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Nunnally Johnson (characters) and
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1 March 1987 (USA) See more »
When it's impossible... send in the Dozen.
Telly Savalas assumes the role of the leader of the Dirty Dozen from Lee Marvin. In this movie he and... See more » | Add synopsis »
R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012)
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  (in credits order)

Telly Savalas ... Maj. Wright

Ernest Borgnine ... General Sam Worden

Vince Edwards ... Sgt. Holt

Bo Svenson ... Maurice Fontenac

Vincent Van Patten ... Ronnie Webber

James Van Patten ... David Webber

Randall 'Tex' Cobb ... Eric 'Swede' Wallan

Gary Graham ... Joe Stern
Wolf Kahler ... Colonel Krieger

Thom Mathews ... Francis Kelly
Emmanuelle Meyssignac ... Marie Verlaine

Paul Picerni ... Ernesto Ferruci
Pavle Balenovic ... Ballews
Mario Barbaric ... Chacon
Branko Blace ... Martinez
Milan Ristic ... Spencer
Matko Raguz ... Sturdivant
David Horovitch ... Pierre Claudel
Bernard Woringer ... George Flamands
Meg Wynn Owen ... Julia Flamands
Jay Bura ... Fredric Flamands
Bozidar Smiljanic ... Paul Verlaine
Frederick Bartman ... Dr. Dufrense
Werner Stocker ... SS Sergeant
David Pullan ... Naval Lieutenant
Ned Vukovic ... British Agent

Sam Douglas ... Hallet
Vili Matula ... Karl - Krieger's Aide
Ivo Kristof ... Lt. Karl Hoffler
Bozena Ruk-Focic ... Wagnerian Soprano
Gus Savalas ... American General
Elizabeth Edmonds ... Brunette
Sallie Anne Field ... Redhead
Slavica Knezevic ... Italian Girl
Antonia Cutic ... Gas Victim
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Guber ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee H. Katzin 
Writing credits
Nunnally Johnson (characters) and
Lukas Heller (characters)

E.M. Nathanson (novel The Dirty Dozen)

Mark Rodgers 

Produced by
David Gerber .... executive producer
Boris Gregoric .... associate producer
Clive Reed .... associate producer
Mel Swope .... producer
Original Music by
John Cacavas 
Cinematography by
Tomislav Pinter (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Ronald J. Fagan 
Ronald LaVine  (as Ronald La Vine)
Richard E. Rabjohn 
Production Design by
John Stoll 
Art Direction by
Zeljko Senecic 
Set Decoration by
Mario Ivezic 
Makeup Department
Svjetlana Gutic .... make-up trainee
Halid Redzebasic .... makeup artist
Marija Valkovic .... hair stylist
Production Management
Bruce A. Pobjoy .... post-production supervisor
Christopher Seitz .... executive in charge of production
Goran Tozija .... unit production manager (as Gorjan Tozija)
Boris Dmitrovic .... local production manager (uncredited)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zoran Budak .... first assistant director
Larry Kostroff .... first assistant director
Mario Scherr .... second assistant director
Art Department
Damir Gabelica .... construction manager
Mario Ivezic .... set dresser
Zeljko Luter .... property master
Sound Department
David Allen .... sound mixer (as Dave Allen)
Dwayne Avery .... sound supervisor (as Dwayne E. Avery)
Gail Clark Burch .... adr supervisor (as Gail M. Clark)
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer (as Carlos de Larios)
Ed Fassl .... sound effects editor
Michael J. Kohut .... sound re-recording mixer
Aaron Rochin .... sound re-recording mixer
Al Gomez .... sound mixer (uncredited)
Tom Ruff .... a.d.r. mixer (uncredited)
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound designer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects supervisor
Petar Zivkovic .... special effects supervisor
Mladen Markovic .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Petar Buntic .... stunt coordinator
Radovan Ribic .... stunts
Aldo Toncic .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Marijan Marcius .... key grip (as Marijan Marcijus)
Ivica Rajkovic .... second camera operator
Vladimir Ruzic .... chief lighting technician (as Vlado Ruzic)
Branko Knez .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Goran Mecava .... focus puller (uncredited)
Casting Department
Celestia Fox .... casting: UK
Jacqueline Laloux .... casting: France
Sabine Schroth .... casting: West Germany (as Sabina Schroth)
Vlado Spindler .... casting: Yugoslavia
April Webster .... casting: USA, McLean/Dimeo & Associates
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Anthony Black .... wardrobe supervisor
John Capodanno .... wardrobe
Franjo Simek .... wardrobe master
Sanja Vabic .... wardrobe mistress
Editorial Department
Jeff Cahn .... assistant editor (as Jeffrey Cahn)
Carmen Randic .... assistant editor (as Karmen Randic)
Portia Stewart .... assistant editor
Michael Tompane .... assistant editor
Ranko Paukovic .... set assistant editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Harry V. Lojewski .... music supervisor
Joe Tuley .... music editor
Roger Monk .... score mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Velimir Supljika .... transportation captain
Mladen Cernjak .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Other crew
Angela Allen .... script supervisor
Zoran Blazevic .... location manager
Fernando Castillo Díaz .... spanish subtitles
Zoran Dragovic .... crowd marshall
Mirko Orescanin .... armorer
Nada Pinter .... production coordinator
Branko Repalust .... armorer
Carl Schmidt .... armorer
Tom Udell .... location auditor
Marko Vrdoljak .... military liaison
Zrinka Anic .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Igor Nola .... location manager (uncredited)
The People of Yugoslavia .... the producers wish to thank: for their good spirit and cooperation during the making of this film

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission" - International (English title) (imdb display title), USA (DVD box title)
"Dirty Dozen 3" - International (English title) (informal title)
"Dirty Dozen III" - International (English title) (informal title)
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90 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
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1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Lee Marvin was too ill to reprise his role as Major Reisman.See more »
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The dartboard at the "girls-school" is hung incorrectly. It should have 20 straight upwards (at 12 o'clock), but instead 20 is about in the 7 o'clock position.See more »
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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
Average follow-up with Telly Savalas as tough officer replacing Lee Marvin, 16 May 2011
Author: ma-cortes

Telly Savalas training a group of rebels and misfits soldiers for a dangerous assault in a monastery of France . This is a rugged WWII actioner concerning about an experienced officer , Major Wright , he's assigned by Military staff (Ernest Borgnine) to train a dropout group of murderers , criminals and rapists who get a chance to redeem themselves . Savalas reprieves a bunch of ¨Death Row¨ inmates , forges them into a two-fisted fighting unit and leads them on a deadly assignment into Nazi France .The prisoners are oddballs , rag-tag and undisciplined gang (a large cast formed by Randall Tex Cobb , Gary Graham , Bo Svenson , Tom Mathews and the brothers James Van Patten and Vincent Van Patten ), under command a sergeant (Vince Edwards). The team is hardly trained by the Major Whright . In this film Savalas and his motley group , the Dirty Dozen, are suppose to rescue some scientific and destroy a nerve gas manufacturing installation before the Nazis can make enough to use against the Allies . When they arrive in France are helped by the resistance fighters (Emmanuel) . At the end they must participate in the suicidal mission behind the enemy lines , to wipe the French monastery by means of an assault over a strong position located on the North of France.

Savalas as Maj. Wright assumes the character of the leader of the Dirty Dozen from Lee Marvin in the classic directed by Robert Aldrich and based on the characters created by T.M. Nathanson , being scripted by Nunnally Johnson and Lukas Heller. This moving film packs frantic thrills, perilous adventures , relentless feats , and buck-loads of explosive action and violence. The noisy action is uniformly regularly-made, especially deserving of mention the rip-roaring final scenes on the impregnable monastery . Rough Telly Savallas is good as leader of the motley pack together thwart the Nazi schemes, as well as the largely secondary cast with special mention to Randall Tex Cobb . Atmospheric and martial musical score by John Cavacas and appropriate cinematography filmed in Zagreb, Croatia . This is is a wartime typical vehicle and into the ¨warlike commando genre¨ , which also belong : Where eagles dare(Brian G. Hutton) and Kelly's heroes(Hutton ), Tobruk (Arthur Hiller) and many others .

The exciting and original ¨Dirty dozen¨was followed by various sequels , a trio of inferior Telefilms (1985 , 87 , 88) as ¨Dirty Dozen II¨ by Andrew V McLagen with Lee Marvin and Richard Jaeckel , ¨Dirty Dozen III : Deadly mission by Lee H Katzin and ¨Dirty Dozen : Fatal mission¨ also by Lee H Katzin with Heather Thomas , Erik Strada , and Jeff Conaway ; both of them shot at the same time with similar actors and director , being filmed in Croacia.

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