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Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987)

TV-PG | | Action, War | TV Movie 1 March 1987
During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Wright to pick 12 condemned soldiers from the brig and parachute into occupied France where they must destroy a Nazi nerve gas facility and extricate the foreign scientists working there.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Maj. Wright
... General Sam Worden
... Sgt. Holt
... Maurice Fontenac
... Ronnie Webber
... David Webber
... Eric 'Swede' Wallan
... Joe Stern
... Colonel Krieger
... Francis Kelly
Emmanuelle Meyssignac ... Marie Verlaine
... Ernesto Ferruci
Pavle Balenovic ... Ballews
Mario Barbaric ... Chacon
Branko Blace ... Martinez
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Telly Savalas assumes the role of the leader of the Dirty Dozen from Lee Marvin. In this movie he and the Dozen are suppose to destroy a nerve gas manufacturing plant before the Germans can make enough to use against the Allies. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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When it's impossible... send in the Dozen.

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Ernest Borgnine is the only actor from the original The Dirty Dozen (1967) movie to appear in all four original "Dirty Dozen" movies [See: The Dirty Dozen (1967) ; The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985) ; Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987) and The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988)] See more »

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The dartboard at the "girls-school" is hung incorrectly. It should have 20 straight upwards (at 12 o'clock), but instead 20 is about in the 7 o'clock position. See more »

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Followed by The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988) See more »

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It's worth a look.
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Surprisingly good and fairly entertaining thriller as Telly Savalas (who had appeared in the original as one of the twelve convicts not to mention one of the most menacing members of the group) takes over as Wright, the new officer chosen by General Worden (Ernest Borgnine) to recruit and train twelve convicts (Randall "Tex" Cobb, Gary Graham, and Bo Svenson among the bunch that are selected for the operation) to attack and destroy several containers of nerve gas hidden in a French monestary and bail out the six scientists who are developing the gas under the close watch of the German SS.

I'll admit that I did like the "Deadly Mission" a lot better than its' predecessor and there's a few reasons (the performances are respectable, the plot twists some of which are slick, and the characters are actually interesting) to back it up. This movie is worth a look.


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