MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 41,380 this week

The Misfit Brigade (1987)

R  |   |  Action, Adventure, Drama  |  22 February 1988 (USA)
6.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.0/10 from 1,331 users  
Reviews: 20 user | 3 critic

War story of the 27th Panzers, Hitler's heavy-duty combat regiment composed of prisoners. In 1943, this motley tank crew is sent on a suicide mission behind enemy lines to destroy a Soviet train that's carrying fuel for the Red Army.

Director:

Writers:

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

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 1031 titles
created 02 Nov 2012
 
a list of 2000 titles
created 16 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 39 titles
created 07 Aug 2013
 
a list of 188 titles
created 22 Apr 2014
 
a list of 37 titles
created 10 months ago
 

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 Rage (1988)
Action | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

An innocent group of college girls become the pawns in a deadly game of revenge when a South American cocaine baron retaliates against the chief of an American intelligence agency for jailing his son on drug charges.

Director: Cedric Sundstrom
Stars: Oliver Reed, Robert Vaughn, Claudia Udy
Action | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

During the Angola Civil War, CIA agent Michael Smith is captured by the Communists, prompting a rescue mission organized by his father aided by hired mercenaries.

Director: John 'Bud' Cardos
Stars: Ernest Borgnine, Robert Vaughn, Oliver Reed
The Revenger (1990)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Mike Teller, with the help of Harry Crawford, must retrieve Mike's wife, Lisa from the clutches of Jack Fisher over a matter of $500,000.

Director: Cedric Sundstrom
Stars: Oliver Reed, Frank Zagarino, Jeff Celentano
Captive (1986)
Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 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 6.7/10 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
Spasms (1983)
Horror | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A gigantic serpent is captured on a remote island and shipped to an American college for experimentation. A British millionaire and an American scientist find themselves in hot pursuit of ... See full summary »

Director: William Fruet
Stars: Peter Fonda, Oliver Reed, Kerrie Keane
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In 1943, in the Russian front, the decorated leader Rolf Steiner is promoted to Sergeant after another successful mission. Meanwhile the upper-class and arrogant Prussian Captain Hauptmann ... See full summary »

Director: Sam Peckinpah
Stars: James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 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
Hired to Kill (1990)
Action | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

A fashion photographer and seven models travel to a South American island fortress, ostensibly to do a fashion shoot. In reality, the photographer is a mercenary and their job is to free an... See full summary »

Directors: Nico Mastorakis, Peter Rader
Stars: Brian Thompson, Oliver Reed, George Kennedy
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A London art broker goes to Copenhagen where he requires the services of a secretary fluent in Danish, English, and German. He falls deeply in love with the woman, despite the fact that he ... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Hessler
Stars: Meg Tilly, Rupert Frazer, Nicholas Le Prevost
Severed Ties (1992)
Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.3/10 X  

A regeneration experiment on a severed arm goes awry, turning the limb into a murderous, reptilian creature.

Director: Damon Santostefano
Stars: Oliver Reed, Elke Sommer, Garrett Morris
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 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

In 1943, the Nazi Germany is suffering heavy losses at the Eastern Front and an order for all-out retreat is eventually issued. The 27th Penal Panzer Regiment, consisting solely of people convicted of various real or political crimes ranging from incest to dissidence, has just returned from Stalingrad where German forces were decimated by the Soviets after a year-long bloody fight. They are a motley tank crew that consists of Sergeant Willie Beier (aka Old Man), a family man who fears for the safety of his wife and child if he disobeys the Nazis, Corporal Joseph Porta, the team's fixer and a self-proclaimed communist who always tries to keep his spirits up whether through gambling, drinking or simple tomfoolery, Corporal Hugo Stege, Porta's "partner in crime", young Sven Hassel, a character based on real Sven Hassel, the writer of the novel that the movie was based on, Wolfgang Creutzfeldt (aka Tiny), a dimwitted and often violent giant of a man and Bauer, a silent but friendly ...

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 movie is based on the book Wheels of Terror, written by Danish writer Sven Hassel and first published in 1959. This is Sven Hassel's second book, and takes more of a fictional slant over his first one. 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

 
This is on my top 10 war/anti-war film list.
3 November 2003 | by (northland) – See all my reviews

This is one of my favourite flicks!Based on the Sven Hassel book "WHEELS OF TERROR."Nothing fancy here.Good casting job bringing Hassel's characters to the silver screen.Having read most of Hassel's books,makes me biased towards this film.It has all the elements of a good war/anti-war film.David Carradine has a blast as the commander and,the cast works well with/off each other.Oliver Reed has a cameo that is perfect for him.I really like the tank sequences.Real armor was used to great effect.This is on my top 10 war films list.It is a shame that no other films were made,based on Hassel's books.


12 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

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

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?