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The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988)

A team of renegade soldiers of World War II try to avoid the constitution of the IV Reich.

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Matthew Burton ...
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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Joe Hamilton
James Carroll Jordan ...
Lonnie Wilson
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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
Anthony Valentine ...
British Colonel
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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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This movie is set in 1943 while the earlier movies "The Dirty Dozen" (1967) and "The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission" (1985) were set in 1944. 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 The Dirty Dozen (1967) See more »

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Written by Wingy Manone, Andy Razaf and Joe Garland
Performed by Glenn Miller
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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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