#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – During World War II a German Colonel is captured by the Americans but before he can be interrogated an artillery barrage hits the camp. However, Ex-Lieutenant Kelly manages to reach the Colonel, get him drunk and learn that he is on a secret mission to ship $16,000,000 of gold to a base in France. Kelly is determined to get the gold and plans for himself and a few of his fellow soldiers to slip into enemy territory and steal the bullion.
Plot: A misfit group of World War II American soldiers goes AWOL to rob a bank behind German lines.
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Under-rated wartime caper.
Clint Eastwood reunites with his Where Eagles Dare director Brian G. Hutton for another improbable but entertaining WWII caper. Kelly’s Heroes has its moments of wartime spectacle and lots of slambang action, but it also has plenty of comedy thrown in. Many critics judged the film quite harshly, groaning about how it is inappropriate for a film to mix jokes and war. But in truth, Kelly’s Heroes never pretends to be a serious wartime account – and the humorous undercurrent helps the film rather than hampering it.
A bunch of American GIs are given a few days away from the battlefront during WWII. However, they are not overly impressed with the quiet, excessively peaceful and “boozeless” village where they’ve been told to relax. One member of the group, Kelly (Eastwood), has learned of a fortune in Nazi gold bullion hidden away in a bank in a German-occupied town some thirty or more miles behind enemy lines. He tells the other guys about it, and they decide to risk their lives to get hold of the hoard. Of course, pulling off a bank robbery is no easy task at the best of times, but when the bank is so far into enemy territory……
Eastwood is suitably laid-back here, but the real stars of the show are Telly Savalas (dynamic and hilarious as Big Joe) and Donald Sutherland (a hippy tank driver so chilled-out he’s happy to eat cheese, drink wine and sunbathe in the middle of a chaotic battle!) The pyrotechnics are well-orchestrated, and Troy Kennedy Martin invests the script with the kind of amusing banter and thrilling set pieces that he gave to The Italian Job a year earlier. Kelly’s Heroes is totally unsubtle and totally removed from reality – but what it lacks in tact it makes up for with spectacular destruction and bags of entertainment.
A great mix of genres
Is it a war movie? Is it a heist movie? It it an adventure? Is it a comedy? Is it a social commentary? Yes. And all in good fun.
Great cast, excellent action sequences, decent level of war realism. It effectively employs a cynical style of insulting humor that was very mainstream back in the 1970s (remember the Dean Martin celebrity roasts?), along with a war movie style that was also common for that decade.
Clint Eastwood is great as the lead, but he’s the straight man to Telly Savalas and Donald Southerland, who are the real gems in this cast. The rest of the supporting cast is an ensemble of generally good character actors from the 1960s and 1970s, and as a group, they turn in a fine performance.
It’s simply a fun movie that should be enjoyed without too critical an eye.
Original Language en
Runtime 2 hr 24 min (144 min)
Genre Adventure, Comedy, War
Director Brian G. Hutton
Writer Troy Kennedy-Martin
Actors Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Don Rickles, Carroll O’Connor
Awards 1 nomination.
Production Company Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Avala Film
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Stereo (35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Cameras and Lenses
Laboratory Metrocolor, USA
Film Length 3,925 m (Sweden, 35 mm), 4,905 m (Sweden, 70 mm)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic) (as Panavision®)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)