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Brass Target (1978)

PG | | Action, Drama, Mystery | 2 March 1979 (UK)
In 1945, General Patton sends Germany's confiscated gold reserves to Frankfurt, but the Army train is robbed by plotters who also hire a Swiss hitman to kill the General.

Director:

John Hough

Writers:

Frederick Nolan (novel), Alvin Boretz
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Sophia Loren ... Mara
John Cassavetes ... Maj. Joe De Lucca
George Kennedy ... Gen. George S. Patton
Robert Vaughn ... Col. Donald Rogers
Patrick McGoohan ... Col. Mike McCauley
Bruce Davison ... Col. Robert Dawson
Edward Herrmann ... Col. Walter Gilchrist
Max von Sydow ... Shelley Martin Webber
Ed Bishop ... Col. Stewart
Lee Montague ... Lucky Luciano
Alan Tilvern ... Frank Ferraro
Hal Galili ... Capt. Levy
Bernard Horsfall ... Shelley
John Junkin ... Carberry
Sigfrit Steiner ... Herr Schroeder
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Storyline

General Patton tries to transfer the German gold stock to Frankfurt. But someone foils his plan. The military police begin to find the guilty. Written by Kornel Osvart <kornelo@alphanet.hu>

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In December 1945, America's most controversial General, George S. Patton, was killed in an auto accident in Germany. 250 million dollars in gold says it was no accident. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Language:

English | German | Russian

Release Date:

2 March 1979 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

The Colonels See more »

Filming Locations:

Munich, Bavaria, Germany See more »

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$354,797, 25 December 1978

Gross USA:

$5,011,158

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,011,158
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Metrocolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Featured three actors who played murderers on Columbo (1971); John Cassavetes, Robert Vaughn, and Patrick McGoohan. See more »

Goofs

When Major De Lucca drives into the castle, he parks his jeep parallel to the stairs. Later, when he emerges and sees Mara, the jeep is almost perpendicular to the stairs. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Col. Donald Rogers: Relax! We're inches away.
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very good plot - very poor casting
22 February 1999 | by bob-347See all my reviews

George Kennedy is a good actor, but not as Patton. Lee Montague might be a good actor but please!! Lucky Luciano!! he is not. the casting of the above people detracted from the plot.


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