Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.
A Major with an attitude problem and a history of getting things done is told to interview military prisoners with death sentences or long terms for a dangerous mission; To parachute behind enemy lines and cause havoc for the German Generals at a rest house on the eve of D-Day.Written by
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Construction of the fake chateau proved to be too good. The script called for it to be blown up, but the construction was so solid, that seventy tons of explosives would have been needed to achieve the effect. Instead, a section was rebuilt from cork and plastic. See more »
At (around 1h 35min) in the movie, a group of the Dirty Dozen turn a jeep over and set it on fire to begin their deception. Colonel Breed dispatches a single jeep to "check it out." The jeep returns with another jeep following, carrying a stretcher and the rest of the group. With one jeep burning and another making the round trip to the accident and back, where did the third jeep come from? See more »
I take it you don't deny your responsibility for the fact that on the night of April 14/15, a military establishment of the United States Army was the scene of a drunken party! At which no less than seven female civilians took an active part!
Major John Reisman:
Oh yes, sir, they took an active part.
[Gen. Worden muffles a laugh]
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The opening credits don't occur until 10 minutes into the film. While it is common nowadays for films to have a pre-credits sequence, it was considered innovative in 1967. See more »
Heart-pounding and adrenaline-rushing action giant that still packs a punch that will knock you out. A dozen criminals (Oscar-nominee John Cassavetes, Telly Savalas, Jim Brown, Charles Bronson and Donald Sutherland being the major standouts) are trained for a suicide mission into Nazi territory in 1944 and act as assassins. If you want to catch a thief, you hire a thief and that is the same principle used throughout this impressive motion picture. Lee Marvin does some of his best work as the leader of the rag-tag bunch of miscreants. Serves its purpose to near perfection. 4.5 out of 5 stars.
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