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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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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 »

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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 »

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Title Card: FRANCE 1944
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References Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs (1937) 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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