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Release Date:
9 September 1970 (USA) See more »
Bust The Dam!-- Blow Up The War! See more »
In 1944, during a sabotage mission, the sole surviving U.S. paratrooper is saved by a group of Italian orphans who later aid him in blowing-up a vital enemy dam. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Rock Hudson ... Turner

Sylva Koscina ... Bianca

Sergio Fantoni ... Von Hecht

Giacomo Rossi Stuart ... Schwalberg (as Giacomo Rossi-Stuart)

Jacques Sernas ... Maj. Taussig

Mark Colleano ... Aldo
Mauro Gravina ... Carlo
John Fordyce ... Dino
Giuseppe Cassuto ... Franco
Amedeo Castracane ... Tonio
Giancarlo Colombaioni ... Romeo
Ronald Colombaioni ... Mikko
Valerio Colombaioni ... Arturo
Giuseppe Coppola ... Rico
Luigi Criscuolo ... Paolo
Gaetano Danaro ... Umberto
Vincenzo Danaro ... Silvio
Daniel Dempsey ... Giorgio
Anna-Luisa Giacinti ... Maria
Daniel Keller ... Tekko
Mauro Orsi ... Luigi
Maurizio-Fabrizio Tempio ... Mario
Jean Valmont ... Scarpi
Rod Dana ... U.S. Colonel
Tom Felleghy ... Colonel Jannings (as Tom Fellighi)
Andrea Bosic ... General Von Kleber
Andrea Esterhazy ... General Dohrmann (as Bondy Esterhazy)
Mino Doro ... Italian Doctor

Gérard Herter ... Capt. Kreuger (as Gerard Herter)
Jacques Stany ... Ehrlich
Hardy Stuart ... Gunther
Marco Gobbi ... Hermann (as Bruno Marco Gobbi)
Max Turilli ... Colonel Weede
Alain Chammas ... 1st. Sentry
Amos Davoli ... 2st. Sentry
Goffredo Unger ... Merkel (as Freddie Unger)
Larry Dolgin ... Pilot
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
William Conroy ... German Soldier (uncredited)

Directed by
Phil Karlson 
Franco Cirino (credited on Italian print)
Writing credits
S.S. Schweitzer (story) &
Stanley Colbert (story)

S.S. Schweitzer (screenplay)

Produced by
Stanley S. Canter .... producer
Original Music by
Ennio Morricone 
Cinematography by
Gábor Pogány (director of photography) (as Gabor Pogany)
Film Editing by
J. Terry Williams  (as Terry Williams)
Art Direction by
Arrigo Equini 
Makeup Department
Mark Reedall .... makeup artist: Rock Hudson
Production Management
Graham Cottle .... production manager
Ottavio Oppo .... production supervisor
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Franco Cirino .... first assistant director
Sound Department
David Hildyard .... sound mixer
Alban Streeter .... sound editor (as Al Streeter)
Special Effects by
A. Paul Pollard .... special effects (as Paul Pollard)
George Robotham .... stunt supervisor
Camera and Electrical Department
Idelmo Simonelli .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Annalisa Nasalli-Rocca .... wardrober (as Annalisa Nasalli Rocca)
Other crew
Stanley S. Canter .... presenter
James Dobson .... script consultant
William Evans .... auditor
Alfredo Sinatra .... controller
Crew verified as complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Hornets' Nest" - Canada (English title) (imdb display title)
"I lupi attaccano in branco" - Italy
"Il vespaio" -
"Nido de avispas" - Mexico (imdb display title), Spain
"Ampiaispesä" - Finland (imdb display title)
"Cuibul de viespi" - Romania (imdb display title)
"Düsman yuvasi" - Turkey (Turkish title)
"Darázsfészek" - Hungary
"Das Wespennest" - Germany (imdb display title)
"Getingboet" - Finland (Swedish title) (informal title)
"Hvepsereden" - Denmark
"I sfikofolia" - Greece (video title)
"L'assaut des jeunes loups" - France
"Ninho de Vespas" - Brazil
"O Ninho das Víboras" - Portugal (imdb display title)
"O lohagos Turner" - Greece (transliterated ISO-LATIN-1 title)
"Partisanerna" - Sweden (imdb display title)
"Yôsai" - Japan (imdb display title)
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Rated R for some war violence (2011)
110 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Australia:SOA (original rating) | Finland:K-16 (1990) | Finland:K-18 (1988) | Finland:(Banned) (1970) | Germany:16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:15 | UK:AA (original rating) | USA:GP | USA:M (original rating) | USA:R (2011)

Did You Know?

A novelization of this movie was written by Michael Avallone.See more »
Anachronisms: Although the story takes place in 1944, all the hair styles are strictly in the 1970 mode. Hudson's fashionably long hair is strictly unmilitary, and he even sports 1970 sideburns and a handlebar moustache; Koscina's big hair is a 1970s trademark; even the kids look like refugees from the streets of the era in which the film was made, not at all like World War II orphans.See more »
General Von Kleber:General Rutke is taking over a Panzer division in this push. I could arrange to have you posted to his staff. You've been asking for a transfer back to the fighting forces.
Von Hecht:No thank you. Where I am now, suddenly there is good hunting. I'd hate to give that up.
General Von Kleber:You really are your father's son.
Von Hecht:Thank you, General. How many men can be sure of that?
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Referenced in Django Unchained (2012)See more »


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