The Eagle Has Landed (1976)
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as Colonel Steiner
as Liam Devlin
as Colonel Radl
as Colonel Pitts
as Admiral Canaris
as Joanna Grey
as Von Neustadt
as Father Philip Verecker
as Capt. Harry Clark
as Sgt. Brandt
as Laker Armsby
as Winston Churchill/George Fowler
as Maj. Corcoran
as Corporal Kuniski
as George Wilde (Publican)
as Mrs. Wilde
as Arthur Seymour
as Sgt. Altmann
Critic Reviews for The Eagle Has Landed
Crafted with meticulous precision and infinite patience, the film unfolds like a good novel, with compelling exposition eventually giving way to thrilling action.
An old-fashioned WW II adventure movie directed in a plodding and lethargic way by John Sturges.
Audience Reviews for The Eagle Has Landed
"The only time this plan makes any sense to me is when I'm drunk" What a waste of time. Ok, so basically the film has an interesting plot. A bunch of nazis on a covert mission to kidnap Winston Churchill, which could have lead to a big victory for Hitler. The film starts very slowly and is a real borefest thru its entire duration. In the middle of the film, the movie reaches its comedic heights when Larry Hagman's character, Colonel Pitts tries to take control of the events. What a character and what a bad performance by Hagman. But he's not the only actor who should've stayed out of the film. Robert Duvall and Donald Sutherland, whom I consider to be good actors, are probably ashamed of their performances in "The Eagle Has Landed". Like in the quote of this review, I'd probably enjoyed this movie more if I had been drunk. Not a major disaster but totally overrated and a fine example of wasted talent.
This war movie gets started on a promising note, but it is sabotaged by a weak, contrived ending.
About as good as something i wished I'd seen for free.
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