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Kelly's Heroes (1970)

A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Kelly
... Big Joe
... Crapgame
... General Colt
... Oddball
... Moriarty
Hal Buckley ... Maitland
... Little Joe
Jeff Morris ... Cowboy
... Gutowski
... Petuko
Tom Troupe ... Job
... Willard (as Dean Stanton)
Dick Balduzzi ... Fisher
Gene Collins ... Babra
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Storyline

During World War II a German Colonel is captured by the Americans but before he can be interrogated an artillery barrage hits the camp. However, Ex-Lieutenant Kelly manages to reach the Colonel, get him drunk and learn that he is on a secret mission to ship $16,000,000 of gold to a base in France. Kelly is determined to get the gold and plans for himself and a few of his fellow soldiers to slip into enemy territory and steal the bullion. Written by Dave Jenkins <david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk>

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Adventure | Comedy | War

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23 June 1970 (USA)  »

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Kelly's Warriors  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The three Tiger I tanks used were actually ex-Soviet Army T-34 tanks, converted in great detail by specialists of the Yugoslav army for the 1969 movie Bitka na Neretvi (1969). The care taken to make the T-34s look like Tiger tanks was notable--most period World War II films used unmodified modern tanks as their vehicles, with minimal effort to change their appearance, often no more than painting the tanks with gray or yellow with distinctive German crosses. Oddball's Shermans are Yugoslav Army M4A3E4 Shermans (post-war US upgraded to 76mm in original 75mm turret). See more »

Goofs

Oddball's hair style and beard are non-regulation for the era. But he's not real big on following regulations, and those are the least of his infractions. See more »

Quotes

Major General Colt: Hey, did you lose my aerial photographs?
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Referenced in Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

Soundtracks

Si Tu Me Dis
("Living For You")
Sung by Monique Aldebert
Lyrics by Gene Lees
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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Classic and Great
13 July 2004 | by See all my reviews

This movie is simply great. The guy who wrote the other review is flat wrong. He contests that anyone no from the era won't like it. I was born in 1982, and it's in my top 5. It has one of the best casts around, with Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Donald Sutherland, and Carroll O' Connor. It has action and humor, what more could you want. It is a great film, hands down. Do yourself a favor and view its splendor. The Mike Curb song is great and catchy, the editing is on par with any other movie, and the plot, although improbable, is entertaining. All told, it gets a 9.5/10.


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