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The Heroes (1973)

Gli eroi (original title)
Four soldiers and a beautiful Greek nurse, thrown together in North Africa during World War II, team up to pull off a heist of two-million pounds in boxes marked "plasma."

Director:

Duccio Tessari

Writers:

Sergio Donati (screenplay), René Havard (novel) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Rod Steiger ... Guenther von Lutz
Rosanna Schiaffino ... Katrin
Rod Taylor ... Lieutenant Bob Robson
Claude Brasseur ... Raphael Tilbaudet
Gianni Garko ... Schreiber
Aldo Giuffrè ... Spartaco Amore
Paolo Giusti Paolo Giusti
Nino Segurini Nino Segurini ... German Soldier Neumann
Ángel Aranda ... Cowlich
Miguel Bosé ... German Soldier Emmerich
Antonio Pica ... Colonel Dietrich
Terry-Thomas ... Major John Cooper
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Four soldiers and a beautiful Greek nurse, thrown together in North Africa during World War II, team up to pull off a heist of two-million pounds in boxes marked "plasma."

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War | Adventure | Comedy

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »
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Country:

Italy | France | Spain

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

12 November 1975 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Heroes See more »

Filming Locations:

Almería, Andalucía, Spain

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White | Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Rod Steiger was a last minute replacement for Yul Brynner. See more »

Soundtracks

Lili Marleen
Music by Norbert Schultze
Lyrics by Hans Leip
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" When the dust settles and we're given medals instead of cash, we become heroes "
12 December 2011 | by thinker1691See all my reviews

It isn't often I get to view a movie with my favorite actor, Rod Taylor which is a dud. But that's what this film called " Gli Eroi " is, . . . a dud. The book which is written by Rene Harvard, which became a movie directed by Duccio Tessari missed it's mark completely. The story was simple enough, a special cargo of English Pounds (money), some 2,000 Lbs or $5,000,000 dollars is sent by over-land transport to a secret destination. Despite it being disguised in a Red Cross/Medical Supplies box, it's discovered by nearly everyone who comes in contact with it. There in is the story as all who want it fight to secure it for themselves. The movie is clumsy, the dramatic action is fraught with dry humor and the fine actors are all treated with an impossible task to make a serious attempt at dry lip humor. Despite the superior talents of Rod Taylor and Rod Stiger, the movie is laced with more promise than finished product. The original title was 'Gil Eroi' but changed for American audiences to read ' The Heroes. ' The end product is so bad that when sifting through their past movies, this movie does not make it to either stars film listings. **


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