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During the Battle of the Bulge, an anachronistic count shelters a ragtag squad of Americans in his isolated castle hoping they will defend it against the advancing Germans.

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Maj. Abraham Falconer
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Capt. Lionel Beckman
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The Count of Maldorais
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Sgt. Rossi
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Therese
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Cpl. Clearboy
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Lt. Amberjack
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Pvt. Allistair Piersall Benjamin
James Patterson ...
Elk
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Lt. Billy Byron Bix
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Sgt. DeVaca
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Red Queen
Olga Bisera ...
Baker's Wife (as Bisera)
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Red Queen Girl
Anne Marie Moskovenko ...
Red Queen Girl
Merja Alanen ...
Red Queen Girl
Eija Pokkinen ...
Red Queen Girl (as Eya Tuli)
Elizabeth Darius ...
Red Queen Girl
Karen Blanguernon ...
Red Queen Girl
Maria Danube ...
Red Queen Girl (as Marie Danube)
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Dancing Soldier (uncredited)
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British Colonel (uncredited)
Jean Gimelo ...
First Puerto Rican (uncredited)
J. David Jones ...
One-Eared Soldier (uncredited)
Dusan Tadic ...
Evangelista (uncredited)

Directed by

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Sydney Pollack

Written by

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William Eastlake ... (based on the novel by)
 
Daniel Taradash ... (screenplay) &
David Rayfiel ... (screenplay)

Produced by

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John Calley ... producer
Martin Ransohoff ... producer
Edward L. Rissien ... associate producer

Music by

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Michel Legrand

Cinematography by

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Henri Decaë ... director of photography (as Henri Decae)

Film Editing by

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Malcolm Cooke

Editorial Department

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Michèle Robert-Lauliac ... assistant film editor (as Michele Robert)

Casting By

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Lynn Stalmaster

Art Direction by

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Jacques Douy
Max Douy
Mort Rabinowitz

Costume Design by

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Jacques Fonteray

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Robert J. Schiffer ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Ludmilla Goulian ... production manager
Suzanne Wiesenfeld ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ray Kellogg ... second unit director
Marc Maurette ... assistant director
Stevan Petrovic ... assistant director (as Stevo Petrovic)

Art Department

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Charles Merangel ... set dresser
Rino Mondellini ... art designer

Sound Department

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Antoine Petitjean ... sound
Vladimir Stankovic ... boom operator (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Lee Zavitz ... special effects (as Lee Zavits)

Visual Effects by

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Phill Norman ... opticals

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Milanka Sultanovic ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Michel Legrand ... conductor

Other crew

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Ben Kadish ... production executive
Phill Norman ... title designer
Dirk Sanders ... choreographer
J. David Jones ... pilot: picture helicopter (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

Toward the end of World War II, a small company of American GI's occupy an ancient castle. Their commander has an affair with the countess in resident. One guy falls in love with a Volkswagon. A baker among them moves in with another baker's wife. A group of shell shocked holy rollers wander the bombed out streets. A GI art historian tries vainly to protect the castle and its masterpieces. Written by Jim Sadur

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Taglines A 10th-Century castle...a 20th-Century war...and the outspoken novel come to life on the screen! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Un château en enfer (France)
  • Los Temerarios (Spain)
  • La fortaleza (Spain)
  • Den enøjede falk (Denmark)
  • Tek gözlü kahraman (Turkey, Turkish title)
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  • 107 min
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Budget $8,000,000 (estimated)

Did You Know?

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Trivia Ronald "Butch" DeFeo Jr. claimed he was watching this movie before he shot his parents and four younger siblings to death in Amityville, NY in 1974. See more »
Goofs When the tank pursues the bazooka team into the church, a close-up of the bazooka's muzzle immediately before it fires clearly shows that the tube is hollow and the weapon is therefore not loaded. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in The Last Detail (1973). See more »
Quotes The Count: The Maldorais line must continue, and God must know where the Americans fit. Americans are brave, and that is why they seem like children. They are young, wild animals, so what can you expect?... I expect a child.
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