MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 45,371 this week

The Misfit Brigade (1987)

6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 1,244 users  
Reviews: 18 user | 3 critic

War story of the 27th Panzers, Hitler's heavy-duty combat regiment composed of prisoners.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay)
0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 46 titles
created 25 Feb 2012
 
a list of 2471 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 1622 titles
created 13 Apr 2012
 
a list of 845 titles
created 02 Nov 2012
 
list image
a list of 39 titles
created 07 Aug 2013
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Misfit Brigade (1987)

The Misfit Brigade (1987) on IMDb 6/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Misfit Brigade.

User Polls

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Captive (1986)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The daughter of an international tycoon is kidnapped by a trio of abductors who seek to mold her to their lifestyle.

Director: Paul Mayersberg
Stars: Irina Brook, Oliver Reed, Hiro Arai
Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

1747, on the lush Caribbean island of St. Kitts, landowner Richard Abdee is living peacefully when he is offered the job of governor by the evil temptress, Arabella.

Director: Gérard Kikoïne
Stars: Oliver Reed, Eartha Kitt, Herbert Lom
Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

An elderly American soldier arrives in Angola, where he has organised an audacious mission to spring his son, an imprisoned CIA agent, out of a heavily fortified stronghold.

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Robert Vaughn, Oliver Reed
Rhineland (2007)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Set in March, 1945 during the battle known as "The last great killing ground in the west", RHINELAND tells the story of a young replacement thrown into an under-strength mine platoon. A ... See full summary »

Director: Chris Grega
Stars: Derek Simmons, Paul Wendell, Travis Estes
War | Drama | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

During WW2, German POWs in Britain plot to escape from their prison camp in Scotland.

Director: Lamont Johnson
Stars: Brian Keith, Helmut Griem, Ian Hendry
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  

A group of German Tank Crew fight to survive in france while a french woman falls in love with the German lieutenant

Director: José Luis Merino
Stars: Stelvio Rosi, Erna Schurer, Guy Madison
Comedy | Drama | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

An ugly, misshapen podiatrist ingests a formula made by a colleague and turns into a handsome, devil-may-care (but violent) ladies' man.

Director: Charles B. Griffith
Stars: Oliver Reed, Sunny Johnson, Maia Danziger
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An updated version of the classic horror tale by Edgar Allen Poe. Ryan and his girlfriend Molly are going to visit Ryan's uncle, Roderick Usher, at his mansion. They find, however, that ... See full summary »

Director: Alan Birkinshaw
Stars: Oliver Reed, Donald Pleasence, Romy Windsor
War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

An American colonel who has never been in combat is assigned to create a special forces unit from Canadian Army troops and a ragtag group of U.S. Army misfits.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Coming back from an extended business trip, Frank discovers that his girlfriend Janie is now working at a new resort hotel where the owner has given her a permanent place to stay, as well ... See full summary »

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Oliver Reed, Susan George, Raymond Burr
Dragonard (1987)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

In 1747, a handsome but rebellious Scotsman named Richard Abdee is auctioned off as a slave on a Caribbean island controlled by French and British sugar-planters. When caught having sex ... See full summary »

Director: Gérard Kikoïne
Stars: Oliver Reed, Eartha Kitt, Annabel Schofield
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

This film is about the 1920 revolution in Iraq against the English occupation.

Director: Mohamed Shukri Jameel
Stars: Yousef al-Any, Ghari al-Takriti, Bernard Archard
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Cpl. Joseph Porta
...
The Legionnaire
...
Capt. Erich von Barring
...
Tiny
...
Old Man
...
The General
...
Branko Vidakovic ...
Cpl. Hugo Stege (as Branko Vidak)
Slavko Stimac ...
Sven Hassel
Boris Komnenic ...
Bauer
Andreja Maricic ...
Müller
Klaus Pagh ...
Reinhardt
Anton Sosic ...
Freckles
Svetislav Goncic ...
Sgt. Siegfried
Gordana Bjelica ...
Russian officer
Edit

Storyline

War story of the 27th Panzers, Hitler's heavy-duty combat regiment composed of prisoners.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Adventure | Drama | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

22 February 1988 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Wheels of Terror  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

The film is based on Danish writer Sven Hassel's 1979 war novel Wheels of Terror. See more »

Goofs

The fight between Tiny and the Legionnaire takes place in "Comrades of war" also the character of Freckles is not in the novel. See more »

Quotes

German Deserter: Where Are you going, in such a hurry?
Porta: Valhalla!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
The war movie no one wants to release ......
9 October 2006 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

Svel Hassle has written a lot of books about his war experiences as a Dane in the German Army in WWII. Most of these fictional accounts but based on real-life events), the books have been widely released in Europe, but from time to time are available in North America as well (Corgi Press).

This is the one and only movie made from one of his books, a shame really, since Swen Hassle portrays way in a most realistic manner; neither making light of what is happening, not glorifying war, but emphasizing the "Kameradschaft" - the effects of the war's events on Swen and his friends.

The movie unfortunately has some flaws that keep it from being really great. Foremost of these is the casting of David Carradine as a German officer. Too bad, since his performance in this film is sub-par at best.

The casting of Bruce Davison as Porta is a great choice, and he really shines in this movie, and along with David Patrick Kelly (as "The Legionnaire") gives realistic performances.

One of the major reasons this movie didn't receive wider distribution was protests from a number of groups who thought the movie - although they probably had not seen it - glorified the Nazi regime. It doesn't - it portrays war as brutal (on all sides), with no leaders to rely on, rather only one's fellow soldiers to depend on for your life.

A side-note - Swen Hassle is still alive (at this writing) and until relatively recently, has still been writing (although not writing fiction any more). Two of the three major characters in his books (Tiny, Porta and the Legionnaire) survived the war as well.


18 of 22 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Using Russian SU tanks? move_it
Music?? cabu_ratchak
Soundtrack? m04krifr
Sentimental tuet
Porta the Comunist gibsonrickenbacker-1
Discuss The Misfit Brigade (1987) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?