The Dirty Dozen

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The Dirty Dozen Overview

12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy château and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there. The soldiers, most of whom are facing death sentences for a variety of violent crimes, agree to the mission and the possible commuting of their sentences.

Who Stars in The Dirty Dozen

Lee Marvin
Maj. John Reisman

Lee Marvin

Ernest Borgnine
Maj. Gen. Worden

Ernest Borgnine

Charles Bronson
Joseph Wladislaw

Charles Bronson

Jim Brown
Robert Jefferson

Jim Brown

John Cassavetes
Victor Franko

John Cassavetes

Richard Jaeckel
Sergeant Bowren

Richard Jaeckel


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Review for The Dirty Dozen

Author: talisencrw

I loved this. Right up there with my favourite Aldrich films (though maybe 'Kiss Me Deadly' is still my number one), and of the greatest performances of both Lee Marvin and John Cassavetes (who was nominated for Best Supporting Actor at both the Golden Globes and Oscars for his work here). This hearkened back to the heady times when if you got a great cast and director together, you were virtually guaranteed you'd come out of it, because of comparatively little studio interference, with a bonafide classic piece of cinema. People thought the studio system was broken and needed fixing, by films such as 'Easy Rider'? THIS, along with other fine Aldrich works from this period, age a lot better and hold up much finer today than Dennis Hopper's so-called 'masterpiece' and its ilk.


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Production

Seven Arts Pictures

MKH


Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer


Facts

Status
Released

Release Date
1967-06-15

Original Language
English

Runtime
2 hr 30 mins

Budget
$ 5,400,000.00 (Estimated)

Revenue
$ 45,300,000.00 (USA)

Profit
$ 39,900,000.00 (Estimated in USA)

Genres
Action Adventure War

Keywords
based on novel or book world war ii nazi castle secret mission u.s. army training hand grenade fistfight mission shootout suicide mission soldier explosion commando behind enemy lines military police


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