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

  (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
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)
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)
 
Stunts
Petar Buntic .... stunt coordinator
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
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)
 
Thanks
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:
"Dirty Dozen 3" - International (English title) (informal title)
"Dirty Dozen III" - International (English title) (informal title)
"The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission" - USA (DVD box title)
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Runtime:
90 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The character of Major John Reisman played by Lee Marvin in The Dirty Dozen (1967) and The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985) (TV) does not appear in this movie nor in the next "Dirty Dozen" TV movie sequel, The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988) (TV). His character was replaced by the character of Major Wright for these two movies and is played by Telly Savalas. Savalas had appeared in the original The Dirty Dozen (1967) movie as Archer Maggott where his character was killed-off.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Major Wright (Telly Savalas) is testing the new recruits under fire, he says that "the .30 caliber machine gun at the other end of the field is locked in to fire at 36 inches above the ground" yet when the machine gun is shown firing above the heads of the troops crawling on the ground, the barrel is jumping in all directions from the recoil and being aimed manually by the gunner, clearly not locked in any direction.See more »
Movie Connections:
Followed by "Dirty Dozen: The Series" (1988)See more »

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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
It's worth a look., 2 July 2006
Author: mhasheider from Sauk City, Wisconsin

Surprisingly good and fairly entertaining thriller as Telly Savalas (who had appeared in the original as one of the twelve convicts not to mention one of the most menacing members of the group) takes over as Wright, the new officer chosen by General Worden (Ernest Borgnine) to recruit and train twelve convicts (Randall "Tex" Cobb, Gary Graham, and Bo Svenson among the bunch that are selected for the operation) to attack and destroy several containers of nerve gas hidden in a French monestary and bail out the six scientists who are developing the gas under the close watch of the German SS.

I'll admit that I did like the "Deadly Mission" a lot better than its' predecessor and there's a few reasons (the performances are respectable, the plot twists some of which are slick, and the characters are actually interesting) to back it up. This movie is worth a look.

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