Play Dirty

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Captain Douglas (Michael Caine) is the British army leader who is ordered to lead a band of mercenaries into the desert. Their mission is to knock out an enemy fuel reserve. The inexperienced captain contends with a veteran Colonel (Nigel Green) who is enamored with using old history books to fight modern battles. Cyril Leech (Nigel Davenport) is the experienced mercenary hired by Brigadier Blore (Harry Andrews) to help guide Douglas and his group through the dangerous plot. Leech and Douglas have differences of opinion on how to successfully carry out the mission. As if the trouble with the Nazi wasn't enough, Brigadier Blore sells them out by tipping off the enemy through a spy. Douglas and the few men he has left must survive the sweltering heat and the enemy gunfire in order to insure their survival. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

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Positively giddy in its nihilistic misanthropy...

Dec 29, 2018 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

A fine, memorable performance by Nigel Davenport, as a man who's as calculating as he is black-hearted. He works for the Brits, but one senses that if the Germans offered him more money, switching sides would pose no dilemma.

Jul 25, 2011 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…

The pic more than holds its own with The Dirty Dozen , in fact I enjoyed it more and found it more subversive.

Apr 26, 2011 | Rating: B+ | Full Review…

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tougher, grittier and just better than 'the dirty dozen.' probably one of the best final films in any director's career

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A politely edgy offering from director Andre De Toth, featuring the indomitable Mr. Michael Caine.

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