I must sheepishly confess that I watched it right down to the last awful scene when our hero? In a year of generally insipid commercial cinema, Brass Target manages to be actively disgusting, and just possibly degrading. The ending though is just plain ludicrous and not worthy of the effort to that point. It gets underway with the theft, in the declining days of the Second World War, of an astronomical fortune in Reichsbank gold, not to mention the mass murder of its U. George Kennedy died by an assassin. Thanks for your understanding, and welcome back! This website collects data to provide you with the best possible shopping experience. However, Webber, posing as an American soldier, kills General Patton in a staged traffic accident. The perpetrators are three officers highly placed on Gen.
You can also get an instant mobile notification with our iPhone- or Android app. Sounds to me like someone in Hollywood had something in for either the director, or a cast member. Meanwhile Hough, the most flagrantly conscienceless hack to appear in the past decade Sudden Terror, Treasure Island and above all the loathsome Dirty Mary Crazy Larry , has seized the day. Patton didn't die in a car accident, as history tells us, but at the hands of a paid assassin? He did Patton a little too overblown, but he was hampered by poor lines written for his character. In real life, no professional assassin would have kept the weapon around … much less in his attic! Excerpts and links may be used, provided that full and clear credit is given to Chuck Curry and A Gator in Naples with appropriate and specific direction to the original content. Patton to get away with it? Screenplay: Alvin Boretz, after the novel The Algonquin Project by Frederick Nolan.
. This prompts De Luca to start his own investigation. Too many big stars with too little to do. We've listed a number of streaming and cable services - including rental, purchase, and subscription options - along with the availability of 'Brass Target' on each platform. The story comes from premise that mysterious cabal of behind-the-scenes military officers were responsible for the robbery and intend to keep it unsolved by having Patton assassinated. Army personnel from the 66th Military Intelligence Group who were serving in Munich, West Germany at the time of the filming. Since all passwords are encrypted for your security we weren't able to transfer your password to the new store.
It must have been Hollywood brass with their notorious lack of intelligence and creativity that demanded such a predictable and stereotypical ending. Nolan upon which the film was based. History says that General Patton died in Germany in 1945 following an automobile accident, but Frederick Nolan, who wrote The Algonquin Project, this film's source material, has connected various unsolved mysteries to make a wobbly case for his conspiracy theory. The film suggests it was not an accident but a conspiracy. Soon, however, a professional assassin is on their trail, Patton is killed on the orders of his own staff, and only DeLuca and his lover , who is also involved with the assassin, are left alive for the finale. He does more in this film than many actors in a career.
But before they can do that, they discover Webber is on their trail and also planning to kill Patton. The apps are synchronized with your account at Blu-ray. The couple was married from 1954 until his death in 1989 and had three children together. Herrmann died at 71 in 2014 of brain cancer. Now, before we get into all the details of how you can watch 'Brass Target' right now, here are some specifics about the Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer mystery flick. A versatile, prolific actor with 184 credits over a career spanning seven decades beginning in 1959, Kennedy died at 91 in 2016.
Hough also manages one trick Goldstone never mastered: he makes a multimillion-dollar production look cheapjack. Brass Target takes aim and hits the mark for action-packed suspense. Wilcox, published in 2008 lends credence to the idea. What if General George S. Los Angeles Times 27 Apr 1980: o6.
Grisly fact or engrossing fiction? Patton gets a wind under his sails in looking to solve the gold robbery, but the movie goes on to focus more on Cassavetes and others working on the case, too. Still, even an adequate effort from von Sydow is better than most do in a career. The players: John Cassavetes, Max Von Sydow, Sophia Loren, George Kennedy, Patrick McGoohan, Robert Vaughn, Edward Herrmann, Ed Bishop, Lee Montague. Name a hypothetical offense against history, genre, scenario logic, continuity, characters, performers, or viewers, and Hough commits it—drooling. What a god awful mess! However, he does project a total amount of class amid a bunch of questionable characters.
Actually, it would be World War-weary! Want to know what the movie's about? Brass Target revolves around the actual historical event of Gen. His character was a bit scandalous at the time, since his character was a homosexual. Patton personally supervises the investigation of the theft, assisted by Major Joe DeLuca. It seems the robbers used his plan from one of his wartime operations to steal the gold. And who killed General George S. Grisly fact or engrossing fiction? Herrmann was never leading actor material, but he knew his craft and was as solid a supporting player as you could ever find. Way too much plot that has way too many gaping holes in it.
His first stop is to see his old wartime commander, Colonel Mike McCauley McGoohan , who is now living in a requisitioned German castle. The had not started but relations with the Russians are shown to be already frosty. You may elect not to sit through international claptrap like this film, which doesn't measure up even to. Patton to get away with it? De Luca, however, tracks down the assassin and kills him with his own weapon. And who killed General George S. And who killed General George S.