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Patton (1970)



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George C. Scott delivered the performance of a lifetime in this biographical account of General George S. Patton's involvement in World War II. The film's opening sequence, in which Patton addresses the Third Army in front of a huge American flag, is one of the most evocative images in the history of the movies.

A character drama in the guise of a war movie, Patton's profound insight into its enigmatic character has an uncommon depth to it. Scott and a sharp script bring General Patton to life before our eyes.