Actors: Michael Caine, Donald Sutherland, Robert Duvall
|Review Summary and Plot Commentary about The Eagle Has Landed|
|In November of 1943, a crack team of German paratroopers, lead by Kurt Steiner and aided by IRA gunman Liam Devlin, land in south-eastern England. Their mission: To kidnap Winston Churchill from a local mansion where he is relaxing and bring him back to England...or die trying. All goes well until one of the paratroopers dies while rescuing a village girl and his German uniform is revealed. Steiner and his men soon finding themselves facing off against American Army Rangers. Despite, the defeat of his men, Steiner is able to get to the mansion and into an encounter that could change the course of the war.
This movie is from the novel by Jack Higgins.
--Matthew W. Kresal, Resident Scholar
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|Analysis of The Eagle Has Landed|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Composition of Movie
Actual chase scenes or violence - 40%
Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives - 40%
Feelings, relationships, character bio/development - 20%
Time/Era of Movie:
- Special Forces
- WW II
- infantry soldier
- short/standard straight (man)
- average (man)
Events of movie makes character more...
How sensitive is this character?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Average intelligence
- average physique
Secondary Main Character
- brunette (Brown)
- (man) short/standard wavy
- average build (man)
How much in movie?
- enemy army
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- White (American)
- fort/military installation
Accounts of torture and death?
- gory visuals of deaths
Movie makes you feel...
- very happy
How many deaths in film?
Kind of violence:
- land battles
- hand to hand
Unusual forms of death
- Occasional swearing
If this is a kid's movie...
- Ages 10-15
If Soundtrack VERY NOTICEABLE...
Is this movie based on a
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