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The Dirty Dozen is a 1967 American war film directed by Robert Aldrich, released by MGM, starring Lee Marvin, Ernest Borgnine and Charles Bronson.

Plot[]

During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.

Relation with Inglourious Basterds[]

  • In both films, an OSS sanctioned operation is underway to kill high ranking members of the Third Reich.
  • The scene with the Basterds in the British garrison yard is a homage to The Dirty Dozen's opening scene.
  • There is at least one crazy soldier who goes on a rampage during an important mission.
  • The film was controversial when it was released, as it depicted Allied soldiers as no different than Nazis.

Trivia[]

  • Michael Madsen was originally announced to star in Inglourious Basterds (2009) as a character named "Babe Buchinsky". This character was named for Charles Buchinsky, better known by his stage name Charles Bronson who starred in "The Dirty Dozen" as Joseph Wladislaw.

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