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The Eagle Has Landed (1976)

DIRECTOR: John Sturges

CAST:

Michael Caine,  Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall, Jenny Agutter, Donald Pleasence, Larry Hagman, Treat Williams, Jean Marsh, Anthony Quayle, John Standing, Sven Bertil-Taube, Siegfried Rauch, Michael Byrne, Joachim Hansen, Maurice Roeves, Wolf Kahler

REVIEW:

The Eagle Has Landed is not your typical war movie. Those looking for something along the lines of Saving Private Ryan or Band of Brothers should look elsewhere. Based on the book by espionage and international intrigue writer Jack Higgins, The Eagle Has Landed is intended as action-thriller escapism, but, while entertaining in a goofy sort of way and with some bright spots, isn’t quite the suspenseful twisty-turny potboiler it aspires to be. Continue reading

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