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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  • Dec 08, 2010
    tougher, grittier and just better than 'the dirty dozen.' probably one of the best final films in any director's career
    Stella D Super Reviewer
  • May 13, 2010
    Multiple Directors including Andre De Toth, Bernard Archard & Briget Espeet) This movie has an interesting twist ending. A pair (Michael Caine only along because of his petroleum interests) + a British Solider (Nigel Davenport) reluctantly accompanies Caine through the Sahara desert, changing identities (+ uniforms) to blend in. Guess I missed that this was set during WW II?! More review to follow
    Teresa S Super Reviewer
  • Feb 09, 2009
    Re-release of the clever 1961 film, digitally remastered, with a dazzlingly sharp image quality,
    Pamela D Super Reviewer
  • Jan 22, 2009
    A politely edgy offering from director Andre De Toth, featuring the indomitable Mr. Michael Caine.
    Randy T Super Reviewer

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