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The Dirty Dozen (1967)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, War | 22 October 1967 (UK)
During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Maj. Reisman
... Gen. Worden
... Joseph Wladislaw
... Robert Jefferson
... Victor Franko
... Sgt. Bowren
... Maj. Max Armbruster
... Pedro Jiminez (as Trini Lopez)
... Capt. Stuart Kinder
... Col. Everett Dasher Breed
... Archer Maggott
... Vernon Pinkley
... Samson Posey
... Gen. Denton
... Milo Vladek
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Storyline

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 John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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D-Day Began When The Dirty Dozen Were Done! See more »

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Action | Adventure | War

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Release Date:

22 October 1967 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Das dreckige Dutzend  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,400,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$45,300,000
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was controversial when it was released, as it depicted Allied soldiers as no different than Nazis. See more »

Goofs

General Dentons single star is pinned on the end of the epaulet, it should be in the middle. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Denton: Major Reisman is heading toward a court martial of his own. He's the most ill-mannered, ill-disciplined officer that it's ever been my displeasure to meet.
Maj. Gen. Worden: You think so, Denton? You may be right. But he's sure right about one thing. Somebody up there must be a raving lunatic.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Referenced in Whose Line Is It Anyway?: The Bella Twins (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

The Bramble Bush
Music by Frank De Vol
Lyrics by Mack David
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Now That Is What I Would Call 12 Angry Men.
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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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