The dirty dozen
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Director Robert Aldrich took what he considered a hopelessly old-fashioned script by Lukas Heller and Nunnally Johnson and fashioned The Dirty Dozen into one of MGM's biggest moneymakers of the 1960s--and the sixth highest-grossing film in the studio's history. Lee Marvin plays Major Reisman, assigned to coordinate a suicide mission on a French chateau held by top Nazi officers. Since no "normal" GI can be expected to volunteer for this mission, Reisman is compelled to draw his personnel from a group of military prisoners serving life sentences. This "dirty dozen" includes a sex pervert (Telly Savalas), a psycho (John Cassavetes), a retarded killer (Donald Sutherland), and the equally malevolent Charles Bronson, Trini Lopez, Jim Brown, and Clint Walker. On the dim promise of receiving pardons if they survive, the criminals undergo a brutal training program, then are marched behind enemy lines dressed as Nazi soldiers, the better to overtake the chateau and kill everyone in it--including the innocent wives and mistresses of the German officers. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Nathanson, E. M.,
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|Publisher|| Burbank, CA : [Atlanta, Georgia?] :Warner Home Entertainment, Inc. ;2005
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|Other Titles|| Dirty dozen.
Heller, Lukas, 1930-1988, screenwriter.
Aldrich, Robert, 1918-1983, director.
Hyman, Kenneth, 1928- producer.
Marvin, Lee, actor.
Borgnine, Ernest, 1917-2012, actor.
Bronson, Charles, 1921-2003, actor.
Brown, Jim, 1936- actor.
Cassavetes, John, 1929-1989, actor.
Jaeckel, Richard, 1926-1997, actor.
Kennedy, George, 1925-2016, actor.
Lopez, Trini, actor.
Meeker, Ralph, 1920-1988, actor.
Ryan, Robert, 1909-1973, actor.
Savalas, Telly, 1924-1994, actor.
Walker, Clint, 1927-2018 actor.
Webber, Robert, 1924-1989, actor.
Nathanson, E. M., 1928-2016. Dirty dozen.
Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, production company.
Warner Home Video (Firm), publisher, film distributor.
Turner Entertainment Co., publisher.
Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy, Trini Lopez, Ralph Meeker, Robert Ryan, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland, Clint Walker, Robert Webber.
In English or French with optional subtitles in English, French, and Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1967.
From the novel by E.M. Nathanson.
Special features include: documentary Operation Dirty Dozen; theatrical trailer.
DVD; dual-layer format; region 1; widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital stereo.
1 videodisc (150 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.