. Pierre Fontaine
Alan Barry ... Gen. Bulldog Bardsley
Don Fellows ... Gen. Trent Tucker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Billy Dean ... Nazi Officer
Mike Kent ... German Soldier
Charles Bodycomb ... GI Harley Outrider (uncredited)

Derek Lyons ... G.I. (uncredited)
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Directed by
Andrew V. McLaglen 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lukas Heller  characters
Nunnally Johnson  characters
Michael Kane 
E.M. Nathanson  novel

Produced by
Frederick Muller .... associate producer
Harry R. Sherman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Richard Harvey 
 
Cinematography by
John Stanier (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Alan Strachan 
 
Production Design by
Peter Mullins 
 
Art Direction by
William Alexander  (as Bill Alexander)
 
Set Decoration by
Robin Tarsnane 
 
Costume Design by
Betsy Heimann 
 
Makeup Department
Stevie Hall .... hair stylist
Jane Royle .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bruce A. Pobjoy .... post-production supervisor
Steven P. Saeta .... production supervisor
Ted Zachary .... executive in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Peter Bennett Jr. .... second assistant director
Callum McDougall .... third assistant director
Michael Zimbrich .... first assistant director
 
Art Department
Brian Payne .... property master
Steve Payne .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Milan Bor .... sound re-recording mixer
Don Deacon .... sound editor
Paul Le Mare .... production sound mixer
 
Special Effects by
David Beavis .... special effects supervisor (as Dave Beavis)
 
Stunts
Roy Alon .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
John Dimond .... gaffer
Ian Foster .... clapper loader: second unit
Larry Park .... best boy
Peter Versey .... assistant camera
David Wynn-Jones .... camera operator
Anthony Stanier .... camera trainee (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Joseph D'Agosta .... casting: US
Allan Foenander .... casting: UK
 
Other crew
Marilyn Clarke .... script supervisor
Russell Lodge .... location manager
Gary Nixon .... assistant accountant
Jennie Raglan .... production coordinator
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dirty Dozen 2" - International (English title) (informal title)
"Dirty Dozen II" - International (English title) (informal title)
"Dirty Dozen: Next Mission" - International (English title) (informal title)
"The Dirty Dozen 2" - International (English title) (informal title)
"The Dirty Dozen II" - International (English title) (informal title)
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95 min
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As they're departing for training camp, Maj. Reisman (Lee Marvin) asks MP Sgt. Bowren (Richard Jaeckel) "What do you think?" to which he replies "I think the first chance one of these guys gets, he'll shoot the Major in the back." That's the same exchange the two had in The Dirty Dozen (1967).See more »
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Continuity: When Sixkiller is running and shooting with the MG42, the weapon jams, but the sound of bullets being fired continues. The amount of ammunition Sixkiller has for the MG42 also varies from shot to shot.See more »
Quotes:
Gen. Sepp Dietrich:[playing chess] Checkmate.
Schmidt:Congratulations, Herr General.
Gen. Sepp Dietrich:Nothing has changed, my dear Schmidt. All the years you have been with me, I cannot remember the last time you won the game. You must realize by now I am a master of strategy. There is no one in the Fatherland who has furthered the cause, furthered the war...
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The Pitfalls of Making Sequels to Blockbusters, 101, 5 April 2014
Author: dglink from Alexandria, VA

Nearly 20 years after the blockbuster success of "The Dirty Dozen," Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, and Richard Jaeckel re-teamed for a sequel, "The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission." While Borgnine and Jaeckel retain their dignity and acquit themselves reasonably well, Marvin seems bored and tired throughout; "show me the money" is written all over his face. But the lead is not the only casting problem with this lackluster followup. The original dirty dozen were a motley crew of psychopaths and criminals, embodied by such great character actors as John Cassavetes, Telly Savalas, and Donald Sutherland. The dirty dozen in "Next Mission" are well scrubbed, clean cut young guys, who look as though they were former boy scouts recruited from a male escort service. To suggest these choir boys had committed crimes worthy of hanging or life at hard labor is laughable.

Mercifully, "Next Mission" is about an hour shorter than the classic original. The assignment this time is to assassinate a Nazi general, who is intent on killing Hitler. However, the reasoning for saving Der Fuhrer's life is never explained. The mission not only lacks justification, but also seems to lack any logical plan. The team lands at an airport inside Nazi controlled territory, calmly walks from the plane dressed in German uniforms, and boards a waiting bus. One of the team is an African-American, but that only seems to occur to anyone at the last minute, just before they deplane. If that is not howler enough, the team member who has only flown crop dusters suddenly becomes expert at flying a German war plane. Marvin tells the group they will not parachute, because they have not been trained and would be killed; later, the entire group parachutes safely in the dark. Michael Kane is credited with the "writing;" he should have sued to take his name off.

Director Andrew V. McLaglen is a competent director of such TV westerns as "Gunsmoke," Have Gun will Travel," and "Rawhide;" occasionally, he turned out a decent movie as well: "Shenandoah," "McLintock," "The Undefeated." However, the script for "Next Mission" defeated McLaglen and his career was over six years later, not long after another misguided sequel, "Return from the River Kwai." "The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission" should be required viewing in film school, The Pitfalls of Making Sequels to Successful Films, 101. "Mission" is unnecessary, howlingly inept at times, and only tarnishes the image of Lee Marvin. Not surprisingly, none of the new dirty dozen became household names afterward; all involved should have passed on this mission and so should viewers.

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