A commando unit is dropped behind the German lines in Italy and its mission is to blow up a strategic dam. However, the unit is ambushed and only its leader survives. He is picked up by a ragtag group of local youths, who strike a bargain with him--they will help him blow the dam if he will help them get revenge on the Germans, who have taken over their village and killed their parents.
Bust The Dam!-- Blow Up The War!
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said of this movie, "It shows how war destroys mentally as well as physically. We are all destroyed . . . myself, Rock [Rock Hudson
] and the children." See more
During the attack on the dam, the saboteurs are repeatedly shown in daytime (albeit through a filter to make it appear darker than it was when filmed), but the soldiers patrolling on top of the dam are shown in true darkness at night. See more
Bianca the Italian Surgeon
I'm a doctor, not a soldier.
You're tied in with us now, until it's over.
Referenced in Django Unchained