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Operation Daybreak (1975)



“During World War II, three Czech freedom fighters are parachuted back into their homeland by the British RAF to assassinate the dreaded "Hangman" -- Reinhard Heydrich."

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Genre:   Action
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Director:   Lewis Gilbert
Cast:   Timothy Bottoms, Martin Shaw, Joss Ackland, Anthony Andrews
Theatrical Release Date:   11/01/1975
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Synopsis
The mission: Assassinate SS Obergruppenfuehrer Reinhard Heydrich, the diabolical murderer William L. Shirer called “the genius of the Final Solution.” Directed by Lewis Gilbert (The Spy Who Loved Me, Moonraker), written by The Pianist Academy Award winner* Ronald Harwood and filmed where the real events occurred, this taut thriller stars Timothy Bottoms, Anthony Andrews and Nicola Pagett as brave Czechs who defy their German invaders. You’ll see the abortive first assassination attempt and the flawed yet successful second. You’ll witness furious Nazi reprisals, including the annihilation of Lidice. And you’ll marvel at the bold last stand of seven patriots. Throughout, you’ll know these seven were real people in a real time. Ordinary people by everyday standards. Heroes by every other measure.

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Operation Daybreak (1975)
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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      5.0

      a great true story of courage!

      By Hawkeye

      from wilminington delaware

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      Pros

      • Emotionally Engaging
      • Engaging Characters
      • Great Cinematography
      • Original Story

      Cons

      • No Sub Titles For German

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      Comments about Operation Daybreak (1975):

      I like the fact that this dvd was made just for me! thanks warner brothers, for making films like this one available for the general public

       
      5.0

      Very pleased with Warner Bros

      By Calvin

      from South Carolina

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            Comments about Operation Daybreak (1975):

            Great quality. Great gift.

             
            3.0

            Some good history but overly dramatized

            By Bob who likes historical stuff

            from Pueblo, CO

            About Me Casual Viewer

            Pros

            • Engaging Characters
            • Talented Cast
            • The setting of the story

            Cons

            • Ending overdone

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            Comments about Operation Daybreak (1975):

            The history is essentially accurate as far as I know, and the setting in Prague is convincing, but I think the ending was a bit overdramatized. The main characters were extremely brave to do what they did. This is a fitting tribute to them.

             
            4.0

            Good story with few flaws.

            By JonW

            from Radcliff, KY

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            • Engaging Characters
            • Original Story
            • Talented Cast

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              Comments about Operation Daybreak (1975):

              Good historical account with minor departures from the historical record but these are largely peripheral and unaffecting the actual story.

              (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

               
              4.0

              Fine Film, But Lacks Essential Subtitles

              By Auntie Analogue

              from St. Louis. Missouri

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              Pros

              • Emotionally Engaging
              • Engaging Characters

              Cons

              • Lacks subtitles

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                Comments about Operation Daybreak (1975):

                'Operation Daybreak' is a taut, unforgettable, nail-biter account of the true story of the daring mission of Czech patriots Sergeants Josef Gabcik and Jan Kubis to kill the brutal, mass-murdering chief of their country's Nazi occupiers, Reinhard Heydrich. The DVD's video and audio are very good, but the DVD lacks subtitles for critical dialogue spoken in German by the film's German characters, which is odd since in theatrical release, and in prints later telecast on various TV stations, prints of this film included subtitles of the German dialogue - since this is the only DVD release of 'Operation Daybreak' I recommed it, with reservation for its lack of subtitles; the lack of subtitles reduces my star rating of the DVD from 5 to 4 (the film itself rates well-deserved 5 stars). For dramatic effect the script includes an event which didn't actually happen, but this doesn't detract from the film's accurate portrayal of the sheer bravery of Gabcik and Kubis, and of the members of the Czech underground, in carrying out their operational orders. No one I know who has seen this film has ever forgotten it - in the heart of each viewer 'Operation Daybreak' makes a profound, enduring impression.

                (3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Intriquing film that is memorable.

                By Jim the runner

                from Providence, RI

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                Pros

                • Engaging Characters
                • Entertaining
                • High Production Value

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                    Comments about Operation Daybreak (1975):

                    I never saw this film until now on the Warner Archive edition and I have to say its a very good film. Filmed on location where it actually happened, it has an Inside the Third Reich feel to it. I recommend it.

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