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PG| 2 hr. 49 min.

Plot Summary
Biography of controversial World War II hero General George S. Patton. The film covers his wartime activities and accomplishments, beginning with his entry into the North African campaign and ending with his removal from command after his outspoken criticism of US post-war military strategy.

Cast: George C. Scott , Karl Malden , Michael Bates , Edward Binns , Lawrence Dobkin , John Doucette , James Edwards , Frank Latimore

Director: Franklin J. Schaffner

Genres: Biography, War, Drama

Distributor: 20th Century Fox

Patton (1970)

Release Date: April 2nd, 1970|2 hr. 49 min.

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  • Still mesmerizes on the strength of George C. Scott's chew-your-behind performance. [5 Nov. 1999, p.6E] show more

  • The movie holds up far better than its detractors guessed - splendidly, in fact - not only thanks to Scott's spellbinding acting, but to the epic imagery, Coppola's (and Edmund North's) highly intelligent script and Schaffner's lucid, perfectly controlled direction. show more

  • Patton remains to this day one of Hollywood's most compelling biographical war pictures. show more

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