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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
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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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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)
Tom Ruff .... a.d.r. 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
Radovan Ribic .... 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)
Location Management
Zoran Blazevic .... location manager
Igor Nola .... location manager (uncredited)
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 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)
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?

The character of Major John Reisman played by Lee Marvin in The Dirty Dozen (1967) and The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985) (TV) does not appear in this movie nor in the previous "Dirty Dozen" TV movie sequel, Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987) (TV). 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 »
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:
Followed by "Dirty Dozen: The Series" (1988)See more »
In the MoodSee more »


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5 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Egad- this was bad., 14 November 2011
Author: kfo9494 from United States

It stole 3 hours of my life. Yes I know the movie only lasted an hour and half but it seemed like 3 hours.

I am one of those people that like war movies. I liked the original Dirty Dozen and similar movies. But this one is sad as any I have ever seen. It was like watching a Community Stage production of the original Dirty Dozen with limited funds for the project.

The movie goes far beyond the portrayal of Germans as buffoons. When the American's jump on a train the Germans are so inept they they cannot guess the next town the train will be arriving.

There are laughable scenes that actually was filmed as serious drama. There are lighter scenes that appear to be meant as serious. Just a poor film all around.

Pass this movie and re-watch the original.

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