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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 ... 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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If you're a kraut, he'll take you out! 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:

Deadly Mission See more »

Company Credits

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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Trivia

Enzo G. Castellari's first collaboration with Fred Williamson. See more »

Goofs

When Bo Svenson and Ian Bannen first enter the German train and pass four guards, the guard on the far left breaks character and starts to laugh at the end of the shot. See more »

Quotes

[last lines]
Tony: Nicole! Nicole.
Nicole: Tony! Tony!
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Alternate Versions

A shorter version, cut for the blaxpoitation market, came out on VHS, called 'G.I. Bro'. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Big Sleaze (2010) See more »

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Italian WWII action with a Dirty Dozen topping and insane body count
30 July 2008 | by chaos-rampantSee all my reviews

The Italian industry from the 50's to the late 70's thrived by imitating big Hollywood box office hits and even though The Inglorious Bastards came a good 10 years after the WWII action cycle of the 60's, it's still a welcome addition to the genre. Two years after his spaghetti western masterpiece Keoma, director Enzo G. Castellari gathers a cast of b-movie stalwarts spearheaded by Bo Svenson and Fred Williamson, a couple hundred disposable extras in Nazi uniforms and unleashes hell.

There's no sophistication or Spielberg-ian schmaltz here. It's an action-er through and through with a comedic touch and lots of gunplay. Castellari is no hack though and you can see flashes of his directorial brilliance in the slow-motion intercutting shots in the train, which rival anything Sam Peckinpah has done with the same technique. He knows he's not doing Citizen Kane though so he doesn't let his "artistry" get in the way of making an entertaining picture. Not a masterpiece by any means and it will probably seem outdated to anyone used to modern CGI work and Matrix stunts. This is old school action.

Tarantino is preparing a remake of sorts for 2009 but The Inglorious Bastards has enough going for it to warrant a watch not just so you can brag to your friends on opening day that you've seen the original. Action fans will get a kick out of it.


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