In 1942 Czechoslovakia, SS-General Reinhard Heydrich is appointed to become the Reich Protector of Bohemia and Moravia. The terror and oppression that follow cause Allied authorities in London to authorize a secret mission to kill the man who has come to be known as "The Butcher of Prague". The film shows the operation leading up to Heydrich's death as well as the massive German reprisals that followed it.
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Seven ordinary people by everyday standards. Seven heroes by every other measure.
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"This movie was one of the few productions (besides several made in Russia and Yugoslavia) who took the time and the effort of duplicating WW2 German Tiger tanks. (The only other American production who did this was Kelly's Heroes
(1970), until Steven Spielberg
did the same for his movie Saving Private Ryan
(1998).") See more
Both Heydrich and Hitler wear pre-war Nazi Party and SS uniforms throughout most of the film - Heydrich in a black SS uniform with swastika armband and Hitler in a brown Nazi Party jacket. By 1942, when Heydrich was killed, all SS personnel wore field grey uniforms and Hitler had by this time adopted a grey soldier's coat which had replaced his older style brown jacket. See more
[The last time they meet
I never did get that red dress.
And I never saw that football match.
The end credits show what happened to the real people portrayed in the film. See more
BBFC cuts were made to the original UK cinema version to remove blood spurts from a machine gunning. The 1987 video release was uncut. See more
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