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The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988)

TV Movie  |   |  Action, Adventure, War  |  14 February 1988 (USA)
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A team of renegade soldiers of World War II try to avoid the constitution of the IV Reich.

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Gen. Kurt Richter
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Sgt. Holt
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Dravko Demchuk
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Carmine D'Agostino
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Tom Ricketts (as Ray Mancini)
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Fred Collins
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Yelena Petrovic (as Natalia Nogulich)
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Lt. Carol Campbell
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Roberto Echevarria (as Richard Yñiguez)
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A team of renegade soldiers of World War II try to avoid the constitution of the IV Reich.

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Das dreckige Dutzend - The Fatal Mission  »

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The character of Major John Reisman played by Lee Marvin in The Dirty Dozen (1967) and The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985) does not appear in this movie nor in the previous "Dirty Dozen" TV movie sequel, Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987). 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

A US WWII M1 steel helmet consists of two major parts, the outer steel shell which affords some ballistic and fragmentation protection together with the inner lightweight (non-steel) helmet liner. Telly Savalas wears the helmet liner without the steel shell - that would never occur in combat. It is a common Hollywood war movie cheat to reduce fatigue and strain on the actor's head and necks. See more »

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Follows Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987) See more »

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Embarrassing dross of the highest order
2 April 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

It really was that bad. On a par with the (mercifully!) short-lived "Dirty Dozen" TV series that starred Ben Murphy and was made at around the same time (also on the cheap in Yugoslavia).

I was embarrassed for the cast members of this film - and for Telly Savalas in particular. He was waaaaaay too old and fat for the role (pushing 70 when he made this garbage), and the reviewer who draws parallels with Telly the Greek in this and John Wayne in "The Green Berets" pretty much sums it up.

Other reviewers have pointed out some of the many laughable howlers that this crime against celluloid contains, so I won't repeat them here. But I will add that I'm amazed that no-one's yet mentioned the ridiculously tiny-looking helmet that Savalas wears on his big, bloated head.

I'm also astonished that this trainwreck of a film has a rating as high as 4.7 here at IMDb.

As far as I'm concerned, it's a "1" right across the board. If you want a good example of why flogging a franchise to death really is a bad idea (especially 20-plus years after the original) - look no further than "The Dirty Dozen - The Fatal Mission".

Awful - avoid!!!!


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