History Film / KellysHeroes

23rd Mar '18 5:35:10 AM AmuckCricetine
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''Kelly's Heroes'' is a 1970 comedy/war movie made by MGM. It stars Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/TellySavalas, Telly Savalas, Creator/DonRickles, Creator/DonaldSutherland, and Carroll O'Connor.

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''Kelly's Heroes'' is a 1970 comedy/war movie made by MGM. Creator/{{MGM}}. It stars Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/TellySavalas, Telly Savalas, Creator/DonRickles, Creator/DonaldSutherland, and Carroll O'Connor.
17th Mar '18 5:10:13 AM jormis29
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''Kelly's Heroes'' is a 1970 comedy/war movie made by MGM. It stars Creator/ClintEastwood, Telly Savalas, Creator/DonRickles, Creator/DonaldSutherland, and Carroll O'Connor.

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''Kelly's Heroes'' is a 1970 comedy/war movie made by MGM. It stars Creator/ClintEastwood, Creator/TellySavalas, Telly Savalas, Creator/DonRickles, Creator/DonaldSutherland, and Carroll O'Connor.
1st Mar '18 12:00:26 PM ChaoticNovelist
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* CrimefightingWithCash: [[spoiler: Rather than fight the final Tiger, the protagonists bribe the commander with a cut of the profits instead.]]

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* CrimefightingWithCash: [[spoiler: Rather than fight the final Tiger, the protagonists Kelly and Co. bribe the commander with a cut of the profits instead.]]



** The German MP at the beginning does one upon passing Kelly's Jeep the second time.

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** The German MP at the beginning does one upon passing Kelly's Jeep the second time. Cue trouble.



* FailedASpotCheck: The German infantry and MP in the [[ColdOpen cold opening]] failing to notice the American jeep in which three of the four occupants are uniformed American soldiers. The MP does eventually see through the [[RefugeInAudacity camouflage in audacity]] kicking off the opening sequence.

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* FailedASpotCheck: The German infantry and MP in the [[ColdOpen cold opening]] failing to notice the American jeep in which three of the four occupants are uniformed American soldiers. The MP does eventually see through the [[RefugeInAudacity camouflage in audacity]] audacity]], kicking off the opening sequence.



* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: Watch the general's right hand as he's berating his officers.

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* IJustShotMarvinInTheFace: Watch the general's right hand as he's berating his officers. He's lucky to still ''have'' officers after waving a gun like that.



* NotSoDifferent: When trying to talk down the German tank commander, our heroes point out that they're all soldiers being told to die for no reason they can understand.

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* NotSoDifferent: When trying to talk down the German tank commander, our Kelly's heroes point out that they're all soldiers being told to die for no reason they can understand.



* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler:Mitchell's death in the minefield.]]
* PunchClockHero: Guess who? Kelly and co. actually liberate a French town from the Nazis, and the town is jubilant. Of course, they were really just after the gold the Nazis stored in the town's bank.

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* PrettyLittleHeadshots: [[spoiler:Mitchell's death in the minefield.minefield leaves remarkably little gore.]]
* PunchClockHero: Guess who? Kelly and co. actually liberate a French town from the Nazis, and the town is jubilant. Of course, they were really just after the gold the Nazis stored in the town's bank.



* RedShirtArmy: Well, "Redshirt Platoon. Oddball has three tanks under his command, including his own. The other two are knocked out during the bridge battle towards the end and Oddball does not bat an eyelid.

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* RedShirtArmy: Well, "Redshirt Platoon.Platoon". Oddball has three tanks under his command, including his own. The other two are knocked out during the bridge battle towards the end and Oddball does not bat an eyelid.



** Kelly's jeep in the middle of a German column was initially missed by the German MP in the opening because it never occurred to the MP that ''American soldiers'' would have a ''jeep'' in a German column.

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** Kelly's jeep in the middle of a German column was initially missed by the German MP in the opening because it never occurred to the MP that ''American ''uniformed American soldiers'' would have a ''jeep'' in a German column.



* SergeantRock: Big Joe, who is the ''de facto'' platoon leader since Maitland is severely incompetent.

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* SergeantRock: Big Joe, who is the ''de facto'' platoon leader since he's has the rough manner for it and Maitland is severely incompetent.
13th Nov '17 7:04:22 PM PanzerLeopard
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*** Aside from a prototype or two, Shermans constructed during WW2 never used the standard "small" turret for the 76mm cannon, but instead used the T23 turret. However, some small-turret Shermans *were* built with the 76mm, post-war, and purely for export, as seen in the film.

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*** Aside ***Aside from a prototype or two, Shermans constructed during WW2 World War 2 never used the standard "small" turret for the 76mm cannon, but instead used the T23 turret. However, some small-turret Shermans *were* built with the 76mm, post-war, and purely for export, as seen in the film.
13th Nov '17 7:03:57 PM PanzerLeopard
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***Aside from a prototype or two, Shermans constructed during WW2 never used the standard "small" turret for the 76mm cannon, but instead used the T23 turret. However, some small-turret Shermans *were* built with the 76mm, post-war, and purely for export, as seen in the film.
7th Oct '17 4:41:17 PM Bissek
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* LittleHeroBigWar: This film is less a war film and more a bank heist movie set during a war and carried out by soldiers.

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* LittleHeroBigWar: This film is less a war film and more a bank heist movie set during a war and carried out by soldiers. They do end up pushing back the German lines by 30 miles and liberate a French town from the Nazis, but that's sort of an incidental byproduct of the heist rather than something they're doing to help win the war.
1st Jul '17 6:28:44 PM JamesAustin
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->"Woof woof woof! That's my ''other'' dog imitation."
-->--'''Oddball'''

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->"Woof ->''"Woof woof woof! That's my ''other'' dog imitation."
-->--'''Oddball'''
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-->-- '''Oddball'''
25th Jun '17 11:08:36 AM nombretomado
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It's about a squad of American soldiers in WorldWarTwo France who learn about a secret stash of [[NaziGold German gold]] in a bank deep behind enemy lines. Unappreciated by their [[TheNeidermeyer clueless, profiteering captain]] and continually denied any chance at decent R&R, they are ripe for the promise of heroic adventure and enthusiastically embark on their new, unauthorized mission. With the help of tank commander Oddball and his squad of misfits, an incompetent artillery officer, a greedy supply officer, a marching band, and a grave digger battalion, they stand to make a fortune.

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It's about a squad of American soldiers in WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII France who learn about a secret stash of [[NaziGold German gold]] in a bank deep behind enemy lines. Unappreciated by their [[TheNeidermeyer clueless, profiteering captain]] and continually denied any chance at decent R&R, they are ripe for the promise of heroic adventure and enthusiastically embark on their new, unauthorized mission. With the help of tank commander Oddball and his squad of misfits, an incompetent artillery officer, a greedy supply officer, a marching band, and a grave digger battalion, they stand to make a fortune.



* TheCaper: Robbing a German-held bank in WorldWarTwo France of 16 million dollars worth of gold.

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* TheCaper: Robbing a German-held bank in WorldWarTwo UsefulNotes/WorldWarII France of 16 million dollars worth of gold.



* DuringTheWar: The film is set shortly after the Allied invasion of Europe in WorldWarTwo. Big Joe complains about Mulligan dropping mortars on them "since Normandy".

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* DuringTheWar: The film is set shortly after the Allied invasion of Europe in WorldWarTwo.UsefulNotes/WorldWarII. Big Joe complains about Mulligan dropping mortars on them "since Normandy".



* NewAgeRetroHippie: Oddball... in WorldWarTwo; justified that they were classified as "Proto-Beatniks", precursors to the 60's hippies movement.

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* NewAgeRetroHippie: Oddball... in WorldWarTwo; UsefulNotes/WorldWarII; justified that they were classified as "Proto-Beatniks", precursors to the 60's hippies movement.
8th May '17 8:12:39 PM Killerweinerdog
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* PowerWalk: Kelly, Big Joe, and Oddball approaching the German tank, in its pure and classic Western-showdown form, despite taking place in a narrow cobblestone street in a town in France. See also ActorAllusion.

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* PowerWalk: Kelly, Big Joe, and Oddball approaching the German tank, in its pure and classic Western-showdown form, despite taking place in a narrow cobblestone street in a town in France.France, complete with Oddball twitching his hand like he is about to quick-draw. See also ActorAllusion.
7th May '17 7:33:33 AM althesmith
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** The movie begins and ends with "Burning Bridges", a song whose protagonist laments all the wasted chances he had in his youth and regrets his earlier extreme arrogance.

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** The movie begins and ends with "Burning Bridges", a song whose protagonist laments all the wasted chances he had in his youth and regrets his earlier extreme arrogance. Except "Burning Bridges" is very appropriate when you consider that these guys, even if they end up rich, are never going to see their homes again. Deserting an army in wartime tends to carry- penalties.
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