Raid on Rommel (1971)





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The British fleet is enroute to North Africa to engage the Germans, and the best port for them to use is Tobruk. There, they have problems: Germans occupy Tobruk, and have fortified it with devastating heavy artillery which would prevent a British landing. The original scheme for sabotaging the guns, by using British commandos planted behind the lines as prisoners of war, has gone awry. Posing as a Nazi officer, the man who was to lead the attack (Richard Burton) arrives at the rendezvous point, but all he finds are genuine prisoners of war, all of them sick, accompanied by their medics who are pacifists. A great many British lives hang in the balance, and a failure here could affect the outcome of the entire Second World War. Somehow, he must make use of these unlikely recruits to carry out the raid.
Action & Adventure , Drama
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Richard Burton
as Capt. Alex Foster
John Colicos
as Sgt. Maj. Allan MacKenzie
Clinton Greyn
as Maj. Tarkington Medical Officer
Wolfgang Preiss
as Gen. Erwin Rommel
Danielle De Metz
as Vivianne Gagliardo
Karl Otto Alberty
as Capt. Heinz Schroeder
John Orchard
as Dan Garth
Christopher Cary
as Conscientious Objector
Brook Williams
as Sgt. Joe Reilly
Greg Mullavey
as Pvt. Peter Brown
Ben Wright
as Admiral
Michael Sevareid
as Cpl. Bill Wembley
Chris Anders
as Tank Sergeant
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Critic Reviews for Raid on Rommel

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A rubbish film of the post-consumer recycled variety.

Full Review… | January 17, 2016

Audience Reviews for Raid on Rommel

Admittedly, I come at this with a bias, since I can never get into war movies. These two hours I spent watching this were some of the longest of my life. I don't feel like it had anything meaningful to say or enough action to be interesting. The most interesting scenes were the ones with Rommel himself.

Hannah Megill
Hannah Megill

I don't give out rottens very often, and believe me I like Richard Burton in anything, but this movie really stunk up the place as a WWII yarn. It just had something about it that was poorly done. Maybe it was the direction, the shooting of it. I don't know, I am not in the business of being too precise about why I didn't get a good feel about this film. Barely worth watching once, if only for Burton's fine acting, but that couldn't save this one, even for me.

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