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Brass Target (1978)

PG | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 2 March 1979 (UK)
In 1945, General Patton sends Germany's confiscated gold reserves to Frankfurt, but the Army train is robbed by plotters who also hire a Swiss hitman to kill the General.

Director:

John Hough

Writers:

Frederick Nolan (novel), Alvin Boretz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophia Loren ... Mara
John Cassavetes ... Maj. Joe De Lucca
George Kennedy ... Gen. George S. Patton
Robert Vaughn ... Col. Donald Rogers
Patrick McGoohan ... Col. Mike McCauley
Bruce Davison ... Col. Robert Dawson
Edward Herrmann ... Col. Walter Gilchrist
Max von Sydow ... Shelley Martin Webber
Ed Bishop ... Col. Stewart
Lee Montague ... Lucky Luciano
Alan Tilvern Alan Tilvern ... Frank Ferraro
Hal Galili ... Capt. Levy
Bernard Horsfall ... Shelley
John Junkin ... Carberry
Sigfrit Steiner ... Herr Schroeder
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Storyline

General Patton tries to transfer the German gold stock to Frankfurt. But someone foils his plan. The military police begin to find the guilty. Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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...suspense that reaches the highest rank. See more »


Certificate:

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Details

Language:

English | German | Russian

Release Date:

2 March 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Colonels See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$354,797, 25 December 1978, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$5,011,158
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Many of the extras were U.S. Army personnel from the 66th Military Intelligence Group who were serving in Munich, West Germany at the time of the filming. Most of the soldiers on the train at the beginning are active duty MP's who took leave to go on location in the Black Forest to make money as extras. See more »

Goofs

When Major De Lucca drives into the castle, he parks his jeep parallel to the stairs. Later, when he emerges and sees Mara, the jeep is almost perpendicular to the stairs. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Col. Donald Rogers: Relax! We're inches away.
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Any movie that casts Robert Vaughn as a scheming gay general gets my vote.
2 May 2013 | by SpuzzlightyearSee all my reviews

Fun little 70's "what if?" movies that ties in two unrelated things and tries to connect them, and then tries to invent conspiracy theories. It's like Inglorious Basterds 1970s style. There's a plot out to kill Patton (played rather George-Kennedishly by George Kennedy) and it's up to John Cassevetes and Sophia Loren to stop it! Oh yes, there's a gold theft in there somewhere as well, as well as the story of the assassin too. Somewhat hard to follow, but enjoyable nevertheless. Max Von Sydow is so smarmy and greasy here, he steals the show. OH RIGHT, there's also the amazing Robert Vaughn, playing WAY over type, playing a general with a secret gay boyfriend. So good!


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