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The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988)

Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, War | TV Movie 14 February 1988
A team of renegade soldiers in World War II tries to stop the creation of the Fourth Reich in the Middle East.

Director:

Lee H. Katzin

Writers:

Nunnally Johnson (characters in screenplay), Lukas Heller (characters in screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Telly Savalas ... Maj. Wright
Ernest Borgnine ... Gen. Sam Worden
Hunt Block ... Joe Stern
Matthew Burton ... Gen. Kurt Richter
Jeff Conaway ... Sgt. Holt
Alex Cord ... Dravko Demchuk
Erik Estrada ... Carmine D'Agostino
Ernie Hudson ... Joe Hamilton
James Carroll Jordan ... Lonnie Wilson
Ray 'Boom Boom' Mancini ... Tom Ricketts (as Ray Mancini)
John Matuszak ... Fred Collins
Natalija Nogulich ... Yelena Petrovic (as Natalia Nogulich)
Heather Thomas ... Lt. Carol Campbell
Anthony Valentine ... British Colonel
Richard Yniguez ... Roberto Echevarria (as Richard Yñiguez)
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A team of renegade soldiers in World War II tries to stop the creation of the Fourth Reich in the Middle East.

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Genres:

Action | Adventure | War

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA | Yugoslavia | Italy

Language:

German | Serbo-Croatian | English

Release Date:

14 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission See more »

Filming Locations:

Zagreb, Croatia

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

Lee Marvin died shortly before filming began, so his character was written out of the film. See more »

Goofs

Right after the letter from Hitler is read, it is remarked that the future Fourth Reich are all sitting in train car #2420. But a moment later, as the train starts to leave, the camera pans down so we can see the number on the car - it is 2024. At the end of the film, the train car is shown again and the number has changed to 2420. See more »

Quotes

Maj. Wright: They might come in handy on the next mission.
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Connections

Followed by The Dirty Dozen (1988) See more »

Soundtracks

In the Mood
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Written by Wingy Manone, Andy Razaf and Joe Garland
Performed by Glenn Miller
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Liverpool??????
16 March 2007 | by alcohomSee all my reviews

Another made for TV piece of junk! This is an insult of a war movie (I use the word movie in it's loosest possible form!) I thought Telly Savalas's career had hit rock bottom when he did the voice over on that visit Birmingham video that's shown on Tarrant on TV on a semi regular basis, but then I'd forgot he was involved in this! I'd tried to push it into my subconscious memory, but cable TV brought the memory kicking and screaming out of me!!

I like the bit (laughs sarcastically!) in the film which claims to be a scene from Liverpool in the forties, but it's blatantly a shot of Zagreb Cathedral in the late eighties. Also the steam train the Commando's are training on shows the JZ (Jugoslavia Zeleznice, or Yugoslav state railways) logo's on the side of the locomotive quite clearly, even though the makers have tried to black them out. Why not just film in the UK, if that's where most of the film is set?

Cheap rubbish, and a waste of celluloid!


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