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Five for Hell (1969)

5 per l'inferno (original title)
U.S. Lieutenant Glenn Hoffmann and a team of commandos go behind enemy lines to steal Nazi documents from a safe inside a well-guarded German HQ villa in Italy.

Director:

Gianfranco Parolini (as Frank Kramer)

Writers:

Sergio Garrone (story), Renato Izzo (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gianni Garko ... Lt. Glenn Hoffmann (as John Garko)
Margaret Lee ... Helga Richter
Klaus Kinski ... SS Col. Hans Mueller
Aldo Canti Aldo Canti ... Nick Amadori (as Nick Jordan)
Sal Borgese ... Al Siracusa
Luciano Rossi ... Johnny 'Chicken' White
Samson Burke Samson Burke ... Sgt. Sam McCarthy (as Sam Burke)
Irio Fantini Irio Fantini ... Gen. Friederich Gerbordstadt
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Storyline

John Garko is a fun-loving leader of a bunch of oddball G.I.s whose mission is to steal the German's secret attack plans from a villa behind enemy lines, where they run into a brutal Nazi commander. Written by Carol Hubbard <chubbard@netset.com>

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Action | Adventure | War

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian | German

Release Date:

18 January 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Five for Hell See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Sound System)

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Goofs

At the end of the film when the last German soldier is shooting at Lt. Hoffmen, he fires several continuous shots with a Mauser bolt-action rifle, without moving the bolt after each shot. It would be impossible to fire a bolt-action rifle without moving the bolt after each shot to eject the spent casings. See more »

Alternate Versions

The European release has the actors portraying American characters speaking Italian. The actors portraying German characters spoke German with Italian subtitles, or have had their voices dubbed-in by German-speaking actors, also with Italian subtitles. The American release has the actors portraying American characters speaking English, whose voices have been dubbed in by English-speaking actors. The actors portraying Germans have had their voices dubbed in English in most cases. Occassionally, in the German sequences, the Italian subtitles remain in place of dubbed voices. The American release has most of the opening and closing titles translated to English. See more »

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My name is Hoffman, pray for your death
12 November 2016 | by BezenbySee all my reviews

I love Italian film but their sixties war films can be a bit of a slog (compared to the Last Hunter and Strike Commando in the eighties), however, this one has a good bit of style, and a few actors who are always fun to watch.

Also, Klaus Kinski is in this, but he actually has a substantial part! Sit down for this, right, but he's playing a German bad guy who is a bit crazy. Gianni Garko on the other hand is a hard-arse GI out to steal plans from a safe with his team, consisting of Sal Borghese! Giovanni Frezza (I think that's his name), and two other guys, one of which looks like Guillano Gemma, is a acrobat like Guillano Gemma, but is not Guillano Gemma. Strange.

This dirty half a dozen minus one head towards this villa occupied by Kinski, and a double crossing agent called Helga. That's really the plot, to be honest. It's fun though, and has a bit of style as it's made by that guy who made that Sartana film.

I'd also add though however that this IS a sixties Italian war film, and they really kind of follow a formula.


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