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Plot: Oberst Steiner, a German parachute unit commander, is sent to England on a covert mission to kidnap Prime Minister Winston Churchill and bring him to Berlin. The seemingly impossible assignment becomes more and more feasible as the mission grows nearer with Steiner and his men arriving in England to a very real possibility of success. Runtime: 135 mins Release Date: 24 Dec 1976
Yes i cannot believe some of the negative comments I am reading here.This is one of the best films ever made, period.It fully captures the look and feel of 1940s wartime Britain, and has excellent locations, it is filmed in one of the most picturesque areas of the UK, I believe Herfordshire, and has plenty of local colour and humour.It is also very exciting, with a powerful score by Lalo Schifrin.It has a very fine cast too, all of whom give wonderful performances.The action scenes are not cheap looking at all like one commentator below wrote, they are sweeping and thrilling, with authentic <more>
attention to detail.The humour provided by Larry Hagman is a welcome relief from the intensity of the mission being portrayed and makes his bloody death scene where he gets shot through the helmet by Jean Marsh even more shocking.He is also plausible as a an early day George Bush.And the film also highlights one of the lesser known aspects of WW2 I don't think any other film has: the occupation of the Channel Islands by the Nazis! Watch it now!! I love this film!
Most complex and well played "war movie" ever (by jonas-hansen-2)
This is my favorite "war movie" of all times. I've seen it about 10 times, and it still pulls off to amaze me. The clover of Caine, Duvall and Sutherland is sublime. And the plot is as well intelligent as it is very very well-written. As it is a bit old, some scenes seems long, but again the action is so nice that you quickly forgets about the slow tempo.The characters are brilliant and especially Sutherland keeps amazing me, i practically hated this guy before this movie.Not much to say, watch this movie and enjoy three gentlemen play Nazis.But again- a shame they don't get <more>
John Sturges' last film "The Eagle Has Landed" came out about the same time as Sam Peckinpah's "Cross of Iron" and Andrew V. McLaglen's "Breakthrough," and all three concerned so-called 'good' German soldiers, not the heartless Nazis. Of course, 'good' German soldiers had been around as early as Marlon Brando in "The Young Lions," but that was at the tail end of the 1950s. These World War II movies belonged to the post-Vietnam era and most of them were international productions. "The Eagle Has Landed" is an <more>
engrossing espionage actioneer that takes place in 1943 when Adolph Hitler decides to dispatch an elite group of German commandos to England to capture his greatest enemy Winston Churchill after a previous band of intrepid Germans rescued Benito Mussolini from his captors. The thing that sets "The Eagle Has Landed" apart from most World War II thrillers is that the Germans ordered on the raid are good guy Germans. Early in the action, Oberst Steiner Michael Caine and his men interfere when the Gestapo are rounding up Jews for extermination in the concentration camp. Specifically, Steiner and his men try to help a young Jewish woman escape. They manage to put her on a train during a stand-off between Steiner's men and the Nazis. However, a Nazi sharp-shooter kills the girl, and the Gestapo pour into the railway station and surround our heroes. Steiner and his men are reprimanded and sent to France to ride torpedoes into Allied shipping.Meanwhile, Colonel Max Radl Robert Duvall of "The Godfather" is a wounded German officer who is ordered to present a feasibility study about how to either capture or kill Churchill. He discovers that Steiner speaks English fluently and that a double agent, Miss Joanna Grey Jean Marsh ,knows when Churchill will be vulnerable for kidnapping. Eventually, Steiner takes command of the remaining sixteen men in his command, and they bail out over the English coast and rendezvous with a double-agent working in the village where Churchill plans to spend a quiet weekend. As Liam Devlin, Donald Sutherland of "The Dirty Dozen" plays a sarcastic IRA gunman who poses as a marsh warden to help Steiner. Devlin finds himself in trouble with one of the town locals when he takes up with Molly Prior Jenny Agutter of "Logan's Run" who reciprocates his interest.John Sturges, who directed "The Great Escape" and Never So Few," maintains a brisk pace throughout this complicated 134 minute war movie and the momentum never flags. "Live and Let Die" scenarist Tom Mankiewicz has done a splendid job of adapting Jack Higgins' international best-seller with one exception. The American colonel in the novel is not the imbecile that Colonel Pitts is in the movie. Basically, it looks like Mankiewicz resurrected James Bond sheriff J.W. Pepper and put him in an army uniform. Nevertheless, Mankiewicz has written some fine dialogue. Once they reach England the commandos occupy the village and seal it off. What they don't count on is one of the villagers escapinf to warn a nearby base where a complete cretin of an American military officer Colonel Pitts Larry Hagman is in command. Pitts organizes an attack, and the Germans riddle the hell out of them. British actor Donald Pleasence is a dead ringer for Himmler. Sturges does a marvelous job of staging the multi-pronged attack by Pitts' men on the village. Composer Lalo Schifrin of "Joe Kidd" underlines every suspenseful minute of this film with his atmospheric orchestral score. The marching score when the Germans bail out and land in the surf is memorable. The surprise ending is a knock-out.
The eagle has landed knows a very good script, and also very great actors like Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland and Robert Duvall. There's also a role in the movie for Dallas-star Larry Hagman. Especially the trick in the end with Winston Churchill was a strong point in the movie. All in all I very much liked the movie.
" The Law of Proability rears it's head and the Impossible, suddenly seems feasible " (by thinker1691)
Every now and then one reads a literal but fictional work which when completed, causes the reader to wonder if such a thing ever occurred. For this to happen, the reader has to know something about history. During World War Two, it was once speculated that were the events of August 20th 1944, to have gone off flawlessly, the war would have ended sooner. That being said, here is a superb novel which allows the reader to also wonder, 'What if.' The story, was transferred to the Big Screen is entitled " The Eagle has Landed. " It concerns an elite group of German soldiers, led <more>
by Colonel Kurt Steiner Michael Caine already condemned to death, are told they can be spared if they volunteer for a special, but dangerous and nearly impossible suicide mission to England. The objective; 'To kidnap the Prime Minister of England, Winston Churchhill and bring him to Berlin.' This mission is the brainchild of Colonel Max Radl Robert Duvall who further involves an Irish mercenary, one Liam Devlin. Donald Sutherland, who is superb in this role to help. Donald Pleasence is frightening as Heinrich Himmler. Anthony Quayle, Larry Hagman and Treat Williams add to this serious film which is filled with surprising action and becomes a tour-de-force for Michael Caine. Right up to the ending, one is reminded that Steiner and his men are the very best at what they do. Those who know him, realize he has never failed to accomplish his objective. That is the most dramatic aspect to this film. Recommended to all. ****
An atypical war movie with a great cast (by thatchermacdonald)
What makes THE EAGLE HAS LANDED special to me is its slight deviation from traditional metrics and the unique feeling I receive when watching this film as a result. The first 35 or so years following the end of WWII saw many movies inspired by the events and or battles that took place in the European theater of war, and most of these flicks conform to traditional depictions of the Allies fighting the Nazis-- usually either a small Allied commando team on a fictitious mission to search and destroy Nazi targets, i.e. The Guns of Navarone, The Dirty Dozen, Where Eagles Dare, Force 10 From <more>
Navarone, etc. or cinematic interpretations inspired by actual events i.e. The Great Escape, Patton, Battle of the Bulge, To Hell and Back, A Bridge Too Far, etc.Based on the fictional novel written by Jack Higgins, THE EAGLE HAS LANDED takes a unique spin on the former through its portrayal of a Nazi commando unit dispatched to eliminate an Allied target. Because of this, several unique elements rise to the surface-- First, the unique setting in the English countryside rather than traditional European theater of operations in France, Italy, Belgium, Holland, and Germany. This provides a rather peaceful undertone to the movie as opposed to more traditional worn-torn areas portrayed in other WWII European theater war films. This creates a nice contrast during fight scenes and provides the viewer with a false sense of security.Second and most notably, this film actually makes me cheer for the traditional "bad guys" to a certain extent , which is very unique in a Hollywood genre and period in which protagonist Allied characters are always supposed to be victorious, right? Okay, so the unique setting and antagonists make this movie special to me and sets it aside from other war films as previously mentioned, but third, the CAST is phenomenal-- Robert Duvall portraying a "Stauffenberg-type" Nazi officer, Donald Pleasence playing an impeccable 'Himmler', Donald Sutherland's character providing the laughs and light undertones, and of course Michael Caine at his best. These actors endear me to the film and provide enough sophistication to diminish less impressive performances seen at various points during the movie. Let's not forget Treat Williams 'Captain Clark' and John Standing 'Father Verecker' , as they execute their character's roles in the film wonderfully as well.This movie does have its slow points early on, but that is to be expected in a 2h 15min film in 1976. The movie also seems to lack a certain production quality if one decides to compare it to the following year's film, A Bridge Too Far, and two years later, Force 10 From Navarone, but this should not be a surprise nor a knock on the movie. All in all, this is a nice, feel-good WWII war movie with a unique, riveting plot and a solid cast.
Enjoyable adaptation of Jack Higgins' novel. (by KEVMC)
After the successful rescue of Mussolini by German Paratroopers, Col.Max Radl is asked to prepare a feasibility study on an attempt to kidnap Winston Churchill. At first this seems a preposterous idea, until a message arrives from an agent in Britain which reports that Churchill will spend a weekend in the picturesque Norfolk village of Studley Constable, which is only a few miles from a deserted stretch of coastline. A plan is formulated to drop Col.Kurt Steiner and his highly experienced unit into Norfolk to carry out the mission, aided by IRA man Liam Devlin and respected local figure <more>
Joanna Grey, who is a German agent and the source of the original message. This film has been a personal favourite of mine since I first saw it on its TV premiere around 1979, aged 12. It is of course the screen adaptation of Jack Higgins bestseller. I must admit to never having read the book, so I can't testify how closely the film follows it. Produced by ITC in 1976, it boasts an impressive cast in Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Donald Pleasance and a pre-JR Larry Hagman. Veteran Hollywood Director John Sturges was at the helm - the man responsible for 'Bad Day At Black Rock', 'The Magnificent Seven' and 'The Great Escape' to name just three. The production values and technical credits are uniformally good. As to the film itself, it remains an entertaining romp. Your interest is held throughout, and you find yourself half wanting the Germans to get away with it, as Michael Caine and his men are such decent chaps. Donald Sutherland is full of Irish charm as Devlin, Larry Hagman is intentionally funny as the incompetent Col.Clarence T.Pitts, Robert Duvall is convincing and sympathetic as Radl, and Donald Pleasance quite chilling as Himmler. Good though the film is, it might have been better. In his autobiography, Michael Caine talks about the fact that after shooting had wrapped, Sturges headed back to California and never returned for any of the editing or post production. Caine felt let down by this, for as he correctly states, a Director can do some of his most important work at this stage. However, he also remembers the shooting of the film as a very pleasurable experience. At that time he lived at Windsor, and much of the filming was done nearby on the beautiful Mapledurham Estate, during the longest, hottest summer that most of us remember. I paid a visit to Mapledurham recently, during the fine summer that we've just enjoyed. It's instantly recognisible - the watermill, the church, the manor house, Joanna Grey's cottage - all as they appear in the film and well worth a visit. It always amuses me that the events are supposed to take place in November - a truly miserable month here - and yet its clearly mid-summer on screen. I have one major gripe. Not with the film itself, but its availability on DVD. The UK version is to be avoided like the plague. Cursed with being distributed here by Carlton, its in 1.33:1 and worse is missing some 12 minutes of footage. The US version is at least in 2.35:1, but is still missing 3 to 4 minutes of the film. Thank heavens that I still have my complete version recorded from the BBC some 12 years ago, before they decided to cut some brief moments of violence. Its really annoying when a good film that did reasonable business at the box office gets such shoddy treatment on DVD. There really is no excuse for it. When all is said and done, this is a good entertaining yarn and an intriguing idea even if it does have echoes of 'Went The Day Well' . Maybe not a classic, but always good fun, professionally mounted and with some lovely locations. Give it a try if you haven't already seen it, just avoid that Region 2 DVD!
In September of 1943, Col. Max Radl Robert Duvall develops a plan, approved by Heinrich Himmler Donald Pleasance , to kidnap or kill Winston Churchill in England. The rebel Col. Kurt Steiner Michael Caine ,who is arrested with his men due to insubordination, is invited to participate, since he has had a British education. They would have clean records and recover their military patents again. The condition not negotiable of Col. Kurt to accept the mission is that his men wear the German uniform below their costumes, since they are soldiers and not spies. The group, dressed like Polish <more>
soldiers, together with the Irish Liam Devlin Donald Sutherland , goes to a coastal town, where Churchill is supposed to pass through. An incident with a girl reveals their plot to the local civilians, jeopardizing their mission. Having an outstanding cast and the direction of John Sturges, this movie is a great entertainment, having drama, suspense, action and some comedy in right doses. Fans of war movies will certainly like it. My vote is eight.Title Brazil : 'A Águia Pousou' ' The Eagle Has Landed'
It's not the best example of seventies war movies, but it works (by philip_vanderveken)
Partially thanks to my father I've always been a fan of war movies and that's how I already saw several of them as a kid. But of course as a kid I wasn't as critical towards them as I am today. Several of the war movies from the sixties and seventies now seem dated and very unbelievable think for instance of "Where Eagles Dare" from 1968, which many people seem to like, but which lacks all realism as the Allies seem impenetrable by German bullets . But that doesn't mean that they all are bad. Take for instance "Cross of Iron", "All Quiet on the <more>
Western Front" the TV remake , "A Bridge Too Far",... which are one by one excellent movies. If I have to give this movie a place in between these two categories, than I would say right in the middle. It isn't the best war movie from that time period, but it's far from bad.Based on the novel by Jack Higgins, this movie tells the story of Colonel Steiner, a German parachute unit commander, who has been court-marshaled for opposing the SS in rounding up Jews. To avoid further imprisonment and certain death, he is offered the chance to go on an assignment in England. He and his unit will have to kidnap the British Prime Minister Winston Churchil on a covert mission. They decide to go for the seemingly impossible assignment and dressed as Polish soldiers on a training maneuver, they soon take over a small English town, waiting for the visit of the Prime Minister who will take his vacation there...Even though I have read the book, I'm not really able to tell you whether the adaption to the movie has been a success or not. I read the book about ten years ago and it's impossible for me to remember all the details. However, as I already said, this certainly isn't a bad movie. The acting for instance is very nice. People like Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall,... all did a nice job. Especially Donald Sutherland stole the show playing the IRA militant and full time playboy Liam Devlin. What I also liked was that the 'Germans' didn't speak with some funny accent, but spoke fluent English. I prefer to hear the Germans speak German, but when that it isn't possible, this option is the best to go for. There is nothing more hateful than a well-known Hollywood actor who tries to make you believe that he speaks a language other than English it never works and only brings down the quality of a movie .Overall this is a good WWII movie that shows the war from a different perspective, namely from the German side. For some that will probably make it uninteresting as they see the Germans as the stupid bad guys, unable of doing some daring operations, but for me it works. I really liked this movie and all its aspects. The story is nice, the action scenes look more than OK, the acting is very good,... I really liked it all and that's why I give this movie a 7.5/10.