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- Nearly half the budget was spent on soldiers and equipment rented from the Spanish army.
- The extreme close-up of Patton's eyes in the opening scene shows the gauze of the false white eyebrows.
- [first lines]
- Patton: Now I want you to remember that no bastard ever won a war by dying for his country. He won it by making the other poor dumb bastard die for his country.
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The movie holds up far better than its detractors guessed - splendidly, in fact - not only thanks to Scott's spellbinding acting, but to the epic imagery, Coppola's (and Edmund North's) highly intelligent script and Schaffner's lucid, perfectly controlled direction.
Still mesmerizes on the strength of George C. Scott's chew-your-behind performance. [5 Nov. 1999, p.6E]
Patton remains to this day one of Hollywood's most compelling biographical war pictures.