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The Inglorious Bastards (ItalianQuel maledetto treno blindato, literally: "That damned armored train") is a 1978 Italian war film directed by Enzo G. Castellari, written by Sandro ContinenzaSergio Grieco, Franco Marotta, Romano Migliorini, and Laura Toscano, and starring Bo SvensonPeter HootenFred WilliamsonMichael Pergolani, and Jackie Basehart. Thefilm score was written by Francesco De Masi.


In France during World War II, a group of American soldiers are in the process of being shipped off to military prison for a variety of infractions, ranging from desertion to murder. While they are being transported, a German air attack hits the convoy, killing most of the prisoners but allowing the five surviving prisoners to fight off the escorting MPs and escape.

The group decides to make their escape to neutral Switzerland, but on the way they end up volunteering for a commando mission to steal the new prototype gyroscope for the Nazi V2 with help of the French Resistance. Somehow the team must sneak onto the most heavily guarded train in German territory, steal the Nazis' most precious military hardware, and bring it back to the Allies without getting arrested again by their own side.