The adventures of a group of convicts recruited into the U.S. Army by the offer of a post-war parole. Commanded by West Point graduate, Lt. Garrison, the "Gorillas" function as commandos ... See full summary »

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Mort Green, David Karp
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1968   1967  
Nominated for 2 Golden Globes. See more awards »

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Series cast summary:
Ron Harper ...  Lt. Craig Garrison 26 episodes, 1967-1968
Cesare Danova ...  Actor 26 episodes, 1967-1968
Brendon Boone ...  Chief 26 episodes, 1967-1968
Christopher Cary ...  Goniff / ... 26 episodes, 1967-1968
Rudy Solari Rudy Solari ...  Casino 26 episodes, 1967-1968
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The adventures of a group of convicts recruited into the U.S. Army by the offer of a post-war parole. Commanded by West Point graduate, Lt. Garrison, the "Gorillas" function as commandos behind Nazi lines. Written by Marg Baskin <marg@asd.raytheon.ca>

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Adventure | Drama | War

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The character named Goniff was a thief. In Yiddish, the word "goniff" means thief. See more »

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In "24 Hours to Doomsday", there is a close-up of an Interflora sign - this episode is set in 1943, and Interflora was not formed until the second half of 1946. See more »

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Garrison's Mission: Impossible!
26 March 2018 | by sykespjSee all my reviews

With 'Combat!' becoming increasingly expensive to produce and WWII dramas in general on the wane, the ABC network decided to try a makeover. Ostensibly inspired by the film 'The Dirty Dozen', 'Garrison's Gorillas' has much more in common with the 1960s series 'Mission: Impossible' than anything else.

Within the limitations of the time, 'Combat!' was known for its gritty realism, with most of its stars WWII vets themselves. ABC's historically inept 'Rat Patrol', not surprisingly, showed the network was more interested in ratings than realism. It ran for two seasons... 'Garrison's Gorillas' was lucky to make it through one.

From a 2000-Teenies point of view, the series isn't that bad. Unfortunately, there don't seem to be that many good prints of the show getting around. 'Garrison's Gorillas' has good production values, decent acting, and relatively entertaining scripts (and it was shot in colour). Fans of '60s WWII dramas should find it more than passable.


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Country:

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5 September 1967 (USA) See more »

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(26 episodes)

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Mono

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Color

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1.33 : 1
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