History Film / HornetsNest

18th Jan '18 9:30:01 AM Gosicrystal
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* ActionPrologue: The massacre of Reanoto and the botched American landing.

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* ActionPrologue: ActionPrologue:
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The massacre of Reanoto and the botched American landing.



* AdaptationExpansion

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* AttemptedRape

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* %%* AttemptedRape



* BigDamPlot

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* %%* BigDamPlot



* ChildSoldier

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* %%* ChildSoldier



* ColdSniper: Scarpi.

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* %%* ColdSniper: Scarpi.



* DoomedHometown: Reanoto.

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* %%* DoomedHometown: Reanoto.



* UsefulNotes/FascistItaly: The {{Novelization}} has a few Fascist Italian soldiers show up in a few scenes, but they're absent from the film.



* [[HeyYouHaymaker "Hey, You!" Gunshot]]: [[spoiler:Von Hecht kills Taussig this way.]]

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* [[HeyYouHaymaker "Hey, You!" Gunshot]]: HeyYouHaymaker: [[spoiler:Von Hecht kills Taussig this way.]]



* InMediasRes: How the movie begins.

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* %%* InMediasRes: How the movie begins.



* KillTheCutie: Poor [[spoiler:Carlo]].
* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler:Major Taussig]].
* LaserGuidedKarma
* LastNameBasis / NoNameGiven: We never learn Turner's first name.

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* %%* KillTheCutie: Poor [[spoiler:Carlo]].
* %%* KilledMidSentence: [[spoiler:Major Taussig]].
* LaserGuidedKarma
* LastNameBasis / NoNameGiven: We never learn Turner's first name.
%%* LaserGuidedKarma



* NoNameGiven: We never learn Turner's first name.



* {{Novelization}}: A rather pulpy one by Michael Avallone.
* OutOfFocus[=/=]WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Schwalberg. Although seen with von Hecht as his SatelliteCharacter for basically the entire film, up towards the end, he just sort of vanishes. May also overlap with UncertainDoom (see below).
* PayEvilUntoEvil

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* {{Novelization}}: A rather pulpy one by By Michael Avallone.
* OutOfFocus[=/=]WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Schwalberg. Although seen with von Hecht as his SatelliteCharacter for basically the entire film, up towards the end, he just sort of vanishes. May also overlap with UncertainDoom (see below).
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%%* PayEvilUntoEvil



* ThePoliticalOfficer: Gunther.

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* %%* ThePoliticalOfficer: Gunther.



* RapeAsDrama: Aldo and some of the older boys try to force themselves on Bianca when she won't treat Turner because he's an enemy soldier. [[spoiler: Turner saves her, but later it's very strongly implied he rapes her himself. The scene cuts away, though.]]
** It's worth noting that in Michael Avallone's {{Novelization}} [[spoiler:the sex is consensual, albeit a bit rough, of the SlapSlapKiss variety]]
* RapeDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:When Turner forces himself on Bianca, it cuts away]].
* RatedMForManly

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* RapeAsDrama: Aldo and some of the older boys try to force themselves on Bianca when she won't treat Turner because he's an enemy soldier. [[spoiler: Turner saves her, but later it's very strongly implied he rapes her himself. The scene cuts away, though.]]
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]] It's worth noting that in Michael Avallone's {{Novelization}} [[spoiler:the sex is consensual, albeit a bit rough, of the SlapSlapKiss variety]]
* RapeDiscretionShot: [[spoiler:When Turner When [[spoiler:Turner]] forces himself on Bianca, [[spoiler:Bianca]], it cuts away]].
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away.
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RatedMForManly



* RefugeInAudacity: The scene where one of the kids distracts a German soldier by walking up to the guy and taking a piss in front of him.
** The kids later distract the Germans at the dam by skinny dipping in the reservoir.

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* RefugeInAudacity: The scene where one of the kids distracts a German soldier by walking up to the guy and taking a piss in front of him.
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him. The kids later distract the Germans at the dam by skinny dipping in the reservoir.



* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized

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* %%* TheRevolutionWillNotBeCivilized



* SmokingIsCool

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* %%* SmokingIsCool



* StuffBlowingUp

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* %%* StuffBlowingUp



* UnscrupulousHero: Turner, who unhesitatingly arms children and trains them to kill and even [[spoiler:commits rape at one point]]. He comes dangerously close to being a NominalHero. However, his intentions are good, and he has enough PetTheDog moments and a good enough HeelRealization scene to avoid being completely nasty.

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* UnscrupulousHero: UnscrupulousHero:
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Turner, who unhesitatingly arms children and trains them to kill and even [[spoiler:commits rape at one point]]. He comes dangerously close to being a NominalHero. However, his intentions are good, and he has enough PetTheDog moments and a good enough HeelRealization scene to avoid being completely nasty.



* WarIsHell

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%%* WarIsHell
* WarIsHellWhatHappenedToTheMouse: Schwalberg. Although seen with von Hecht as his SatelliteCharacter for basically the entire film, up towards the end, he just sort of vanishes. May also overlap with UncertainDoom.



* WouldNotShootACivilian: Von Hecht doesn't kill civilians and dislikes the murderous SS. However, he considers Partisans fair game and isn't above using the threat of being turned over to the SS to entice Italian civilians not to harbor or aid them.

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* WouldNotShootACivilian: WouldNotShootACivilian:
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Von Hecht doesn't kill civilians and dislikes the murderous SS. However, he considers Partisans fair game and isn't above using the threat of being turned over to the SS to entice Italian civilians not to harbor or aid them.
13th Aug '17 10:36:29 PM Gregzilla
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* EgomaniacHunter[=/=]TheHunter: Von Hecht. He sees the lone American commando running around as a challenge he ''must'' accept.

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* EgomaniacHunter[=/=]TheHunter: EgomaniacHunter: Von Hecht. He sees the lone American commando running around as a challenge he ''must'' accept.
26th Oct '16 10:09:35 AM Kooshmeister
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* OutOfFocus[=/=]WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Schwalberg. Although seen with von Hecht as his SatelliteCharacter for basically the entire film, up towards the end, he just sort of vanishes.

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* OutOfFocus[=/=]WhatHappenedToTheMouse: Schwalberg. Although seen with von Hecht as his SatelliteCharacter for basically the entire film, up towards the end, he just sort of vanishes. May also overlap with UncertainDoom (see below).


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* UncertainDoom: The Germans on the dam, particularly Schwalberg and Captain Kreuger. Even the {{Novelization}} doesn't explicitly mention what happens to them when it blows up.
18th Jul '16 11:15:53 AM Kooshmeister
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* AntiVillain: Captain von Hecht is mostly a Type I. A ruthless but honorable German officer unhappily serving an evil regime (some shades of Type II).

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* AntiVillain: Captain von Hecht is mostly a Type I. A ruthless but honorable German officer unhappily serving an evil regime (some shades of Type II). May overlap with NobleDemon as a result.
22nd Nov '15 9:24:12 PM Kooshmeister
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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Hermann and Ehrlich, who are never seen apart.
22nd Nov '15 9:23:14 PM Kooshmeister
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* ThoseTwoBadGuys: Hermann and Ehrlich, who are never seen apart.
22nd Nov '15 9:18:24 PM Kooshmeister
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* FreeRangeChildren

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* FreeRangeChildrenFreeRangeChildren: Justified by the fact their parents, and indeed every adult in their village, got massacred.
3rd May '15 11:54:26 AM MarkLungo
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* EgomaniacHunter / TheHunter: Von Hecht. He sees the lone American commando running around as a challenge he ''must'' accept.

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* EgomaniacHunter / TheHunter: EgomaniacHunter[=/=]TheHunter: Von Hecht. He sees the lone American commando running around as a challenge he ''must'' accept.
29th Apr '15 12:54:53 AM Kooshmeister
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It's UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. In the [[UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} Italian]] village of [[DoomedHometown Reanoto]], the [[ThoseWackyNazis SS]], under the command of the cruel Major Taussig (Jacques Sernas), massacres the entire adult population while a group of children look on from nearby. Not long afterward, a group of American soldiers led by [[TheStoic the stoic]] Captain [[AntiHero Turner]] (Rock Hudson) are to parachute in for a top-secret commando mission, but are waylaid by German forces led by the stern, no-nonsense Captain [[TheVonTropeFamily von Hecht]] (Sergio Fantoni). Only Turner survives, and barely. He's found by the kids from Reanoto, who are led by the borderline psychotic Aldo (Mark Colleano).

The kids nurse Turner back to health aided by a [[HospitalHottie beautiful]] captive German doctor named Bianca (Sylva Koscina). In return for Turner teaching the kids how to load and fire machine guns, Aldo and the gang will help Turner complete his original mission, filling in for his dead team and [[BigDamPlot blowing up the supposedly impregnable Della Norte Dam]]. Turner clashes with Bianca over what is best for the boys, whilst Aldo begins disliking the American taking over leadership from him, and, in the meantime, von Hecht is hunting for Turner, whom he knows is alive.

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It's UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. In the [[UsefulNotes/{{Italy}} Italian]] village of [[DoomedHometown Reanoto]], the [[ThoseWackyNazis SS]], under the command of the cruel Major Taussig (Jacques Sernas), Taussig, massacres the entire adult population while a group of children look on from nearby. Not long afterward, a group of American soldiers led by [[TheStoic the stoic]] Captain [[AntiHero Turner]] (Rock Hudson) are to parachute in for a top-secret commando mission, but are waylaid by German forces led by the stern, no-nonsense Captain [[TheVonTropeFamily von Hecht]] (Sergio Fantoni).Hecht]]. Only Turner survives, and barely. He's found by the kids from Reanoto, who are led by the borderline psychotic Aldo (Mark Colleano).

Aldo.

The kids nurse Turner back to health aided by a [[HospitalHottie beautiful]] captive German doctor named Bianca (Sylva Koscina).Bianca. In return for Turner teaching the kids how to load and fire machine guns, Aldo and the gang will help Turner complete his original mission, filling in for his dead team and [[BigDamPlot blowing up the supposedly impregnable Della Norte Dam]]. Turner clashes with Bianca over what is best for the boys, whilst Aldo begins disliking the American taking over leadership from him, and, in the meantime, von Hecht is hunting for Turner, whom he knows is alive.
27th Nov '14 6:39:03 AM Kooshmeister
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* TheVoiceless: A few, particularly Dino's little sister Maria, who never speaks. It's possible it's due to the trauma of witnessing their parents gunned down. Meanwhile we also have German soldier Hermann, who also never actually talks.
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