Testa di sbarco per otto implacabili (original title)
- Status: Completed
- Score: 5/10
- Director: Alfonso Brescia
- Country: ItalianFrenchGermanEnglish
- Year: 1968
- Duration: 89 min
- Genres: Drama,War,
- Production: Mono
The movie is set during World War II in the days just prior to the D-Day invasion. A special parachute unit is sent to destroy a German flame thrower installation on Omaha Beach.
American officer Strobel, a former actor, and Nobel Prizewinner Professor Aubernet operate behind German lines in Normandy disguised as German officers. Their mission is to disable an intricate system of flame-generating beach defenses prior to the Allied invasion of France. As D-Day approaches, American paratroopers led by Captain Jack Murphy are inadvertently dropped prematurely near the control site for the defenses. Murphy’s handful of men team up with Strobel and local Resistance fighter Denise to infiltrate and destroy the German defenses in time for the Allied landings.
Guy Madison, Erika Blanc, Massimo Carocci, Pierre Richard, Max Turilli, Renato Pinciroli, Luciano Catenacci, Guido Di Salvo, Peter Lee Lawrence, Philippe Hersent, George F. Salvage, Antonio Monselesan, Giuseppe Castellano, R.O. Mantovani, Paolo Magalotti,