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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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Never have so few taken so many for so much. See more »

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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

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

When the German column approaches the ambush at the mine field, the convoy commander is riding in the front seat of the command car. German officers always rode in the back seat of their vehicles, and the front seat was only used by the lowest ranking officer if the car was full. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Little Joe: "Hey, here it is! Nancy." - reading from the Michelin guide - "Principal attractions: The Church of the Cordeliers Tomb. Woodwork and statues. City Hall 18th century, with stairway and square reception, Palace Stanislas impressive gates, Porterie, Museum of Lorraine, charge to see..."
Big Joe: Increasingly nervous: "Will you cut the culture crap and get to the hotels?"
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Referenced in Three Kings (1999) 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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A different kind of war movie...
6 April 1999 | by See all my reviews

Kelly's Heroes is a difficult movie to describe -- somewhat a cross between a good war movie and a black comedy. The chemistry between Savalas, Eastwood, Rickles, and Sutherland really makes this movie. The combat scenes are some of filmdom's best...close to the Kubrick-directed scenes in Dr. Strangelove.


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