Patton (1970)

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The World War II phase of the career of the controversial American general, George S. Patton.


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Cast & Crew

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Director:

Franklin J. Schaffner

Writers:

Francis Ford Coppola (screen story and screenplay), Edmund H. North (screen story and screenplay), Ladislas Farago (based on factual material from Patton: Ordeal and Triumph), Omar N. Bradley (based on factual material from: A Soldier's Story)

Did You Know?

Trivia

Francis Ford Coppola says in the DVD commentary that he wrote a draft screenplay in 1966 and was fired from the film, in large part because Fox objected to opening the movie with Patton's speech. When the film finally went into production, Coppola's draft was dusted ... ...


Quotes

Patton: Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.


Goofs

When first seen, Field Marshal Rommel is identified in the explanatory subtitles as the commander of the Afrika Korps. Erwin Rommel was, at that time, commander of Field Army Afrika, which was a higher level command that included the Afrika Korps as one of its units.


Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: KASSERINE PASS TUNISIA, 1943

Storyline

Plot Summary


Synopsis (WARNING: Spoilers)


Genres

Biography | Drama | War

Details

Release Date:

2 April 1970

Language

English, German, French, Russian, Arabic, Italian


Country of Origin

USA

Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$61,700,000 (USA)

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