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The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (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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Storyline

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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Country:

USA | Yugoslavia | Italy

Language:

German | Serbo-Croatian | English

Release Date:

14 February 1988 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Das dreckige Dutzend - 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

This is the only "Dirty Dozen" movie (i.e. of the original The Dirty Dozen (1967) and its three television tele-movie sequels_) that doesn't have its mission set in Nazi German occupied France as all the others did (See: The Dirty Dozen (1967); The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985) and Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987)). See more »

Goofs

Although Lieutenant Carol Campbell possessed extensive knowledge of various European languages and customs. She would have never been allowed to join the mission. Women in the U.S. Military at the time of World War Two were not allowed to serve in combat. See more »

Quotes

Maj. Wright: They might come in handy on the next mission.
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Follows The Dirty Dozen (1967) See more »

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In the Mood
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Written by Wingy Manone, Andy Razaf and Joe Garland
Performed by Glenn Miller
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Entertaining but not memorable.
4 March 2017 | by AldoSteroneSee all my reviews

It's difficult to rate this movie. I watched after reading the reviews and it seems that many people didn't like it.

The original movie "The Dirty Dozen" was released in 1967. This sequel was attempted 21 years later (1988) with less money and less stars. Lee Marvin died in 1987. Charles Bronson was 67 at the time and didn't participate. Telly Savalas was 66.

The original movie was produced by Robert Aldrich. The 1988 sequel by Mel Swope who is known for Fame and Miami Vice.

This movie takes the same ingredients without bringing in any element of originality. The net result is an average war movie. I found that the second part was much better than the first but eventually the whole thing is weak.

For a war movie, you need a lot of FX to create credible scenery, explosions and historical reconstitution.

Entertaining but not memorable.


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