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)

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Trivia

After Gen. Omar Bradley loses his helmet when his jeep is blown up by German artillery, he says to his driver, "Give me that helmet, Sekulovich!" This is part of Malden's insistence that there always be a character named Sekulovich in his films, in reference to... ...


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

The scene at the beginning of the Normandy breakout where Rommel, Steiger, and Jodl are arguing over whether Patton is leading the attack, or whether he is still in England preparing for the 'real' invasion could not have taken place. Erwin Rommel's staff car had been shot up by R.A.F. fighter bombers at the Normandy front on July 17, 1944 - over a week before Operation Cobra started. Rommel was badly wounded in the attack and in a French hospital at the time the scene is supposed to have taken place.


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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