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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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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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23 June 1970 (USA)  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

John Landis was a production assistant on this film. He also appears as an extra (he was one of the three nuns). See more »

Goofs

In spite of good effort to create tanks resembling Tigers (including careful rendering of Zimmerit anti-magnetic coating), they have incorrect camouflage, what spoils the effect somehow. German tanks at that time were painted in sand yellow, with airbrushed patches of green and brown, while these tanks are two-color, green and dark gray. A proper camouflage would need no effort, but a research. See more »

Quotes

Crapgame: [about Oddball's Captain] He hasn't been reported as dead yet - I've been collecting his whiskey.
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Burning Bridges
Sung by Mike Curb Congregation (as The Mike Curb Congregation)
Lyrics by Mike Curb
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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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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