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Where Eagles Dare (1968)

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Allied agents stage a daring raid on a castle where the Nazis are holding an American General prisoner... but that's not all that's really going on.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Maj. Smith
... Schaffer
... Mary Ellison
... Col. Turner
... Adm. Rolland
... Christiansen
... Berkeley
... Thomas
... Carnaby
... Sgt. Harrod
... Sgt. Jock MacPherson
Vincent Ball ... Carpenter
... Col. Kramer
... Rosemeyer
... Von Hapen
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Storyline

During WW2 a British aircraft is shot down and crashes in Nazi held territory. The Germans capture the only survivor, an American General, and take him to the nearest SS headquarters. Unknown to the Germans the General has full knowledge of the D-Day operation. The British decide that the General must not be allowed to divulge any details of the Normandy landing at all cost and order Major John Smith to lead a crack commando team to rescue him. Amongst the team is an American Ranger, Lieutenant Schaffer, who is puzzled by his inclusion in an all British operation. When one of the team dies after the parachute drop, Schaffer suspects that Smith's mission has a much more secret objective. Written by Dave Jenkins <david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk>

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They look like Nazis but . . . The Major is British . . . The Lieutenant is American . . . The Beautiful Frauleins are Allied Agents! See more »

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Action | Adventure | War

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Release Date:

12 March 1969 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Agenten sterben einsam  »

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Budget:

$7,700,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$21,000,000, 31 December 1968
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Wilhelm Scream: When the car carrying Richard Burton, Clint Eastwood and the German captors crashes into the snow following an attempt to kill the captors. Wilhelm Scream heard as the German flies through the car window. See more »

Goofs

When Major Smith shoots the car that is approaching the bus and airplane near the end of the film, it catches fire and the entire inside of the vehicle goes up in flames. It is clear that the two German soldiers inside the car are merely dummies. See more »

Quotes

Major John Smith: Lieutenant, in the next 15 minutes we have to create enough confusion to get out of here alive.
Lt. Morris Schaffer: Major, right now you got me about as confused as I ever hope to be.
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Terrific Action Movie
11 November 2004 | by See all my reviews

I couldn't help notice one of the postings about this movie, calling it a snoozer. I hardly agree with that assessment. In fact, I would categorize the film as one of the best action films ever made, whether WWII or other. If the action isn't enough to hold one's attention, the movie has a number of twists and turns to hold your attention until the perhaps not-so-obvious ending.

Some postings have also been critical of the length of the movie, somewhat more than 2+ hours. Again, everything about the film keeps it moving very well.

Most of the postings rate this film on a 1-10 basis. I give it a 10 for sure.


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