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Quel maledetto treno blindato (1978)

In 1944 France, a group of escaped American military prisoners en route to Switzerland volunteers to steal a Nazi V2 rocket warhead for the Allies.

Director:

Enzo G. Castellari
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Bo Svenson ... Lt. Robert Yeager
Peter Hooten ... Tony
Fred Williamson ... Pvt. Fred Canfield
Michael Pergolani ... Nick
Jackie Basehart ... Berle
Michel Constantin ... Veronique
Debra Berger ... Nicole
Raimund Harmstorf Raimund Harmstorf ... Adolf Sachs
Ian Bannen ... Col. Charles Thomas Buckner
Flavio Andreini Flavio Andreini ... Examination Corporal
Peter Boom Peter Boom ... German Officer on Train
Vito Fornari Vito Fornari ... SS Officer
Manfred Freyberger Manfred Freyberger ... SS Commander
Joshua Sinclair ... The Sergeant (as John Loffredo)
Mike Morris Mike Morris ... Colonel Hauser
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Storyline

In 1944, in France, the rogue American soldiers Lieutenant Robert Yeager, Private Fred Canfield, the murderer Tony, the thief Nick and the coward Berle are transported to a military prison. However, the convoy is attacked by the Germans and they survive and flee with the intention of cross the border of Switzerland. Along their journey, they fight against a German platoon and capture the German prisoner Adolf Sachs that offers to guide them to the Swiss border. When they meet a German troop, they kill them but sooner they discover that they actually were and American commando in a mission headed by Colonel Buckner to steal a German V2 warhead. Lt. Yeager, Fred, Tony and Nick offer to risk their lives to accomplish the mission. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Whatever the Dirty Dozen did they do it dirtier! See more »

Genres:

Action | Adventure | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »

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Country:

Italy

Language:

English | German | French | Italian

Release Date:

December 1981 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Counterfeit Commandos See more »

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Production Co:

Film Concorde See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Fred Williamson is named as a co-writer on screenplay on deposit at the Library of Congress Copyright Office. See more »

Goofs

When he steals a motorcycle you can see that it is an old opposed twin BMW. But for all the stunt riding it is clear to see that he is not on the same motorcycle, he is using a single cylinder dirt bike. See more »

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Title Card: FRANCE 1944
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Surprisingly enjoyable war film from pizza man Castellari.
20 February 1999 | by emmSee all my reviews

We can't deny the fact that some of our American actors travelled overseas to appear in foreign-produced motion pictures. HELL'S HEROES (the video title) stars Fred Williamson and Bo Svenson, who were notably cast together in DELTA FORCE COMMANDO. Italy is by no means similar to Hollywood, and this won't appeal to war film buffs who watch THE GREEN BERETS on TNT. This one gets a lot of credit for actually willing to deliver a good amount of action right until the explosive finish. The violence is rather graphic, noticing soldiers falling out of trains and hitting landfall, but that heightens the reality of the war experience. It isn't rare to find Italian movies sleazy no matter how serious a situation is, and it's best kept that way. Fred Williamson, known for BLACK CAESAR and other "blaction" films, isn't at all a complete waste here, as long as naked broads in the water gain some vengeance in return for him stepping into the party. Well done for an actor known to possess the "mean" image, but he's fair enough as a guy smoking a cigar out to do battle. Enzo Castellari's direction comes to as a surprise for a few "trash" fanatics, just when realizing how he would soon manage to go full force on 1990: THE BRONX WARRIORS and GREAT WHITE. A pretty good war flick from Pizzaland. Remember to take it with caution if you've seen Oscar-winning war battles.


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