The Eagle Has Landed


The Eagle Has Landed

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John Sturges directed this taut adaptation of Jack Higgins' suspense novel about an attempted kidnapping of Winston Churchill by the German high command during World War II. When it is discovered that in November 1943 Winston Churchill is scheduled to spend a weekend in a country home in Norfolk, the Germans plan to kidnap him. Heinrich Himmler (Donald Pleasence), under orders from Hitler, assigns Nazi colonel Max Radl (Robert Duvall) the chore of sneaking the English-hating Irishman Liam Devlin (Donald Sutherland) into the British countryside and arranging for a 16-man task force to be parachuted into the English country town of Sudley Constable, under the auspices of Colonel Kurt Steiner (Michael Caine). The efficient planning works too well, and before long their exactingly perfect timetable begins to come apart.

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Michael Caine
as Colonel Steiner
Donald Sutherland
as Liam Devlin
Robert Duvall
as Colonel Radl
Larry Hagman
as Colonel Pitts
Anthony Quayle
as Admiral Canaris
Jean Marsh
as Joanna Grey
Sven-Bertil Taube
as Von Neustadt
John Standing
as Father Philip Verecker
Treat Williams
as Capt. Harry Clark
Siegfried Rauch
as Sgt. Brandt
John Barrett
as Laker Armsby
Leigh Dilley
as Winston Churchill/George Fowler
Maurice Roëves
as Maj. Corcoran
Alexei Jawdokimov
as Corporal Kuniski
Denis Lill
as Churchill's
Tim Barlow
as George Wilde (Publican)
Kate Binchy
as Mrs. Wilde
Asa Teeter
as German Soldier
Terry Plummer
as Arthur Seymour
Rick Parse
as German Soldier
Richard Wren
as Sgt. Altmann
Joachim Hansen
as SS-Obergruppenführer
Jeff Conaway
as Frazier
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