Eagle Has Landed

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Product Overview

Caine leads a crack team of german paratroopers forced to take over a quiet enlgish town during a secret mission to kidnap winston churchill.


Studio Lions Gate
SKU 40159476
UPC 012236115915
UPC 14 00012236115915
Format DVD
Release Date 10/21/2003
Rating Rating
Theatrical Release
World War II
Editors Note
Note John Sturges's adaptation of Jack Higgins's best-selling suspense novel stars Michael Caine as Nazi Col. Kurt Steiner. When the Nazi high command learns in late 1943 that Winston Churchill will be spending time at a country estate in Norfolk, it hatches an audacious scheme to kidnap the prime minister and spirit him to Germany for enforced negotiations with Der Führer. Heinrich Himmler (Donald Pleasence) assigns Col. Max Radl (Robert Duvall) to mastermind the operaton. He enlists the aid of Steiner, who has been imprisoned for subordination and is awaiting sentence, by offering him a chance to save his life. Liam Devlin (Donald Sutherland), an IRA lifer who hates the British, also signs on for the mission. Steiner and his commando team parachute into the small village of Sudley disguised as Polish soldiers and appear to the populace to be paratroopers running through exercises. As they await the arrival of Churchill, one of the commandos rescues a boy from drowning in a nearby river, inadvertently revealing his Nazi colors in the process. Steiner realizes that some changes will have to made in his timetable. THE EAGLE HAS LANDED is an enjoyable Alistair MacLean-like mission impossible, ably served by Sturges and a stellar cast.
Plot Summary
Summary This fast-moving World War II drama based on the best-selling novel by Jack Higgins places a Nazi officer at the head of a squad of German commandos whose mission is to kidnap Winston Churchill. Their object: Deliver Churchill to Hitler so the two leaders can hammer out a peace plan. An additional twist comes from the addition of the Irish Troubles to the plot in the form of an Irish nationalist guerrilla.
New York Times "...A good old-fashioned adventure movie that is so stuffed with robust incidents and characters that you can relax and enjoy it....Refreshing..." 03/26/1977 p.10
Uncut "[A] fitting late-'70s swan song for John Sturges." 07/01/2004 p.146
John Sturges
Michael Caine
Robert Duvall
Donald Sutherland
Cast & Crew
Sven-Bertil Taube - Star
Anthony Quayle - Star
Michael Caine - Star
Judy Geeson - Star
Maurice Roeves - Star
Donald Pleasence - Star
Robert Duvall - Star
Jean Marsh - Star
John Standing - Star
Jenny Agutter - Star
Donald Sutherland - Star
Larry Hagman - Star
Lalo Schifrin - Composer
Charles Bishop - Art Director
Irene Lamb - Editor
Roy Whybrow - Special Effects
Tom Mankiewicz - Screenwriter
Peter James - Set Designer
Anthony Richmond - Cinematographer
John C. Higgins - Source Writer
Gerry Crampton - Stunts
Peter Allwork - Cinematographer
Anne V. Coates - Editor
Yvonne Blake - Costume Designer
Peter Murton - Production Designer
John Sturges - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1977
Catalog ID 11591
UPC 00012236115915
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 134 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Audio Tracks English
DVD, Widescreen, English
Product Attributes
Actor Caine,Michael
Label Artisan Entertainment
Music Format DVD
Video Format DVD
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