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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 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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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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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)

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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The blue "crosshair" shoulder patch indicates Kelly and his men are from the 35th Infantry Division. It's a National Guard division, comprised of guardsmen from Missouri, Nebraska and Kansas. See more »

Goofs

speaker: When we first see Oddball's tank, it's on the right-hand side of the tank. In every other shot later on, its on the left side. The dents come and go from the bell of the speaker horn as well. See more »

Quotes

Big Joe: According to this map, we got a river to cross before we get into this town of yours.
Kelly: Yeah, well there's a bridge right here, six miles out.
Big Joe: There was a bridge. The Air Corps knocked every bridge out of that river months ago.
Kelly: A-ah. Intelligence reports that the Air Corps knocking'em out by day and the Germans rebuilding'em by night. Now all we have to do is get there tomorrow morning at dawn, and we got ourselves a bridge.
Big Joe: Oh, how about the German Army? Do you think they'd mind us crossing ...
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Soundtracks

Sunshine
Written by Mike Curb (uncredited), Harley Hatcher (uncredited) and Lalo Schifrin (uncredited)
Sung by Hank Williams Jr. (as Hank Williams, Jr.)
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There will never be a cast of characters brought together for one movie which could compare to this one. Clint Eastwood shows that he can be good at being quite serious, humorous, and even let other people steal scenes without losing presence. The real difference though lies in the rest of the cast which is a group of All-Stars who excel at certain type characters the likes of which you can not find today. Examples: Telly Savalas showing why he would become a MAJOR TV star later, Don Rickles being Don Rickles but keeping his movie character true to the film, Carroll O'Connor showing that greatness was just around the corner for him, and Donald Sutherland is just too good for words. What really makes this movie though is unlike other movies which bring together a lot of big names and top character actors, Kelly's Heroes did not lose focus on the importance of the plot. THe story never gets lost to the characters. Absolutely great job!


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