• The Dirty Dozen (1967)

The Dirty Dozen

Release Date: June 15th, 1967

DVD Release Date: April 29th, 1998

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

As D-Day approaches, Colonel Breed hands the roguish Major Reisman (Lee Marvin) an important assignment: He must train a team of soldiers to parachute across enemy lines and assassinate German personnel at a French chateau. The soldiers, recruited from murderers, rapists and criminals on death row, are promised commuted sentences. In spite of their history, the 12 men prove a spirited and courageous unit. Led by Major Reisman, they will exact revenge.

Cast: Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine, Charles Bronson, Jim Brown, John Cassavetes, Richard Jaeckel, George Kennedy, Trini Lopez

Director: Robert Aldrich

Genres: War

Production Co: MKH, Seven Arts Pictures, Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Distributors: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, MGM/UA Home Entertainment Inc., Warner Home VĂ­deo, Creative Design [us]

Keywords: Brash , Pursuit , England , Spirited , Revenge , 1940s , France ,

Ratings & Reviews

  • 80

    Lee Marvin and Charles Bronson in the same picture. How much more bad-assedness do you need? show more

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    There are some nice, amusing scenes, especially when one of the dozen (Donald Sutherland) pretends to be a general and inspects some troops. In fact, right up to the last scene the movie is amusing, well paced, intelligent. show more

  • 60
    The Hollywood Reporter

    It is overlong, uneven and frequently obscure, but will succeed by virtue of its sustained action, even though what it attempts to say, if anything, remains elusive. show more

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