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Kelly's Heroes (1970)

A group of U.S. soldiers sneaks across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of Nazi treasure.

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Storyline

During World War II a German Colonel is captured by the Americans but before he can be interrogated an artillery barrage hits the camp. However, Ex-Lieutenant Kelly manages to reach the Colonel, get him drunk and learn that he is on a secret mission to ship $16,000,000 of gold to a base in France. Kelly is determined to get the gold and plans for himself and a few of his fellow soldiers to slip into enemy territory and steal the bullion. Written by Dave Jenkins <david.jenkins@smallworld.co.uk>

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They set out to rob a bank... and damn near won a war instead! See more »

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Adventure | Comedy | War

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23 June 1970 (USA)  »

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Kelly's Warriors  »

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$4,000,000 (estimated)
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(Metrocolor)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Oddball's division is the "Super Sixth", the 6th Armored Division. See more »

Goofs

When Kelly first drives his jeep into the compound to meet Crapgame, the camera is pointing to the back of the jeep as it enters. At that point the machine gun mounted at the back is pointed roughly 45 degrees up. In the next shot, the camera is pointing at the front of the jeep and the machine gun is only pointing maybe 20 degrees up. See more »

Quotes

Big Joe: [a mortar round lands close, covering everyone in dust]
[muttering]
Big Joe: Mulligan, you son of a bitch...
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Connections

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Soundtracks

Burning Bridges
Sung by Mike Curb Congregation (as The Mike Curb Congregation)
Lyrics by Mike Curb
Music by Lalo Schifrin
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I think this is one of the best movies ever made.
22 November 2001 | by (Singer Island, Florida, USA) – See all my reviews

This movie has top notch entertainment with virtually no cursing and excess violence (a nice alternative to today's production standards).

Clint Eastwood and Donald Southerland are at their best, the story line and writing are excellent!

I watch this movie often - if perchance you have never seen this movie, rent it today. Enjoy!


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