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Nunnally Johnson (characters) and
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Release Date:
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)

Tony Lima ... (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)
Location Management
Zoran Blazevic .... location manager
Igor Nola .... location manager (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
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)
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)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Filming Locations:

Did You Know?

Lee Marvin was too ill to reprise his role as Major Reisman.See more »
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 The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988) (TV)See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
"Welcome to WW2"., 13 November 2010
Author: lost-in-limbo from the Mad Hatter's tea party.

Wow after "The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985)" they managed to scrape out another two more late 80s straight-to-TV sequels. I didn't even know there was a fourth, yet alone a third. No more Lee Marvin, instead we have Telly Savalas barking the orders. Actually amongst that tough impression is a reflectively moralistic manner that shows he's not your typical by the book soldier. He pushes his men, but for that he grows attached to them. Again it follows the chewy formula of its influencer's; during WW2 a group of misfit stock criminals facing the death penalty are hand picked and trained up in England by Savalas' character to go on a virtual suicide mission behind enemy lines in France to destroy nerve gas containers hidden in a Monastery. Some familiar faces (some slumming it) do pop up in this group; Bo Svenson (who gets a memorable introduction), Vince Edwards, Randall 'Tex' Cobb, Vincent Van Patten, James Van Patten and Thom Mathews (who'll horror fans might recognize). Also featuring is Ernest Borgnine and Wolf Kahler as a German Colonel. It's a sturdily brazen little action joint, as the drama thickens and it builds up to a thrilling climax battle where the act of bravery and redemption shines through. There are enough bangs, secret phrases, cheerful marching music, character conflicts and tension to be entertained within its quick moving time frame.

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