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The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission -- A renegade team of World War II soldiers. This time, one of the 12 is a woman and, with a Nazi spy within their midst, they're up against German wartime geniuses out to establish a Fourth Reich.


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Writers (WGA):
Nunnally Johnson (characters in screenplay) and
Lukas Heller (characters in screenplay) ...
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Release Date:
14 February 1988 (USA) See more »
A team of renegade soldiers of World War II try to avoid the constitution of the IV Reich. | Add synopsis »
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R.I.P. Ernest Borgnine (1917-2012)
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Telly Savalas ... Maj. Wright

Ernest Borgnine ... Gen. Sam Worden
Hunt Block ... Joe Stern
Matthew Burton ... Gen. Kurt Richter

Jeff Conaway ... Sgt. Holt

Alex Cord ... Dravko Demchuk

Erik Estrada ... Carmine D'Agostino

Ernie Hudson ... Joe Hamilton
James Carroll Jordan ... Lonnie Wilson

Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini ... Tom Ricketts (as Ray Mancini)

John Matuszak ... Fred Collins

Natalija Nogulich ... Yelena Petrovic (as Natalia Nogulich)

Heather Thomas ... Lt. Carol Campbell

Anthony Valentine ... British Colonel

Richard Yniguez ... Roberto Echevarria (as Richard Yñiguez)
Branko Blace ... Munoz
Robert Bobinac ... Porter
Budimar Sobat ... Mitchell
Matko Raguz ... Peter
Ranko Zidaric ... Vasco Petrovic
Ray Armstrong ... Kranz
Greg Charles ... Lieutenant
Drew Lucas ... Captain Craig

Scott Hoxby ... Hoffman (as Derek Hoxby)
Peter Arp ... SS Captain
Slavko Juraga ... Partisan Fighter
Gus Savalas ... U.S. Captain
Clare Grant ... British Whore
Kazia Pelka ... British Hooker (as Kaiza Pelka)
Richard Garnett ... British Pilot
Slavica Knezevic ... Lady of the House
Tibor Belitza ... New Butler (as Tibor Belicza)
Sreten Mokrovic ... Richter's Aide
Slobodan Milovanovic ... SS Major
Kresimir Dolencic ... Private (as Kreso Dolencic)
Damir Saban ... SS Sergeant
Ivo Kristof ... Capt. Carl Ludwig
Milan Plecas ... Bulgarian Fascist
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sinisa Cmrk ... (uncredited)
Danilo Poprzen ... Old Man (uncredited)

Directed by
Lee H. Katzin 
Writing credits
Nunnally Johnson (characters in screenplay) and
Lukas Heller (characters in screenplay)

Mark Rodgers (written by)

Produced by
Boris Gregoric .... associate producer
Mel Swope .... producer
Original Music by
John Cacavas 
Cinematography by
Tomislav Pinter (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Leon Carrere 
Richard E. Rabjohn 
Casting by
Victoria Burrows 
Art Direction by
Zeljko Senecic 
Vladimir Tadej 
Makeup Department
Boris Cavlina .... makeup artist
Marija Valkovic .... hair stylist
Production Management
Boris Dmitrovic .... unit production manager
Bruce A. Pobjoy .... post-production supervisor
Christopher Seitz .... executive in charge of production
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Zvonimir Ilijic .... first assistant director (as Zvonko Ilijic)
Sergio Mimica-Gezzan .... second assistant director (as Sergio Mimica)
Jim Weatherill .... first assistant director
Zdravko Madzarevic .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Stanislav Dobrina .... set dresser
Nikola Pajic .... construction manager
Ivo Ujevic .... property master
Sound Department
Dwayne Avery .... sound supervisor (as Dwayne E. Avery)
Gail Clark Burch .... adr supervisor (as Gail M. Clark)
Carlos Delarios .... sound re-recording mixer (as Carlos de Larios)
Jay M. Harding .... sound re-recording mixer
Sandy MacRae .... sound mixer (as Sandy Macrae)
Aaron Rochin .... sound re-recording mixer
Al Gomez .... foley mixer (uncredited)
Clancy T. Troutman .... sound designer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Martin Gutteridge .... special effects supervisor
Petar Zivkovic .... special effects supervisor
Paul Corbould .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Ricky Farns .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Garth Inns .... special effects supervisor (uncredited)
Mladen Markovic .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Roy Quinn .... special effects engineer (uncredited)
Lee Winter .... special effects engineer (uncredited)
Petar Buntic .... stunt coordinator
Ivan Pavletic .... stunts
Aldo Toncic .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stjepan Klen .... key grip
Ivica Rajkovic .... camera operator
Vladimir Ruzic .... chief lighting technician (as Vlado Ruzic)
Branko Knez .... first assistant camera: "b" camera (uncredited)
Marijan Marcius .... key grip (uncredited)
Tihomir Marcius .... best boy (uncredited)
Tomislav Marcius .... grip (uncredited)
Goran Mecava .... focus puller (uncredited)
Vjekoslav Vrdoljak .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Vladimir Bacic .... casting: Yugoslavia (as Vlado Bacic)
Anne Henderson .... casting: UK (as Ann Henderson)
Sabine Schroth .... casting: West Germany (as Sabina Schroth)
Mark Tillman .... casting: US
Zoran Dragovic .... casting: Yugoslavia (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Franjo Simek .... wardrobe master
James Wakely .... wardrobe supervisor
Editorial Department
Chuck Ellison .... assistant editor
Grant Hoag .... assistant editor
Ranko Paukovic .... assistant editor
Carmen Randic .... assistant editor (as Karmen Randic)
Music Department
Richard S. Kaufman .... music supervisor
Joe Tuley .... music editor
Transportation Department
Velimir Supljika .... transportation captain
Mladen Cernjak .... transportation coordinator (uncredited)
Mark White .... props transportation (uncredited)
Mark White .... transportation (uncredited)
Other crew
Zoran Blazevic .... location manager
Zoran Dragovic .... crowd marshall
Velinka Ficor .... production coordinator
E.M. Nathanson .... writer: novel "The Dirty Dozen"
Mirko Orescanin .... armorer
Nada Pinter .... script supervisor
Branko Repalust .... armorer
Branko Tusek .... train coordinator
Marko Vrdoljak .... military liaison
Bill Wells .... production accountant
Zrinka Anic .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Drago Klincic .... auditor (uncredited)
Igor Nola .... location manager (uncredited)
The People of Yugoslavia .... the producers wish to thank: for their good spirit and cooperation

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Dirty Dozen 4" - International (English title) (informal title)
"Dirty Dozen IV" - International (English title) (informal title)
"The Dirty Dozen 4" - International (English title) (informal title)
"The Dirty Dozen IV" - International (English title) (informal title)
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Spain:100 min | USA:100 min | West Germany:91 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.33 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This is the second "Dirty Dozen" movie (i.e. of the original The Dirty Dozen (1967) and its three television tele-movie sequels) that involves a siege on a train as its mission. The first was The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985) (TV).See more »
Anachronisms: Throughout the movie, members of the Dirty Dozen are wearing web belts from the M1956 series of gear that didn't exist until 1956 and wasn't implemented until the Vietnam War.See more »
Movie Connections:
Follows The Dirty Dozen (1967)See more »
In the MoodSee more »


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13 out of 19 people found the following review useful.
Heather Thomas Can Act, 20 August 2005
Author: Thom Rafferty from United States

I just watched Heather Thomas in "The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission" a 1988 made for TV movie. If you want to watch a movie where Heather shows plenty of skin, this isn't it. She's never out of uniform. But if you like action films with lots of things blowing up, you may like it. This is Heather's best acting performance, at least that I've seen.

The basic plot is that the Nazis are sending twelve men under thirty who are bright, talented and loyal to the Reich to the via the Orient Express ti the Middle East with a long term (decades maybe) mission of starting a Fourth Reich in case they lose the war. The mission of the Dirty Dozen will be to kill them.

Heather plays Lieutenant Carol Campbell, a military intelligence officer and daughter of a career foreign service officer who traveled extensively in eastern Europe. She starts out in the movie working for Ernest Borgnine, who is a General with oversight on Telly Sevales, leader of The Dirty Dozen. She drives Bornine into the military prison right after Sevales fails to recruit Joe Stern, played by Hunt Block, long-time soap opera star (he's still on "Guiding Light"). As Sevales takes a walk with Borgnine, Block sits up from the potatoes he's peeling and takes a good look at Heather. Heather goes over to talk to him. He joins the team. They fall in love.

There is a plot hole and a nitpick in the film involving Heather. She is with Sevales during a raid in the opening scene. But when she volunteers to join The Dirty Dozen, he acts like she's never worked for him before and tries to talk her out of it. Also, Heather does double duty as Borgnine's driver. An officer wouldn't have that job. The producers probably were just trying to get her into more scenes.

So, good job on the acting, Heather. But couldn't the writers have put in a shower scene somewhere?

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