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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.

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... Lt. Robert Yeager
... Tony
... Pvt. Fred Canfield
... Nick
... Berle
... Veronique
... Nicole
Raimund Harmstorf ... Adolf Sachs
... Col. Charles Thomas Buckner
Flavio Andreini ... Examination Corporal
Peter Boom ... German Officer on Train
Vito Fornari ... SS Officer
Manfred Freyberger ... SS Commander
... The Sergeant (as John Loffredo)
Mike Morris ... Colonel Hauser
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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 »

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Action | Adventure | War

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December 1981 (USA)  »

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Counterfeit Commandos  »

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Trivia

Enzo G. Castellari's first collaboration with Fred Williamson. 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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Tony: Nicole! Nicole.
Nicole: Tony! Tony!
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Spoofed in Top Secret! (1984) See more »

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The Original "The Inglorious Bastards"
11 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

In 1944, in France, the rogue American soldiers Lieutenant Robert Yeager (Bo Svenson), Private Fred Canfield (Fred Williamson), the murderer Tony (Peter Hooten), the thief Nick (Michael Pergolani) and the coward Berle (Jackie Basehart) 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 (Raimund Harmstorf) 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 (Ian Bannen) to steal a German V2 warhead. Lt. Yeager, Fred, Tony and Nick offer to risk their lives to accomplish the mission.

"Quel Maledetto Treno Blindato" is the original "The Inglorious Bastards" that Quentin Tarantino repeated the title in his film. The story is a sort of rip-off of "The Dirty Dozen", with delightful characters and non-stop action and hilarious sequences. This B-movie is entertaining parody of movies of war. My vote is seven.

Title (Brazil): "O Expresso Blindado S.S." ("The Armored S.S. Express")


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