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Dirty Heroes Reviews

A blatant attempt to capitalize on the success of THE DIRTY DOZEN, this European co-production teams a bunch of ex-cons turned US soldiers and some Dutch partisans to recover a cache of stolen diamonds from German-occupied territory. The locations are nice to look at, and the Ennio Morricone score is passable, but Frederick Stafford, John Ireland, and Curt Jurgens are a far cry from the luminaries of THE DIRTY DOZEN. Originally released in 1967 at 120 minutes, DIRTY HEROES was chopped down to 105 minutes for its US theatrical release in 1971; some footage was apparently restored for the videocassette, which runs 117 minutes.