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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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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:

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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Trivia

When Quentin Tarantino wrote Inglourious Basterds (2009), even though the plot is different, he bought the copyrights of this film so the title could be the same. 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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[first title card]
Title Card: FRANCE 1944
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Connections

Referenced in Train Kept A-Rollin' (2008) See more »

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The Original "The Inglorious Bastards"
11 June 2011 | by claudio_carvalhoSee 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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