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In 1943 North Africa, George Patton George C. Scott assumes command of and instills some much-needed discipline in the American forces. Engaged in battle against Germany's Field Marshal Rommel Karl Michael Vogler, Patton drives back "The Desert Fox" by using the German's own tactics. Promoted to Lieutenant General, Patton is sent to Sicily, where he engages in a personal war of egos with British Field Marshal Montgomery Michael Bates. Performing brilliantly in Italy, Patton seriously jeopardizes his future with a...
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In 1943 North Africa, George Patton George C. Scott assumes command of and instills some much-needed discipline in the American forces. Engaged in battle against Germany's Field Marshal Rommel Karl Michael Vogler, Patton drives back "The Desert Fox" by using the German's own tactics. Promoted to Lieutenant General, Patton is sent to Sicily, where he engages in a personal war of egos with British Field Marshal Montgomery Michael Bates. Performing brilliantly in Italy, Patton seriously jeopardizes his future with a single slap. While touring an Army hospital, the General comes across a GI Tim Considine suffering from nervous fatigue. Incensed by what he considers a slacker, Patton smacks the poor soldier and orders him to get well in a hurry. This incident results in his losing his command-and, by extension, missing out on D-Day. In his final campaign, Patton leads the US 3rd Army through Europe. Unabashedly flamboyant, Patton remains a valuable resource, but ultimately proves too much of a "loose cannon" in comparison to the more level-headed tactics of his old friend Omar Bradley Karl Malden. Patton won 7 Academy Awards, including Best Picture and Best Actor for Scott, an award that he refused.
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Special Features

Closed Caption; ; Audio Essay on the life of George Patton; Theatrical Trailer
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Richard Gilliam
Patton ranks as one of the screen's greatest biopics, much as George C. Scott's work in the title role is often considered one of the towering performances in screen history. Scott, and the film overall, benefit from an uncommonly intelligent script by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North, an odd yet fortuitous pairing of seemingly dissimilar writing styles. Despite a nearly three-hour running time, the film focuses on only a small portion of Patton's career, beginning with his North Africa campaign and continuing to the conclusion of World War II. There are only a few compromises with history -- for example, Patton wears the uniform of a four-star general, a higher rank than was appropriate, at the rousing speech to his troops that begins the movie. The scene, though, is taken almost word-for-word from a speech that Patton delivered on June 4, 1944. It's just one example of the verisimilitude that gives the film its superb texture. Patton also benefits from outstanding tech credits, particularly Fred Koenekamp's cinematography and Jerry Goldsmith's orchestral score. Overall, the film won seven Oscars, including Best Picture and Best Actor. Scott refused his award, which the Academy kept for him in case he later changed his mind. He didn't.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 11/6/2001
  • UPC: 024543026358
  • Original Release: 1970
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  • Source: 20th Century Fox
  • Region Code: 1
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
George C. Scott George S. Patton, Jr.
Karl Malden Gen. Omar N. Bradley
Michael Bates Field Marshal Sir Bernard Law Montgomery
Karl Michael Vogler Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Edward Binns Major Gen. Walter Bedell Smith
Lawrence Dobkin Col. Gaston Bell
John Doucette Major Gen. Lucian K. Truscott
Siegfried Rauch Capt. Oskar Steiger
Tim Considine Soldier Who Gets Slapped
Peter Barkworth Col. John Welkin
Richard Münch Col. Gen. Alfred Jodl
Newsreels
Lowell Thomas Voice Only
Gerald Flood Air Chief Marshal Sir Arthur Tedder
Stephen Young Capt. Chester B. Hansen
James Edwards Sgt. William George Meeks
Frank Latimore Lt. Col. Henry Davenport
Morgan Paull Capt. Richard N. Jenson
Paul Stevens Lt. Col. Charles R. Codman
Michael Strong Brig. Gen. Hobart Carver
John Barrie Air Vice-Marshal Sir Arthur Coningham
David Bauer Lt. Gen. Harry Buford
David Healy Clergyman
Bill Hickman Gen. Patton's Driver
Sandy Kevin Correspondent
Carey Loftin Gen. Bradley's Driver
Alan MacNaughton British Briefing Officer
Lionel Murton 3rd Army Chaplain
Clint Ritchie Tank Captain
Douglas Wilmer Maj. Gen. Francis de Guingand
Jack Gwyllim Harold Alexander
Harry Morgan Uncredited
Technical Credits
Franklin J. Schaffner Director
L.B. Abbott Special Effects
Del Acevedo Makeup
Don Bassman Sound/Sound Designer
Frank Caffey Producer
Joe Canutt Stunts
Francis Ford Coppola Original Story, Screenwriter
James Corcoran Sound/Sound Designer
Art Cruickshank Special Effects
Eli Dunn Asst. Director
Hugh S. Fowler Editor
Jerry Goldsmith Score Composer
Fred Koenekamp Cinematographer
Antonio Mateos Set Decoration/Design
Frank McCarthy Producer
Urie McCleary Art Director
Michael McLean Casting
Edmund H. North Original Story, Screenwriter
Gil Parrondo Production Designer
Murray Spivack Sound/Sound Designer
Pierre-Louis Thevenet Set Decoration/Design
Douglas O. Williams Sound/Sound Designer
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Patton
1. Stars and Stripes [6:18]
2. Main Titles [2:01]
3. Kasserine Pass, Tunisia, 1943 [:06]
4. The Bible and Hollywood [3:37]
5. In Like a Lion [2:56]
6. The General Takes Charge [1:01]
7. 2,000 Years Ago [7:47]
8. Field Marshall Erwin Rommel [:08]
9. Complete Air Supremacy [3:28]
10. An Engraved Invitation [2:57]
11. A Desperate Battle [2:04]
12. A Sixteenth-Century Man [4:21]
13. An Interesting Plan [2:37]
14. The Algerian Lavatory [5:10]
15. A Simple Old Soldier [7:21]
16. Patton Takes Palermo [1:55]
17. Doing the Impossible [2:37]
18. Old Blood and Guts [3:28]
19. To Shame a Coward [:30]
20. Taking Messina [4:38]
21. An Iron Boot [2:50]
22. Intermission [6:02]
23. Vive La France [2:38]
24. On Probation [1:44]
25. "Our War Is Over" [3:59]
26. Man Without an Army [1:09]
27. Back in the Saddle [4:18]
28. A Pain in the Neck [2:39]
29. Out of Gas [:44]
30. The Heart of Germany [6:23]
31. Bound for Bastogne [3:00]
32. A Weather Prayer [2:05]
33. The Pure Warrior [5:05]
34. Victory [3:17]
35. Q&A [4:51]
36. All Glory is Fleeting [3:30]
37. End Titles [:26]
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Disc #1 -- Patton
   Language Selection
      Languages
         English 5.1 Surround
         English Dolby Surround
         French Mono
      Captions & Subtitles
         English
         Spanish
         Subtitles: None
   Scene Selection
   Extra Features
      Audio Essay on the Historical Patton
      Patton Original Theatrical Trailer
      Tora! Tora! Tora! Trailer
      Longest Day Trailer
      Cast Credits
         George C. Scott as Gen. George S. Patton Jr
         Karl Malden as Gen Omar N Bradley
         Lawrence Dobkin as Col Gaston Bell
         John Doucette as Maj General Lucian K. Truscott
         Michael Bates as Field Marshall Sir Bernard Law Montgomery
         Edward Binns as Maj General Walter Bedell Smith
         James Edwards as Sgt William George Meeks
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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Stunning Blu-ray transfer of a masterpiece

    Approaching thirty-nine years of age, Patton still towers above all other bio-pics. Scott's portrayal of General Patton remains one of the most awe inspiring and riveting performances in the history of American cinema. Any fan of this Academy Award winning film, that has not yet seen it in high definition, should immediately get the magnificent Blu-ray version of Patton. I read several glowing reviews (high-def digest) of the superb quality of the video transfer before I gave up my thirty dollars. I just finished watching the movie in full 1080p Blu-ray high def, and it was as though I was seeing Patton for the first time. The detail and beauty was just stunning. I own over a hundred Blu-ray movies, and Patton, made in 1970, ranks in the top three for video quality. Add this gem to your high def collection immediately. You will not be disappointed.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    A masterpeice!

    George C. Scott gives an amazing preformance in this film. it makes a history buff who knows all about patton think that this is war-time footage of the actual man. they show his emotion spectacularly, and his speech greatly resembles the real general's. it starts off with my favorite speech of all movies, and the rest of the film is a great tribute to tha amazing general pf WWII.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    One of the Finest Acting Performances in Motion Picture History

    From start to finish, George C. Scott's Oscar-winning performance is the standard by which to judge any other lead actor or actress portraying a real-life character. His opening address to the troops, standing in front of a huge U.S. flag and decked out in full dress uniform with medals and other badges of honor, is one of the great all-time opening scenes. The score is outstanding; and the movie's theme music is almost as memorable (and whistle-able) as that from "The Bridge on the River Kwai" or "The Great Escape." Francis Ford Coppola won the first of his five Academy Awards for co-writing the screenplay, which he and Edmund North adapted from Ladislas Farago's Patton biography and Gen. Omar Bradley's autobiography. Karl Malden gives a solid performance as Bradley, Patton's subordinate for much of World War II and later his boss after D-Day.
    This truly epic motion picture is the first non-kids movie I saw on the big screen. It earned each of the seven Oscars it won and deserved to win the cinematography (lost to "Ryan's Daughter") and original score (lost to "Love Story") Oscars for which it was nominated.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Way to go George, this was a fantastic war movie.

    I really enjoyed this movie, George did a great job in portraying General Patton. The whole movie was really a delight, and portrayed the war in a realistic way. The whole cast and the visuals were also wonderful. If you like war movies please do not miss this one.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    History on Film

    This movie was wonderful. NO ONE could have played PATTON better than Geo. C. Scott. He was perfect for this role. I've studied and researched WWII for a long time. This movie IS accurate and shows just what our men went through. You'll love this movie. I know I did.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    A powerful and big drama

    This movie about General Patton during some of the WW II years of 1943 to 1945 is becoming one of the classic American movies.<BR/><BR/>Based on a wonderful book by Omar N. Bradley and Ladislas Farago, the powerful screenplay by Francis Ford Coppola and Edmund H. North gives us great insight into the character and the time.<BR/><BR/>Franklin J. Schaffner directs with a strong vision and delivers a grand picture, that probably works even better on the big screen.<BR/><BR/>It's a fascinating characterization, the title role wonderfully played by George. C. Scott. Actors Karl Malden, Michael Bates, Karl Michael Vogler also deliver excellent performances.

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    Patton

    this is still one of my favorite movies of all time!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    A look into Patton's life

    Patton By: Adam Byrne 3 1/2 Stars Patton is a film that follows three years in the life of infamous World War II, American General George S. Patton. This film portrays World War II through the eyes of General Patton and none other. While conveying limited scenes of death and destruction, this film does reveal the military genius and in some cases the insanity of General Patton. All in all, I feel that this movie without a doubt deserves its place on the list of one hundred best movies of all time. This in my opinion can be credited to George S. Scott’s unforgettable portrayal of dirty mouthed, rough edged, General Patton. While George S. Scott does deliver a powerful representation of General Patton, what limits this movie’s effectiveness is its supporting actors. I often caught myself wondering during the film if I myself, who has no experience as an actor, could have done a better job than some of the other men on screen. None the less, I recommend this movie to history and or war buffs, but those in search of blood and gore will be greatly disappointed.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great actor, great cinematography

    Truly, this film is dominated by the incredible performance of George C. Scott as Patton. The cinematography as well is superb. The supporting cast however are cartoon figures, almost if not quite ludicrously bad. As for the picture showing us the horrors of war, anyone who thinks that has never seen a shot fired in anger. The dead and wounded are pictured as they were in 1950s John Wayne flicks. The movie deserves five stars based on Scott and the great cinematography. The rest is B-movie grade.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    One of the greatest films ever made

    Patton is dominated by George C. Scott's towering portrayal of America's greatest fighting general of WWII. Largely forgotten except for this film, Schaffner and Scott bring Patton to life brilliantly. As far as the film being pro-war, well, watch for yourself. The horrors of war are made all too clear. While Patton admires this 'endeavor', the film allows you to admire the man, as the film does, while allowing the viewer to abhor war. It's only weakness is near the end, not depicting the man as he truly was, because at this point the script veers close to caricature. Scott continues to imbue the man with deep dignity, but the script should have depicted the end of his career as it truly was - a lost soul, not making him a war-monger. BTW, he ended his career as a historian for the army, without the bitterness of the script, which I assume was to give Scott's final speech its' effect.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    An excelent movie!!!

    This movie really portrays General George Patton during WW2. The historical accuracy is great and the acting is even better!!! A must see and a must have!!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2002

    A Winner!

    My favorite movie of all time! The acting couldn't be better, the history is pretty accurate. The development of the screenwriting from the raw historical data was superb.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Brilliant Portrayal of General Patton

    1970 hit movie and Best Picture academy award winner about General George S. Patton Jr. in World War II. George C. Scott, bearing an uncanny resemblance to the famous general, portrays Patton from his entry into the war with II Armor Corps in North Africa to victory in Europe with the 3d Army. Patton¿s history making triumphs and controversial incidents are covered in this feature and provide entertaining insight on this man whose name is almost synonymous with World War II. There are of course many famous generals from this period, but none of their stories could have made for a movie like this one. Patton¿s achievements place him in the elite ranks of history, but his flamboyant personality sets him apart from most and it is Scott¿s impressive capture of this that makes the movie shine. The movie is mostly accurate. Patton is credited with taking command of the II Armor Corps at a critical time, just after a brutal defeat to the German Army in North Africa, and leading it to victory shortly afterward. Patton advances to command of the VII Army and is successful in Sicily. A significant scene in the movie occurs during the Sicily operation when Patton slaps a soldier in a field hospital for perceived cowardice, resulting in his relief from command. Eventually he¿s reinstated, taking command of the 3d Army in France and leading the breakout from Normandy when Allied forces were bogged down in the infamous hedgerows. The most famous event occurs when he anticipates the German¿s Ardennes Counter-offensive, the Battle of the Bulge, and miraculously turns the 3d Army north in little time to defeat the Germans. This was Scott¿s best movie role, all through the picture viewers are treated to Patton¿s outspoken style of leadership and dedication to winning the war. The slapping scene is powerful and opens your thoughts to who this man was and his passion for being a soldier. There¿s artistic license on some historical details though, he¿s portrayed as almost running operations by himself when in fact he had a talented staff who kept him well advised and likewise subordinate commanders who executed his orders. Another part is his dislike for British Field Marshall Montgomery, again overplayed and there¿s little to no historical evidence that any American general cared for Montgomery, but it provides good entertainment. A very interesting scene for speculation is after his fuel supplies have been redirected in 1944 to the invasion of the Netherlands (portrayed in the 1976 feature ¿A Bridge Too Far), he is standing on the scorched earth of a recent tank battle and remarks to his aide that he could be in Berlin in ten days. Overall an epic picture and one of kind, another project attempted to follow this formula with Gregory Peck portraying General MacArthur, but it did not come close to what was achieved in this movie. Picture quality and sound are excellent and it¿s well worth adding to your personal DVD collection.

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