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* DeathByMaterialism: Charlie is lucky to escape this as he insists on staying behind to get the plate with the place about to blow up.



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* ActionGirl: Even the prostitutes take up arms during the uprising.


* HumanShield: During the uprising in the village, the SS officer Major Volkmann [[KickTheDog seizes a young Greek boy as cover]], only to have him saved by Major Hecht.

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* HumanShield: During the uprising in the village, the SS officer Major Volkmann [[KickTheDog seizes a young Greek boy as cover]], only to have him [[PetTheDog saved by Major Hecht.Hecht]].

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* FiringSquad: LaResistance do a BigDamnHeroes when the Germans are about to shoot civilian hostages.

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* StupidJetpackHitler: A secret Nazi missile base guarded by FacelessGoons. Not that the Nazis didn't have V2's or even underground factories for assembling them, but [[RuleOfCool never the setup seen here.]]


* WorthlessTreasureTwist: Zeno, the head of the Greek Resistance, convinces the escaped POW's to loot a mountaintop monastery of gold plates worth $2 million. [[spoiler:Instead they find the Germans have converted the monastery into a V2 missile silo, and the only plates they find are a crate of cheap metal ones with Hitler's face on them. At the end it's revealed that Zeno had the gold plates stashed at his headquarters (the local whorehouse) the entire time -- he just wanted their help in blowing up the German base.]]

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* WorthlessTreasureTwist: Zeno, the head of the Greek Resistance, convinces the escaped POW's to loot a mountaintop monastery of gold plates worth $2 million. [[spoiler:Instead they find the Germans have converted the monastery into a V2 missile silo, and the only plates they find are a crate of cheap metal ones with Hitler's face on them. At the end it's revealed that Zeno had the gold plates [[ItWasWithYouAllAlong stashed at his headquarters (the local whorehouse) the entire time time]] -- he just wanted their help in blowing up the German base.]]


* CrazyJealousGuy: Zino assassinates a German officer largely because he's the favourite client of Zino's prostitute girlfriend.

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* CrazyJealousGuy: Zino Zeno assassinates a German officer largely because he's the favourite client of Zino's Zeno's prostitute girlfriend.


* FacelessGoons: The V2 rocket technicians' faces are hidden behind reflective visors.

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* FacelessGoons: The V2 rocket technicians' faces are hidden behind reflective visors.missile launching crew have all black uniforms with silver reflecting facemasks. It doesn't resemble any WWII uniform, but makes them look suitably spooky.


A British adventure film from 1979, starring Creator/RogerMoore, Telly Savalas, Creator/DavidNiven and Elliott Gould.

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A British adventure film from 1979, starring Creator/RogerMoore, Telly Savalas, Creator/TellySavalas, Creator/DavidNiven and Elliott Gould.


* PunchClockVillain: SS Major Volkmann, to a disturbing extent. He and his adjutant casually talk about killing a Greek prostitute ''in front of her'', saying that it should show the locals that Volkmann means business without upsetting them too much.

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* PunchClockVillain: SS Major Volkmann, to a disturbing extent. He and his adjutant casually talk about killing a Greek prostitute ''in front of her'', saying that it should show the locals that Volkmann means business without upsetting them too much. Hecht, however, is a more straight-forward example before his HeelFaceTurn.


The film takes place during the Greek side of the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII circa 1944, in one island under the Nazi influence. Local members of the Greek Resistance conspire with the prisoners of a POW camp to take it over and cause an uprising against the invaders. The it is off to a monastery on top of a mountain to claim its riches.

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The film takes place during the Greek side of the UsefulNotes/WorldWarII circa 1944, in one island under the Nazi influence. Local members of the Greek Resistance conspire with the prisoners of a POW camp to take it over and cause an uprising against the invaders. The Then it is off to a monastery on top of a mountain to claim its riches.


* SelfDestructMechanism: Captain Lantz sets the place to destroy itself after all seems lost.

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* SelfDestructMechanism: Captain Lantz sets the place missile site at Mt. Athena to destroy itself after all seems lost.


* SelfDestructMechanism: The Commandant of the monastery base sets the place to destroy itself after all seems lost.

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* SelfDestructMechanism: The Commandant of the monastery base Captain Lantz sets the place to destroy itself after all seems lost.lost.
* ThoseWackyNazis: The main antagonists of the film, although Volkmann and his SS bully boys are the only ones depicted as irredeemably evil.


A British adventure film from 1979, starring Creator/RogerMoore, Telly Savalas, David Niven and Elliott Gould.

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A British adventure film from 1979, starring Creator/RogerMoore, Telly Savalas, David Niven Creator/DavidNiven and Elliott Gould.

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