Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, War
During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.
Production on the film ran for so long, that Jim Brown was in danger of missing training camp for the up-coming 1965 to 1966 football season. As training camp and the NFL season approached, the NFL threatened to fine and suspend Brown if he did not leave ... ...
Major Reisman is heading toward a court martial of his own. He's the most ill-mannered, ill-disciplined officer that it's ever been my displeasure to meet.
Maj. Gen. Worden: You think so, Denton? You may be right. But he's sure right about one thing. Somebody up ...
Wladislaw admits that he couldn't understand the German officers who greet him and Reisman in the chateau, but in the dialogue in question, the officer says in quite intelligible German, "Good evening, sir. Lovely weather we are having, no?" Considering how well he understands other Germans in the chateau, it seems unlikely he would have trouble with this clearly spoken line. In reality, it was probably easier for the actor playing the German to deliver the line in clearly-spoken German than to approximate a harder to understand dialect.
The opening credits don't occur until 10 minutes into the film. While it is common nowadays for films to have a pre-credits sequence, it was considered innovative in 1967.
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