Thursday, June 5, 2014

Flick Pick: The Dirty Dozen

The Dirty Dozen
(MGM, 1967)

The fictional story of a ridiculous idea for a mission the night before D-Day (hence its appearance today), with a cast containing a notable number of actual WWII veterans. Derided at the time for its violence, by today's standards it appears tame. It nevertheless was a giant box-office hit then, and a perennial TV movie and fan favorite now. Included among the Dozen is a relatively young Donald Sutherland, in one of his first bigger roles on the way to a 50-year career.


Weetabix said...

The male equivalent of a chick flick. I cried when Jim Brown died.

Aesop said...

So did the Cleveland Browns.
His movie career cost them their star running back forever.