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Bavaria Studios, Munich (Germany)
Filming dates: March 6, 1978 - May
Sophia Loren (Mara Danelo)
John Cassavetes (Major Joe DeLucca)
George Kennedy (General George S. Patton junior)
Robert Vaughn (Col. Donald Rogers)
Max Von Sydow (Shelley Webber)
Sophia gets top billing but the film does not offer her a great role despite the $1 million she receives for her role.
Sophia's voice is dubbed by Mari Ángeles Herranz (Spanish).
U.S. soldiers serving in Europe are used as extras for a film receiving between $45 and
$60 a day for their work.
Sophia stays at the Hotel Seewirt in Holzöster am See, Austria, during the shooting in Burghausen (because she she doesn't like the only hotel on location) and is ferried in a chauffered BMW to and from the set every day, driving though a little town called Fucking which makes her and her entourage gigle every time.
"We won't mention Sophia Loren's presence, since tshe confines herselft to acting like sorrowful upholstery."
Il Giorno, 17 mar 1979.
"Sophia Loren's case is a good example, since she is placed there to be a star though there is actually no narrative or dramatic
necessity to justify her presence."
Alberto Farassino, La Repubblica, 19 mar 1979.
"Sophia appears as Mara, a woman who has lived with her share of men during the war. She
only serves to brighten the gray scenery of postwar Germany."
Carl Remensky, The Chronicle Telegram, 5 jan 1979
"Miss Loren looks wan; Mr. Von Sydow, Patton's fictitious assassin, looks like a man earning a good salary for a foolish job...
Vincent Canby, New York Times, 22 dec 1978