PG | | Adventure, Drama, Thriller
A funny thing about having a small stunt team: one of the German soldiers shoots and kills the driver of an American Jeep, so it crashes into the pond. Both the German and the driver of the Jeep were played by the same stuntman (Jim Dowdall). He kills himself, so to speak.
September 12, 1943, German paratroopers snatched Mussolini from his mountaintop prison in Italy.
In the opening credit sequence, the flag atop the castle indicates a reverse shot.
The film was originally classified by the BBFC in November 1976 with a running time of 135 mins. This was cut to 123 mins for its US release. It was this version which was released in the UK on VHS/DVD (118 mins 25 fps), until the new 2 Disc Special Edition arrived in June 2004. There is also a 131 min cut in circulation. It is this version which is currently available from Artisan on Region 1 DVD
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