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Post by Potsdamerplatz » 02 Aug 2007 13:45

After more than 2 months without a new question, allow me to set for everyone:

In the movie "Five Graves To Cairo" - what is the secret of Rommel's five graves and how does the British Corporal find out?

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Post by Potsdamerplatz » 15 Aug 2007 16:46

Potsdamerplatz wrote:After more than 2 months without a new question, allow me to set for everyone:

In the movie "Five Graves To Cairo" - what is the secret of Rommel's five graves and how does the British Corporal find out?


An extra clue: The movie is set in Egypt obviously and the British corporal discovers the secret from looking at a map. The secret of the five graves is hidden on the map, 5 letters making up the word C A I R O mark something hidden at each of the 5 locations which will help Rommel win the desert war and it's something the British have no idea he has this trump-car up his sleeve.... :D

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Post by Frank67 » 27 Oct 2007 09:07

The something hidden in the "five graves" were fuel dumps.

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Post by Potsdamerplatz » 01 Dec 2007 20:31

Frank67 wrote:The something hidden in the "five graves" were fuel dumps.


Correct sir!!! :D

Sorry for the delay in getting back to you all on this one. Please feel free to post a new question.

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Post by Frank67 » 04 Dec 2007 23:40

This movie begins without showing the film company logo, or any other indication that the film is starting. At military bases across the U.S., theater owners reported that soldiers in the audience would often stand up and snap to attention when they heard the movie's opening line ("Ten-hut!"), assuming it to be a real call to attention. What movie is this?

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Post by Potsdamerplatz » 05 Dec 2007 05:41

Frank67 wrote:This movie begins without showing the film company logo, or any other indication that the film is starting. At military bases across the U.S., theater owners reported that soldiers in the audience would often stand up and snap to attention when they heard the movie's opening line ("Ten-hut!"), assuming it to be a real call to attention. What movie is this?


Is it "Full Metal Jacket" ?

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Post by Frank67 » 06 Dec 2007 04:21

Sorry, but that is not correct.

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Post by Potsdamerplatz » 24 Dec 2007 03:42

Frank67 wrote:Sorry, but that is not correct.


Could we have another clue please Frank?

In the meantime I will take another guess at "Biloxi Blues" starring Matthew Broderick and Christopher Walken which is another military movie set in boot camp. :idea:

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Post by Frank67 » 25 Dec 2007 22:41

Merry Christmas to all!

The battle sequences, though not historically accurate, were staged live and full-scale without the special effects of miniatures.
The film won 8 Academy Awards.

And the give-away...the film is biographical.

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Post by arcano » 26 Dec 2007 06:00

Frank67: the movie is "Patton", with George C. Scott.

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Post by Frank67 » 30 Dec 2007 20:08

You are correct sir! Sorry it took so long to get back here.

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Post by arcano » 03 Jan 2008 03:38

Thanks,Frank67,and sorry gentlemen for the time I took.

In the movie"Sahara" with H.Bogart,what's wrong with the german helmets?
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Post by arcano » 14 Jan 2008 03:21

Eleven days have passed and seems no one have any answer,so I give you the solution: in the movie,the germans wear WW1 helmets.
Please feel free to post the next question :wink:
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Post by Potsdamerplatz » 13 Feb 2008 02:22

Here is another question to keep the game going as things have been quiet lately:

Which war movie recreated the cockpit of a US Air Force B-52 Stratofortress bomber completely from guesswork as the production team were refused permission to examine a real plane? The final product was so accurate that the film-makers were investigated by the FBI for possibly obtaining classified information.

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Post by phylo_roadking » 13 Feb 2008 02:33

LOL THAT has to be Doctor Strangelove or "How I learned to love the Bomb and stop worrying"

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