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The Thousand Plane Raid (1969)

G | | Adventure, War | July 1969 (USA)
A U.S. Air Force colonel convinces the Allies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war.

Director:

Boris Sagal

Writers:

Ralph Barker (novel), Donald S. Sanford | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Christopher George ... Col. Greg Brandon
Laraine Stephens ... WAC Lt. Gabrielle Ames
J.D. Cannon ... Gen. Cotten Palmer
Gary Marshal ... Wing Cmdr. Taffy Howard
Michael Evans ... Group Commander Leslie Hardwicke
Gavin MacLeod ... Sgt. Kruger
Noam Pitlik Noam Pitlik ... Lt. Jacoby
Ben Murphy ... Lt. Archer
Bo Hopkins ... Capt. Douglass
Tim McIntire ... Lt. Quimby
Barry Atwater ... Gen. Conway
Scott Thomas Scott Thomas ... Lt. Richman
John Carter ... Middleton
James Gammon ... Maj. Varga
Charles Dierkop ... Railla
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A U.S. Air Force colonel convinces the Allies during World War II that a daylight bombing raid of Germany will bring a quick end to the war.

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This was the day the Allies turned the blitz on Hitler See more »

Genres:

Adventure | War

Certificate:

G | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

July 1969 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The 1,000 Plane Raid See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Oakmont Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The code letters "DF A" seen on an aircraft in this film (e.g., 54:58) are the identification codes for the famous Memphis Belle, the subject of a widely acclaimed William Wyler film. Memphis Belle flew with the 91st Bomb Group. The makers of this film did a good job of copying the style of the letters, which was a nonstandard style. See more »

Goofs

Near the beginning of the movie when they are attacked by Me 109's, there is a view of a wing with three machine guns firing from the wing. No 109 had three internally mounted MG's in each wing. See more »

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Nice plane footage, sorry about the acting
16 July 2002 | by mordred25See all my reviews

A fairly average B-grade movie that is pulled up by a sequence of low flying that is used on more than one occasion throughout the movie for different story line progressions. To see a B-25 coming over the trees and then missing the ground with the right wing by only a few feet is amazing to say the least. Most of the footage in the battle scenes is from war footage and low budget (nowadays) SFX but given the age and being made about the same time as "the Battle Of Britain" it puts up a reasonable performance. Aircraft buffs will like the flying sequences as they always will and for an afternoon diversion it is not too bad. Look out for the maintenance crew chief, Sgt Kreuger a few years before commanding his well known ship the Love Boat.


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