Recently demoted Lieutenant Kelly (Clint Eastwood) stumbles on a German Colonel during an enemy assault. On getting him drunk, he discovers the ultimate jackpot: a cache of 14,000 crates of gold bars 20 miles behind enemy lines. Taking advantage of his three day leave, Kelly recruits a platoon of misfits to commit the perfect crime: sneak into enemy territory, and claim the booty for themselves before anyone is the wiser. Mishaps abound as the scamming men encounter armed resistance, and are mistaken for bold, All-American heroes.
An irreverently wry comedy, including Donald Sutherland as hippie tank commander Oddball, Telly Savalas as skeptical staff-sergeant Big Joe.
- Date: Fri, 5th Jul 2013
- Year: 1970
- Director: Brian G. Hutton
- Running time: 144