The premise was ridiculous, but that didn't stop millions of people from watching this World War II-era action film. How much do you know about "The Dirty Dozen?"
The movie is based on what other work of art?
- a novel
- a poem
- a comic book
What is the goal of the military unit depicted in the film?
- to attack a meeting of Nazi officers
- to stop the Nazis from developing an atomic bomb
- to kill Hitler
In what year was the movie released?
From which branch of the U.S. military are the 12 men referred to as "The Dirty Dozen?"
Why does the military choose criminals for the mission instead of normal soldiers?
- The mission is basically suicide.
- The army was running short on men.
- The men were uniquely qualified for the job.
How many Oscar nominations did the film receive?
Who directed the film?
- Sergio Leone
- Ingmar Bergman
- Robert Aldrich
Who plays Major John Reisman, who is in charge of the mission?
- Charles Bronson
- Lee Marvin
- Ernest Borgnine
How do the men arrive at the launching point of their mission?
- They hike through forests for days.
- parachute from a plane
- armored personnel carriers
Actor Jim Brown was actually better known for which talents?
When filming interfered with NFL training camp and the league threatened to suspend Brown, how did Brown respond?
- He hired a body double to perform his parts.
- He cut his scenes short.
- He publicly announced his retirement.
How do the men wind up with the name "dirty dozen?"
- They are dirty criminals.
- They stop showering during training.
- They are like a carton of broken eggs.
Why was Lee Marvin disruptive on set?
- He complained about the low pay.
- He hated the director.
- He had a drinking problem.
What is the code name for the secret mission?
- Operation Firestorm
- Operation Amnesty
- Operation Gearbox
How does Major Reisman reward the group for successful training?
- He hires prostitutes.
- He gives them whiskey and cocaine.
- He lets them visit the city for a night.
What are the men promised in return should they succeed in their mission?
- Returned to prison with sentences reduced to one year
- Full pardon and returned to Army units
- Full pardon and honorable discharge
Where did most of the film's shooting take place?
Who plays the role of Joseph Wladislaw?
- Charles Bronson
- Telly Savalas
- Ralph Meeker
Why was Jim Brown's role in the movie expanded once he signed a contract to perform?
- The director loved football.
- Brown asked for more lines.
- The executive producer was a personal friend.
How long is the movie?
- 90 minutes
- 120 minutes
- 150 minutes
For what crimes was the character named Victor Franko convicted?
- robbery and murder
- kidnapping and rape
- extortion and assault
At the end of shooting, why didn't the film crew blow up the Nazi meeting place as originally planned?
- the lead pyrotechnician died on set
- the Vietnam War led to a shortage on explosives
- The house's construction was too sturdy.
Why did Jack Palance reportedly turn down the role of A.J. Maggott?
- Maggott was a racist.
- He wanted more money.
- He was busy with another project.
How many steps are there in the chant that the men repeat to help them memorize the mission?
Before he's selected for the mission, what is Samson Posey's sentence?
- four consecutive life sentences
- life in prison
- death by hanging
Which character's criminal behavior resurfaces and nearly ruins the entire mission?
- A.J. Maggott
- Victor Franko
- Vernon Pinkley
What role did Edward Scaife play in the making of the movie?
Who was the first choice to play Major Reisman?
- John Wayne
- Donald Sutherland
- Al Pacino
How many of the men survive the mission?
Ernest Borgnine was one of numerous veterans in the cast. In which branch of the military did he serve?