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The Last Days of Patton (1986)

Following the close of World War II, General George S. Patton is seriously injured in a car accident and not expected to survive. "The Last Days of Patton" tells the story of these last few... See full summary »

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Delbert Mann
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Won 1 Primetime Emmy. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
George C. Scott ... General George S. Patton Jr.
Richard Dysart ... Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower
Murray Hamilton ... Gen. Hobart 'Hap' Gay
Ed Lauter ... Dr. Lt.Col. Paul S. Hill
Kathryn Leigh Scott ... Jean Gordon
Horst Janson ... Baron von Wangenheim
Daniel Benzali ... Col. Glen Spurling
Ron Berglas ... Young Patton
Don Fellows ... Lt.Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
Errol John ... Sgt. 1st Class George Meeks
Alan MacNaughtan ... Brigadier Hugh Cairns (as Alan MacNaughton)
Paul Maxwell ... Lt.Gen. Geoffrey Keyes
Lee Patterson ... Col. Paul Harkins
Shane Rimmer ... Dr. Col. Lawrence Ball
Eva Marie Saint ... Mrs. Beatrice Ayer Patton
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Storyline

Following the close of World War II, General George S. Patton is seriously injured in a car accident and not expected to survive. "The Last Days of Patton" tells the story of these last few months of the General's life and the Army Medical Corps efforts to save him. Intermixed with flashbacks, the film also shows Patton's earlier career as a fledging tank commander during the First World War. Written by Anthony Hughes <husnock31@hotmail.com>

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Biography | Drama

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TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1986 (USA) See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second time that Richard Dysart played Eisenhower the first time was in Churchill and The Generals. See more »

Goofs

Parts of the films were shot at Harlaxton Manor in Lincolnshire, UK, although since it is supposed to be in Bavaria, the Alps are shown in the background. In one scene, they failed to insert the Alps behind the manor house. See more »

Quotes

General George S. Patton Jr.: [the General is paralyzed, and is talking to his doctors] If there's no doubt in your minds that I'll be paralyzed for the rest of my life, then let's cut out all of this crap right now and let me die.
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excellent!
14 September 2003 | by rockpanrecordsSee all my reviews

if anything, george c scott's perfomance here is as exceptional as the patton movie, but deeper, and much more revealing. actually, an exceptional cast all around, this film while it may seem to drag a little, was superbly done. highly recommended.


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