Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.
Oberst Steiner, a German parachute unit commander, is sent to England on a covert mission to kidnap Prime Minister Winston Churchill and bring him to Berlin. The seemingly impossible assignment becomes more and more feasible as the mission grows nearer with Steiner and his men arriving in England to a very real possibility of success.Written by
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The film takes place from September to November 1943. See more »
When the Colonel (Hagman) goes to Gray's house, just before he kicks the door open, the latch lifts up (presumably by someone inside), to make it easier to kick open. See more »
[WWII News Story]
September 12, 1943, German paratroopers snatched Mussolini from his mountaintop prison in Italy.
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The new Artisan region 1 DVD has some of the above scenes re-instated. Unfortunately the first three scenes listed are still absent, making the BBC broadcast version (shorn of a few secs.of violence) still the definitive choice. See more »
This is an exceptional war movie about a supposed plot by the Nazis to kidnap Churchill. Michael Caine is a German officer who speaks perfect English and leads a team of paratroopers who are disguised as Poles. The cover story is that they are a Free Polish regiment on maneuvers in Britain. At the same time, IRA leader Donald Sutherland helps lay the groundwork for their arrival.
The story is very complex and the acting is first-rate. Provided you don't think too much, this is a highly entertaining film. Sure, the Nazis didn't attempt such a mission, but I enjoyed this alternative history movie.
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