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The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (1987)

Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission (original title)
TV-PG | | Action, War | TV Movie 1 March 1987
During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Wright to pick 12 condemned soldiers from the brig and parachute into occupied France where they must destroy a Nazi nerve gas facility and extricate the foreign scientists working there.

Director:

Lee H. Katzin

Writers:

Nunnally Johnson (characters), Lukas Heller (characters) | 2 more credits »
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A U.S. Army major is assigned to lead a squad of twelve condemned soldier-prisoners on a dangerous mission behind enemy lines in WWII.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Telly Savalas ... Maj. Wright
Ernest Borgnine ... General Sam Worden
Vince Edwards ... Sgt. Holt
Bo Svenson ... Maurice Fontenac
Vincent Van Patten ... Ronnie Webber
James Van Patten ... David Webber
Randall 'Tex' Cobb ... Eric 'Swede' Wallan
Gary Graham ... Joe Stern
Wolf Kahler ... Colonel Krieger
Thom Mathews ... Francis Kelly
Emmanuelle Meyssignac Emmanuelle Meyssignac ... Marie Verlaine
Paul Picerni ... Ernesto Ferruci
Pavle Balenovic Pavle Balenovic ... Ballews
Mario Barbaric Mario Barbaric ... Chacon
Branko Blace Branko Blace ... Martinez
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Storyline

Telly Savalas assumes the role of the leader of the Dirty Dozen from Lee Marvin. In this movie he and the Dozen are suppose to destroy a nerve gas manufacturing plant before the Germans can make enough to use against the Allies. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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When it's impossible... send in the Dozen.

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Action | War

Certificate:

TV-PG | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Yugoslavia

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

1 March 1987 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission See more »

Filming Locations:

Brezice, Slovenia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This is the only "Dirty Dozen" movie (i.e. of the original The Dirty Dozen (1967) movie and its three television tele-movie sequels) that doesn't have an African-American as one of the Dirty Dozen. See more »

Goofs

The dartboard at the "girls-school" is hung incorrectly. It should have 20 straight upwards (at 12 o'clock), but instead 20 is about in the 7 o'clock position. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission (1988) See more »

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It's worth a look.
2 July 2006 | by mhasheiderSee all my reviews

Surprisingly good and fairly entertaining thriller as Telly Savalas (who had appeared in the original as one of the twelve convicts not to mention one of the most menacing members of the group) takes over as Wright, the new officer chosen by General Worden (Ernest Borgnine) to recruit and train twelve convicts (Randall "Tex" Cobb, Gary Graham, and Bo Svenson among the bunch that are selected for the operation) to attack and destroy several containers of nerve gas hidden in a French monestary and bail out the six scientists who are developing the gas under the close watch of the German SS.

I'll admit that I did like the "Deadly Mission" a lot better than its' predecessor and there's a few reasons (the performances are respectable, the plot twists some of which are slick, and the characters are actually interesting) to back it up. This movie is worth a look.


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