Kelly's Heroes, with Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland and Don Rickles, anno 1972-ish. One of the most awesome war movies I've ever
seen. It's got humor, it's got sad moments, it's got interesting characters - hell, it's even got awesome combat scenes.
And it's got Clint Eastwood.
Young people today don't even know about movies like this one. It's kind of sad, really. Personally, I grew up with it. Had it on VHS, and literally
watched the casette to destruction.
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One of my all time favorite movies. I have to agree with you. Thank you for reminding me to dig this one out ofh the VHS box... I think I may still
have a few plays left on my copy before to disinegrates...
I only recently discovered this movie, and it is an instant classic for me. Donald Sutherland has to be one of the best actors of all time. I
watched him in this, then in The Dirty Dozen. These movies should be re-released, not redone. A whole two maybe three generations could really get a
kick out of these classic masterpieces.
I love this movie and have sen it many, many times.
Outside of the great cast... the thing that jumps out at me as a WWII amateur historian is the weaponry.
They did a great job with the Tiger tanks, the Shermans, the German armored vehicles as kelly and crew ride through the German occupied village... oh,
and the US halftrack with the 105 howitzer.... wow... but the Tigers...awesome.
All of these guys bounced back and forth between some really great WWII movies of the late 1960s and early 1970s... Where Eagles Dare... Dirty
Dozen... Battle of the Bulge
My favorite character is Harry Dean Stanton... remember the seen where he and "Cowboy" get caught in the outhouse... "kinda' smells like home,
don't it ol' buddy."
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