Hogan's Heroes (1965–1971)
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Operation Briefcase 

Efforts to aid a Nazi general's assassination plan hit a snag when Schultz unknowingly activates a time bomb meant for the Führer.

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Gen. Stauffen (as Oscar Beregi)
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Maj. Gunther
Barry Ford ...
Hercules
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London airdrops a man code-named Hercules near the camp. Not by coincidence, General Stauffen will shorty be conducting an inspection of Stalag 13. Unfortunately, Hercules dies before completing his mission to switch briefcases with Stauffen. Stauffen is part of a plot to assassinate Hitler and Hercules' identical briefcase comes equipped with a hidden time bomb. The plan moves along until Schultz unknowingly arms the bomb. Written by tomtrekp

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7 October 1966 (USA)  »

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This story is based upon the real 1944 Hitler assassination attempt. In July 1944, Colonel Claus von Stauffenberg carried a briefcase loaded with explosives into a staff meeting. The bomb went off, but Hitler was only injured because the heavy oak conference table shielded him from the blast. Von Stauffenberg was quickly arrested and then executed. See more »

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At the checkpoint when Hogan takes the briefcase from General Stauffen to disarm it, it is obviously empty. See more »

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Col. Robert E. Hogan: [after the death of Hercules] This plan better work. It's already got an expensive price tag on it.
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This episode needed more laughs
23 September 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Hogan gets a important message from London concerning an agent code-named Hercules being drop by airplane with an important package. When approaching the Stalag, the agents plane is hit by flack and the agent seriously wounded. Before the agent dies he is able to say that the briefcase he is carrying is for General Stauffen who has contacted the Allies in an attempt to assassinate Hitler.

It just so happens that General Stauffen (Oscar Beregi) is making an inspection tour of Stalag 13. Hogan has to get with the General and exchange briefcases so the attempt can be carried out. But things do not always go as planned.

This was an nice drama but really lacked comedy that we expect from a TV sitcom. If you take the story and acting then you have a heck of a tale. If you are watching for comic value then you are disappointed. Overall this was a nice story--just was wanting more laughs.


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