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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.
General Worden choking his drink upon hearing of the Dozen's party was ad-libbed by Ernest Borgnine.
Major John Reisman:
What do you think, Sergeant?
Sergeant Clyde Bowren: I think you'll do just fine, sir.
Major John Reisman: Don't give me that! I said what do you think?
Sergeant Clyde Bowren: I think the first chance one of those lovers gets, he's going to shoot the Major right in the head... sir.
The 101st Airborne's band (when playing during the visit by the "General") was playing "Semper Fidelis", the official march of the United States Marine Corps, composed by the United States Marine Band's first & most famous conductor, John Philip Sousa. This piece of music would not be something a United States Army band would play.
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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