VINTAGE FILM The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen

So studded with studly stars, Donald Sutherland is billed twelfth. Hoping to disrupt the enemy in advance of D-Day, the U.S. Army trains a squad of convicts to take on a high-risk mission – storming a castle full of Nazi officers in occupied France. Critics of the day frowned upon sadism-fueled plot, but the times they were a changin’: By 1993, the halfway point between The Dirty Dozen and Inglourious Basterds, Tom Hanks and Victor Garber were making light of the brutal finale in Sleepless in Seattle. Is it tough enough to win the VFA?

Director: Robert Aldrich

Screenplay by: Kenneth Hyman

Starring: Charles Bronson,Ernest Borgnine,George Kennedy,Jim Brown,John Cassavetes,Lee Marvin,Telly Savalas

Major nominations on original release : Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor (Cassavetes).

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