The Dirty Dozen (1967)
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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
Jun 15, 1967 Wide
Apr 28, 1998
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Aldrich manages to use his time well, focusing on character traits and never letting the pace become bogged down.
However trite the scenario looks now, it's still better than all but the best of its copycats.
Boasting an all-male star cast, headed by Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson, this funny, nasty and brutal WWII actioner is Robert Aldrich's most popular film, a cult classic that changed the conventions of the war genre.
One of those movies in which you ask yourself, "So, who isn't in this movie?" The answer? Not many.
...we expect action-adventure flicks to embroider reality. This one does so without stretching credibility to the breaking point and provides a good time in the process.
A macho male fantasy that still plays to the inner rebel in all viewers who harbor such a streak.
Classic and extremely popular WWII actioner directed by Robert Aldrich.
Upped the level of violence in cinema by leaps and bounds, and was a great movie, to boot!
Classic all-star action. Just a whole lot of good, gritty fun.
Audience Reviews for The Dirty Dozen
- Joseph Wladislaw: I wish I could read this. I think it's dirty.
- Maj. Reisman: Any questions?
- Archer Maggott: Suh? Do we have to eat with niggahs? [Jefferson jumps Maggot]
- Sgt. Bowren: [as Reisman exits the room] : What's going on, sir?
- Maj. Reisman: Oh, the gentleman from the South had a question about the dining arrangements. He and his comrades are discussing place settings now.
- Maj. Reisman: Any questions?
- Maj. Reisman: You know what to do, feed the French and shoot the Germans!
- Archer Maggott: It's judgment day, sinners! Come out, come out wherever you are!
- Vernon Pinkley: Very pretty, General. Very pretty. But, can they fight?
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