Demchuk makes his way to the locomotive and seizes control of the train. The Germans Actually, Bulgarian soldiers, wearing Bulgarian uniforms and speaking Bulgarian language , in an attempt to block the train, move a tanker car in its path, causing Demchuk to bring the train to a screeching halt. The group is also notified that Flamands and his wife Julia have been taken to a Wagner recital at a villa as guests of a German general. Echevarria is wounded in the shoulder and Wilson and Porter are killed while clearing out the train. Meanwhile, aboard the train, General Richter addresses his 12 men. Nathanson , being scripted by Nunnally Johnson and Lukas Heller.
His expertise regarding trains is vital to the mission. While heading through the train cars to get to Richter's 12, Hamilton is wounded in the leg. Marie informs Major Wright that the scientists' families have been brought to the monastery, thus complicating the rescue portion of the mission. The prisoners are oddballs , rag-tag and undisciplined gang a large cast formed by Randall Tex Cobb , Gary Graham , Bo Svenson , Tom Mathews and the brothers James Van Patten and Vincent Van Patten , under command a sergeant Vince Edwards. Major Wright sends this truck on a back road while sending two decoy trucks driven by Martinez, Ballews and the Webber brothers on the main roads. Chaos follows as Nazi officers bundle Hitler into a car and escape, while the soldiers attack the Dozen, who, rather than flee, recklessly attack the train, believing it to indeed contain treasure.
Reisman vows to kill Perkins himself at first. He and other generals are worried that if Dietrich assassinates Hitler, capable Nazi commanders will continue the war beyond 1945. Meanwhile, in France, Colonel Krieger captures French Resistance leader Paul Verlaine and his British contact, who had parachuted in with news of the forthcoming mission. It features an all-new 'dirty dozen,' this time under the leadership of Major Wright , playing a different role than in the 1967 film. Lee Marvin died in 1987.
The plot concerns Major Wright and his convict commando squad attempting to stop 12 top Nazis, who are trying to organize a. The scientists and their families are boarded into a truck and head to the spot where a British plane is to pick everyone up. During the chase, Wright attempts to murder Reisman but instead is shot and killed by Sixkiller. They escape in the plane Hitler arrived in. The green and red are switched.
This moving film packs frantic thrills, perilous adventures , relentless feats , and buck-loads of explosive action and violence. Back on the trail, the 'dirty dozen' and the partisans disguise themselves as Macedonian Orthodox mourners transporting a coffin carrying Hamilton to cross through a checkpoint. Along with Wright and Valentine, Perkins is one of the main troublemakers in the dozen. The two films featured Ernest Borgnine and Telly Savalas. It is here that Stern and Lieutenant Campbell share a tender moment and kiss. Wright reprieves a bunch of Death Row inmates, forges them into a two-fisted fighting unit and leads them on a deadly assignment into Nazi territory, but there is a traitor in the team.
When they arrive in France are helped by the resistance fighters Emmanuel. One of them, Kranz, reveals that Hitler has given him a letter that names Richter as Hitler's successor and leader of the Fourth Reich. Cast Cast overview, first billed only:. Later on, while the group is resting in the woods at night, Major Wright reveals the new attack point - east of. At the end they must participate in the suicidal mission behind the enemy lines , to wipe the French monastery by means of an assault over a strong position located on the North of France.
A German guard checks the coffin and is met by machine gun fire from Hamilton and a battle ensues, with the group successfully destroying the checkpoint with only one casualty, Munoz. Now in Sofia, and dressed as civilians, Major Wright, Demchuk, Yelena and one of her men kill the Bulgarian soldier and an officer, who guards at a major bridge checkpoint. The last member of the dozen to jump is Hoffman, however, his chute never opens and he 'bounces. A suspicious Krieger orders increased security at the monastery. Reisman considers the idea of stopping Dietrich ludicrous, but Worden leaves him little choice, threatening to send him right back to trial if he does not cooperate. The original movie was produced by Robert Aldrich.
There is mild strife when, during a German , convict Louis Valentine attempts to escape. Major Wright is able to defuse the tenuous situation and the 'dirty dozen' and the Resistance fighters band together. After being confronted, the major shoots the sergeant and the gunfire starts the attack proper. Dregors contemplates disobeying orders and shooting Hitler instead of Dietrich. On a side note that has nothing to do with the films, I found it an annoyance that all three sequels have differences in the titles. Rosen, Sentenced to 20 years hard labour, departs the group early and is returned to prison after complaining about the training conditions. Lee Marvin opting out of these last two entries perhaps by his death was replaced by Telly Savalas, an actor returning from the original Dirty Dozen but not playing the same character due to obvious reasons for people who have seen it.