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The Last Days of Patton (1986)

Following the close of World War II, General George S. Patton is seriously injured in a car accident and not expected to survive. "The Last Days of Patton" tells the story of these last few... See full summary »

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Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
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Dr. Lt.Col. Paul S. Hill
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Jean Gordon
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Baron von Wangenheim
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Col. Glen Spurling
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Lt.Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
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Sgt. 1st Class George Meeks
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Brigadier Hugh Cairns (as Alan MacNaughton)
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Lt.Gen. Geoffrey Keyes
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Col. Paul Harkins
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Dr. Col. Lawrence Ball
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Mrs. Beatrice Ayer Patton
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Following the close of World War II, General George S. Patton is seriously injured in a car accident and not expected to survive. "The Last Days of Patton" tells the story of these last few months of the General's life and the Army Medical Corps efforts to save him. Intermixed with flashbacks, the film also shows Patton's earlier career as a fledging tank commander during the First World War. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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14 September 1986 (USA)  »

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Although, in this movie, it would look like the accident that General Patton was in happened the day after his birthday (The soldiers in the truck are singing one of the tunes played at the generals birthday party), the accident happened on Decenber 8th...Almost a month after General Patton's birthday. See more »

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General George S. Patton Jr.: There's never been a better chance of producing a war in Europe than we have right now... WIth the German troops I'm holding and my own men, I can push the Russians all the way back to Moscow.
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A fitting sequel
6 April 2006 | by See all my reviews

This film, a made-for-TV sequel to the movie "Patton", is exceptionally well done. With essentially the same cast as the film, it follows the career of General George S. Patton from victory in Europe to his untimely death following an automobile accident in Bavaria. While the movie "Patton" portrays the brusque, sometimes profane side of General Patton, this sequel shows his softer side. He was a brilliant strategist and tactician but also felt deeply the role and demands of the common soldier, with whom he desired to be buried. The script for this film was derived from the book by Ladislav Farrago, author of the excellent biography "Patton". Farrago was a WWII OSS agent who experienced the rigors of war firsthand. At the time he wrote "The last days..." and writing about Patton's painful last days in the hospital, he was himself dying of cancer. His wife and son finished the work. This film is an important footnote to history and should be recorded on DVD.


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