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Patton

"Patton" tells the tale of General George S. Patton, famous tank commander of World War II. The film begins with patton's career in North Africa and progresses through the invasion of Germany and the fall of the Third Reich. Side plots also speak of Patton's numerous faults such his temper and habit towards insubordination.

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Released: Feb 4th, 1970
Budget: $12,000,000.00
Revenue: N/A

Patton Main Cast

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George C. Scott
George C. Scott
plays General George S. Patton Jr.
Karl Malden
Karl Malden
plays General Omar N. Bradley
Stephen Young
Stephen Young
plays Captain Chester B. Hansen
Michael Strong
Michael Strong
plays Brigadier General Hobart Carver
Carey Loftin
Carey Loftin
plays General Bradley's Driver
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • Movie Goof (errors made by characters, possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When George S. Patton arrives in Malta, he makes a speech about the Great Siege of Malta, involving the Order of St. John of Jerusalem. However, he puts the date of this defence as 1528. In fact, the siege took place in 1565 - indeed, the Knights were not granted Malta and Tripoli by Holy Roman Emperor Charles V until 1530. He also gives the figure for the number of defenders as 400 Knights with 800 mercenaries when in fact the accepted number is nearer 9000 in total (including Maltese militia). 40,000 attackers is the highest level of the accepted estimates and the more realistic figure is most likely around 25-30,000.
  • Movie Goof (factual errors): In the movie, George S. Patton refers to himself as a Lieutenant (3-star) General before the confirmation became official. In reality, according to his service record, he only referred to himself by that rank after he signed his official commission paperwork.
  • Francis Ford Coppola says in the DVD commentary that he wrote a draft screenplay in 1966 and was fired from the film, in large part because Fox objected to opening the movie with Patton's speech. When the film finally went into production, Coppola's draft was dusted off and most of it used in the final film.
  • Producer Frank McCarthy (II) was a retired brigadier general who served on the staff of Gen. George C. Marshall during World War II; he worked for 20 years to make a film about George S. Patton.
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