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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  • George C. Scott and Paul Stevens in Patton (1970)
  • "Patton" George C. Scott
  • Patton (1970)
  • Douglas Wilmer in Patton (1970)
  • "Patton," George C. Scott on location during filming Aug. 8, 1969 / MPTV

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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

George S. Patton's famous opening speech is subtly implied to take place after the main body of the film. At the time of his speech, he was a full general (four stars), as evidenced by his helmet. When he first arrives in North Africa at the beginning of the film, ... ...


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

General Bradley's command center is towed by a 1964 Mack B-61.


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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