After Krieger has the two men executed, Pierre Claudel, a scientist at the monastery loyal to Vichy and the Nazis, identifies Verlaine as the man who has been seen at the monastery conversing with lead scientist, George Flamands. Seeing and expecting the road block, Major Wright orders everyone but Richter's 12 off the train as the Germans, led by Richter, open fire. Both General Worden and particularly the Colonel want to abort the mission, but Major Wright talks them out of it, saying down the line he'll figure out who the traitor is and get rid of him. German patrols stop the two decoy trucks and destroy them, both the Webber Brothers, Martinez and Ballews are all killed. The choice of who goes back to prison is made easy when Hallet panics during a training exercise at the live ammunition course and is accidentally killed.
He passes out before giving them any information. The group is also notified that Flamands and his wife Julia have been taken to a Wagner recital at a villa as guests of a German general. Synopsis Telly Savalas assumes the role of the leader of the Dirty Dozen from Lee Marvin. Besides Major Wright and Sergeant Holt, the surviving members of the 'dirty dozen' include Joe Stern, Eric 'Swede' Wallan, Ernesto 'Pops' Ferucci and Francis Kelly, who earn their freedom. Major Wright is skeptical at first and tells her of the danger, but he ultimately accepts, making Campbell the first female member of the 'dirty dozen.
A suspicious Krieger orders increased security at the monastery. Rough Telly Savallas is good as leader of the motley pack together thwart the Nazi schemes, as well as the largely secondary cast with special mention to Randall Tex Cobb. Die Nazis betreiben in einem Kloster im besetzten Frankreich eine Giftgasproduktion für ein todbringendes Nervengas. Realizing that they cannot allow Ludwig to be captured alive, the commandos spring into action. Savalas reprieves a bunch of ¨Death Row¨ inmates , forges them into a two-fisted fighting unit and leads them on a deadly assignment into Nazi France. When the dozen completes this successfully, Major Wright knows they are ready, and rewards them with a final night of drunken debauchery and female companionship.
Major Wright is ordered to recruit 12 men from Forbes Road Military Prison for a suicide mission aimed at preventing the train from reaching its destination and killing Richter's selected 12 Nazis. The green and red are switched. In this movie he and the Dozen are suppose to destroy a nerve gas manufacturing plant before the Germans can make enough to use against the Allies. It is here that Stern and Lieutenant Campbell share a tender moment and kiss. The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission 1987 The Dirty Dozen: The Deadly Mission is the third film in.
Like his friend, possesses great hand-to-hand combat ability. Ludwig is shot by the patrol, as Major Wright and his commandos arrive and kill them. Major Wright decides to take everyone with them, and that he and Stern must head to the villa to rescue the Flamands. Having lost his European 'expert,' Campbell volunteers her services to Major Wright, as she had spent her formative years in Europe while her father served as a diplomat and possesses extensive knowledge of various European languages and customs, including Yugoslavia. The train and tanker , now just carrying Richter's 12 plows through the German road block creating a chain reaction of explosions that destroys the German unit stationed there, General Richter, and the 12 men in car 2420. Major Wright and Yelena secure the rear, completing total control of the train. Savalas would also return for the fourth and final film.
A 13th member, Hallet , is recruited, but only 12 are to go on the mission. The last member of the dozen to jump is Hoffman, however, his chute never opens and he 'bounces. Marie informs Major Wright that the scientists' families have been brought to the monastery, thus complicating the rescue portion of the mission. There are enough bangs, secret phrases, cheerful marching music, character conflicts and tension to be entertained within its quick moving time frame. A German officer killed by Wright is also shown holding a Luger as his body falls out of the closet. The prisoners are oddballs , rag-tag and undisciplined gang a large cast formed by Randall Tex Cobb , Gary Graham , Bo Svenson , Tom Mathews and the brothers James Van Patten and Vincent Van Patten , under command a sergeant Vince Edwards. Army Headquarters by General Worden , and is informed that the Germans appear to have the capability to send long-range missiles filled with deadly nerve gas to America.
No more Lee Marvin, instead we have Telly Savalas barking the orders. The major reveals that he believes there is a traitor in the 'dirty dozen' who is feeding information to the Germans. The first one includes the classic 1967 film The Dirty Dozen with it's 1985 made for television sequel Dirty Dozen: The Next Mission. This movie is worth a look. Before making his selections at Forbes Road, Major Wright is joined by General Worden, who reveals that General Richter's 12 men will be riding in Orient Express train car 2420, which explains Captain Ludwig's words. Major Wright sends this truck on a back road while sending two decoy trucks driven by Martinez, Ballews and the Webber brothers on the main roads.
From here, the dozen travel down the river, eventually making their way to a Resistance farmhouse, where the men are allowed to rest, while Major Wright and Fontenac go to the monastery dressed as monks to meet with Flamands and inform him of their plans. . After being confronted, the major shoots the sergeant and the gunfire starts the attack proper. Echevarria is wounded in the shoulder and Wilson and Porter are killed while clearing out the train. Afterwards, the dozen are supposed to view a film on Nazi-occupied Yugoslavia, however, that film was switched with a blue film.