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The Dirty Dozen


  • The Cary Theater 122 East Chatham Street Cary, NC, 27511 United States (map)

Lee Marvin plays Major Reisman, assigned to coordinate a suicide mission on a French chateau held by top Nazi officers. Since no “normal” GI can be expected to volunteer for this mission, Reisman is compelled to draw his personnel from a group of military prisoners serving life sentences. This “dirty dozen” includes a sex pervert (Telly Savalas), a psycho (John Cassavetes), a retarded killer (Donald Sutherland), and the equally malevolent Charles Bronson, Trini Lopez, Jim Brown, and Clint Walker. On the dim promise of receiving pardons if they survive, the criminals undergo a brutal training program, then are marched behind enemy lines dressed as Nazi soldiers, the better to overtake the chateau and kill everyone in it–including the innocent wives and mistresses of the German officers.

Earlier Event: June 16
Movies by Moonlight
Later Event: June 17
Downtown Farmers Market