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The Eagle Has Landed
Directed by:
John Sturges

Starring Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence and Anthony Quayle, "The Eagle Has Landed" (also known as "Adler ist gelandet, Der", "Notte dell'aquila, La") is an Adventure/War/Drama film directed by John Sturges, released on April 02 of 1977 in the USA.

In 1943 sixteen German paratroopers landed in England. In three days they nearly won the War.

Who is the director of "The Eagle Has Landed":

The Eagle Has Landed was directed by John Sturges, an American director, and producer.

Before directing The Eagle Has Landed, John Sturges had directed McQ, released in 1974, Valdez, il mezzosangue (1973), Joe Kidd (1972), Marooned (1969), Ice Station Zebra (1968), and Hour of the Gun (1967).

What was the release date of "The Eagle Has Landed":

The Eagle Has Landed was initially released on Saturday, April 02, 1977, in the United States.. This was forty-two (42) years ago.

It has been released on March, 1977 in the United Kingdom; Wednesday, January 26, 1977 in France; Thursday, February 24, 1977 in Germany and on Thursday, December 08, 1977 in Spain.

Who is at the casting of "The Eagle Has Landed":

At the casting of The Eagle Has Landed we find Michael Caine, previously seen in Harry and Walter Go to New York (1976) and The Man Who Would Be King (1975); Donald Sutherland (Novecento (1976), S*P*Y*S (1974)); Robert Duvall (Network (1976), The Seven-Per-Cent Solution (1976)) [ more... ]

  • Alexei Jawdokimov and Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland can also be seen in Billion Dollar Brain, released in 1967.
  • Donald Sutherland and Richard Wren also appeared together in Bear Island, released in 1979.
  • Donald Sutherland and Denis Lill also worked together in Red Hot, released in 1993.

What is the Storyline of "The Eagle Has Landed":

The film begins with captured World War II film footage of the rescue from Italy of Mussolini by German paratroopers.

Inspired by the rescue of Hitler's ally Benito Mussolini by Otto Skorzeny, a similar idea is considered by Hitler, with the support of Himmler (Donald Pleasence). Admiral Canaris (Anthony Quayle), head of the Abwehr (German military intelligence), is ordered to make a feasibility study of the seemingly impossible task of capturing the British Prime Minister Winston Churchill and [...]

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