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Kelly’s Heroes

Released 1970
Distributor Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

A kinder, gentler Dirty Dozen, the screwball nature of Brian G. Hutton’s Kelly’s Heroes is best summed up by Jack Davis’s typically Mad poster art. Clint Eastwood plays an army grunt with his eye on a cache of German gold who receives able assistance from a motley crew of misfits including Telly Savalas, Don Rickles and Donald Sutherland (living up to his character’s nickname, “Oddball”).

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski and his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories.  Their current release is “Dolemite is My Name” featuring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore. The duo previously created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, Emmy, PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame.  Larry is also a Governor for writers branch, co-chair of the International Feature Film category, and a Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.