Eagle has Landed

The Eagle has Landed

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Director: John Sturges

Cast: John Sturges, Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall

     
 

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John Sturges directed this taut adaptation of Jack Higgins' suspense novel about an attempted kidnapping of Winston Churchill by the German high command during World War II. When it is discovered that in November 1943 Winston Churchill is scheduled to spend a weekend in a country home in Norfolk, the Germans plan to kidnap him. Heinrich Himmler (Donald Pleasence),

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John Sturges directed this taut adaptation of Jack Higgins' suspense novel about an attempted kidnapping of Winston Churchill by the German high command during World War II. When it is discovered that in November 1943 Winston Churchill is scheduled to spend a weekend in a country home in Norfolk, the Germans plan to kidnap him. Heinrich Himmler (Donald Pleasence), under orders from Hitler, assigns Nazi colonel Max Radl (Robert Duvall) the chore of sneaking the English-hating Irishman Liam Devlin (Donald Sutherland) into the British countryside and arranging for a 16-man task force to be parachuted into the English country town of Sudley Constable, under the auspices of Colonel Kurt Steiner (Michael Caine). The efficient planning works too well, and before long their exactingly perfect timetable begins to come apart.

Product Details

Release Date:
10/29/2007
UPC:
5037115244130
Original Release:
1976
Rating:
PG
Source:
Ais
Time:
1:58:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael Caine Col. Kurt Steiner
Donald Sutherland Liam Devlin
Robert Duvall Col. Max Radl
Jenny Agutter Molly Prior
Donald Pleasence Heinrich Himmler
Anthony Quayle Admiral Wilhelm Canaris
Jean Marsh Joanna Grey
Sven-Bertil Taube Capt. Ritter Neumann
John Standing Father Philip Verecker
Judy Geeson Pamela Vereker
Treat Williams Capt. Harry Clark
Larry Hagman Col. Clarence E. Pitts
Terry Plummer Actor
Maurice Roeves Maj. Corcoran
Siegfried Rauch Sgt. Brandt
Robert Reece Actor
Richard Wren Actor
Kate Binchy Actor
Keith Buckley Actor
Michael Byrne Actor
John Barrett Laker Armsby
Tim Barlow Actor
Dennis Lili Actor
Joachim Hansen Actor
Alexei Jawdokimov Actor
Jeff Conaway Actor
David Gilliam Actor
Leigh Dilley Winston Churchill

Technical Credits
John Sturges Director
Peter Allwork Cinematographer
Eric Allwright Makeup
David C. Anderson Asst. Director
James Bawden Camera Operator
Charles Bishop Art Director
Yvonne Blake Costumes/Costume Designer
Anne V. Coates Editor
Gerry Crampton Stunts
Irene Lamb Casting
Tom Mankiewicz Screenwriter
Peter Murton Production Designer
David Niven Producer
Peter James Set Decoration/Design
Paul Rabiger Makeup
Tony Richmond Cinematographer
Lalo Schifrin Score Composer
Roy Whybrow Special Effects
Jack H. Wiener Producer
Freddie Williamson Makeup

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The Eagle has Landed 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
A fun bit of fantastic storytelling. Robert Duvall, Donald Sutherland, Treat Williams, and the vastly likeable Michael Caine (even as a German) star in a great little 'What If' movie. Suspend belief...this is a 'war movie' in the same way that 'Kelly's Heroes' is. It's suspenseful, to a degree, but let's face it, good actors in a compelling story is what drives this flick. The book by Jack Higgins with the same name is recommeded, too. Buy 'em!
CrusaderGA More than 1 year ago
An exciting and suspenseful war/mystery film.
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