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The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission (1985)

During WW2, American General Worden orders Major Reisman to pick 12 soldiers from the military prison for the dangerous mission of killing a Nazi General.

Director:

Andrew V. McLaglen

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Lukas Heller (characters), Nunnally Johnson (characters) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Marvin ... Maj. John Reisman
Ernest Borgnine ... Gen. Worden
Ken Wahl ... Louis Valentine
Larry Wilcox ... Tommy Wells
Sonny Landham ... Sam Sixkiller
Richard Jaeckel ... MP Sgt. Clyde Bowren
Wolf Kahler ... Gen. Sepp Dietrich
Gavan O'Herlihy ... Conrad E. Perkins
Ricco Ross ... Arlen Dregors
Stephen Hattersley Stephen Hattersley ... Otto Deutsch
Rolf Saxon ... Robert E. Wright
Jay Benedict ... Didier Le Clair
Michael John Paliotti Michael John Paliotti ... Baxley
Paul Herzberg Paul Herzberg ... Reynolds
Jeff Harding ... Sanders
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Storyline

Major Reisman is "volunteered" to lead another mission using convicted army soldiers, sentenced to either death or long prison terms. This time their mission is to kill a Nazi general who plans to assassinate Hitler. Written by Brian W Martz <B.Martz@Genie.com>

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They're back... and deadlier than ever!

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Action | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

4 February 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dirty Dozen: Next Mission See more »

Filming Locations:

England, UK See more »

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MGM/UA Television See more »
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Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This tele-movie's director, Andrew V. McLaglen, prior to this film had directed the movie The Devil's Brigade (1968), a movie that is considered in film history to be a "Dirty Dozen" influenced picture. See more »

Goofs

Both in the courtroom and in General Worden's office you see a modern American flag with 50 stars, even though that flag first came into production in 1960, with Alaska becoming an American state in 1959 and Hawaii following the year after. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Sepp Dietrich: [regarding Hitler] He is a danger to the Party and the German people, and must be eliminated.
Field Marshal Meistertein: Only you and Himmler are allowed to get near him.
Gen. Sepp Dietrich: If you people hadn't blundered the first time, we wouldn't be in this position now.
German General: If it could be done, it should be done by you, Major General. You are the only one.
Gen. Sepp Dietrich: Do not worry. I will save Germany.
Field Marshal Meistertein: [oozing sarcasm] Heil Hitler.
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Connections

Edited from The Dirty Dozen (1967) See more »

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The Real-Life Story/Events Film Was Based On
9 October 2003 | by re_zuletaSee all my reviews

According to an article written many years ago, the original "The Dirty Dozen" novel was actually based on real life story. US military convicts were offered pardon in exchange for similar suicide missions in Nazi occupied France. They agreed, but after the drop they turned their tails and spent the rest of the war in neutral Spain. In real life, use of pardoned convicts as soldiers is rather common phenomena, as experiences in former Yugoslavia indicate. In WWII Red Army and Wehrmacht employed such practice. The operation that actually resembles this movie the most was conducted by Germans. In May of 1944, frustrated with unsuccessful attempts to chase down and destroy the core formations of Yugoslav Partisans, German High Command planned the daring parachute raid on the headquarters of Partisan leader Tito and trained entire battalion of convicts for that very purpose. At the end of the day, Tito, although initially surprised, managed to get away and the convict paratroopers, decimated in a hellatious battle, took only Tito's freshly tailored Field Marshall uniform as their only trophy.


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