Kelly’s Heroes (2 Reel Quirky Cats August (P)review)

(A Random Trailer (P)review)


Kelly’s Heroes (1970). One of those I used to watch on Super 8. I’ve also added the DVD to my collection. In all honesty, I haven’t watched it for years. But my oh my the trailer wants me to just drop everything and watch the movie…right now! It is just awesome. Of course Donald Sutherland‘s Oddball is the undisputed star of the show. In my opinion anyway.

Here’s the trailer…I’ll carry on once you’ve watched it:

So? What did you think? Tempted to watch the movie? I hope so.

The story is pretty much about Kelly (Clint Eastwood) and his guys trying to move through/behind enemy lines (while remaining undetected by their own) to “retrieve” a stash of gold bars. And what a fun journey it is.

Interesting is (and I never knew this until getting ready for this post) that Kelly’s Heroes is based on true events which supposedly went into the Guinness Book of Records as the biggest robbery in the 60s. Not sure how accurate this is…but hey.

The ensemble work so well. Each one perfectly complements the other. They include Clint Eastwood, Telly Savalas, Donald Sutherland (but you knew that), Don Rickles, Carroll O’Connor and a whole lot more. Great movie. And the trailer does it justice.

cropped-cat2As always, head on over to Realweegiemidget Reviews (here) for her take on this trailer and then join us on Twitter (@2ReelQuirkyCats) for your screaming comments. Have fun!



  1. Great cast, lots of fun. Eastwood is Eastwood, Donald Sutherland feels like he’s stepped right off the set of M.A.S.H. and Telly Savalas seems to be channelling 90’s Al Pacino here (or 90’s Al Pacino channels Telly Savalas from this movie).

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  2. I KNEW Donald Sutherland would figure in this post as the reason for watching it, and I can see why. Vaguely remember this film but you are right Sutherland does kind of steal the show.. for some in more ways than the trailer lets on. Great film preview and you’ve added another one to that ever increasing list…

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