Event | Film and Video Screenings "Kelly's Heroes" (MGM, 1970)

Date and Location

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Clint Eastwood stars as the title character in this anti-war comedy/bank-job caper directed by Brian G. Hutton. Kelly is the leader of a platoon of restless GIs in the chaos of post D-Day France. When he captures a German officer who tips him off about a cache of 14,000 Nazi gold bars stored in a bank vault 30 miles away, Kelly enlists the help of Quartermaster "Crapgame" (Don Rickles), Sergeant "Big Joe" (Telly Savalas) and Sherman tank driver "Oddball" (Donald Sutherland) to help him sneak behind enemy lines and retrieve the booty. Much of the film was shot in Yugoslavia, one of the few nations at the time whose army was still equipped with functioning World War II mechanized equipment. The screenplay was loosely based on an entry in the Guinness World Records: “The greatest robbery on record was of the German National Gold Reserves in Bavaria by a combine of US military personnel and German civilians in 1945.” Rated GP: All ages admitted – Parental guidance suggested. 35mm archival film print. 144 min.

Programs are free and open to the public, but children 12 and under must be accompanied by an adult. Seating at the screenings is on a first-come, first-served basis unless otherwise noted. Short films may be shown before some features.

For general Packard Campus Theater information, call (540) 827-1079 ext. 79994 or (202) 707-9994.