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The Misfit Brigade (1987)

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

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Cpl. Joseph Porta
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The Legionnaire
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Capt. Erich von Barring
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Tiny
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Old Man
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The General
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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
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War story of the 27th Panzers, Hitler's heavy-duty combat regiment composed of prisoners.

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Wheels of Terror  »

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Wheels of Terror (first published 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

[yelling at Tiny in a tank with very limited space]
The Legionnaire: Watch it you stupid shit! Damn Russians in front of me and this fucking idiot behind me!
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Very watchable budget WWII action adventure
24 December 2005 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

A very watchable low budget WWII action adventure in the same vein as Kelly's Hero's. You could say it's a cross between Kelly's Heros and the Dirty Dozen. It's a light-hearted adaptation of a Sven Hassle novel about a German penal tank crew sent to the Russian Front. On their return they are sent on a mission to destroy a train behind enemy lines with the promise of retirement if their mission is successful. The tone is one of anti-war and anti-nazism, with the laid back crew pushing insubordination to the limits. The movie has a good cast and characters. David Carradine is superb as the nazi Col. Von Weisshage; and indeed one of the things that make it enjoyable is that all the actors seem to be enjoying their roles. The other thing that makes it enjoyable is the solid humour that keeps a steady pace.


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