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Hannibal Brooks

Year:
Duration:
UK:102 min | USA:101 min
Genres:
Comedy | Adventure | War | Action
IMDB rate:
6.9
Director:
Michael Winner
Details
Country: UK
Release Date: 1969-03-21
Filming Locations: Bavaria, Germany
Cast
Actor
Character
Michael J. Pollard
Packy
Wolfgang Preiss
Col. von Haller
Helmut Lohner
Willi
Peter Carsten
Kurt
Karin Baal
Vronia
Ralf Wolter
Dr. Mendel
Jürgen Draeger
Sami (as Jurgen Draeger)
Maria Brockerhoff
Anna
Til Kiwe
Von Haller's Sergeant
Ernst Fritz Fürbringer
Elephant Keeper Kellerman (as Ernst Fritz Furbringer)
Erik Jelde
Zoo Director Stern (as Eric Jelde)
Fred Haltiner
Josef
John Porter-Davison
Geordie (as John Porter Davison)
Terence Sewards
Twilight
James Donald
Padre
Aida the Elephant
Lucy
Peter Böhlke
Old German Captain (uncredited)
Nikki Van der Zyl
Vronia
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Trivia
Karin Baal was dubbed by Nikki Van der Zyl.
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Oliver Reed, in preparation for his role of Hannibal Brooks, spent a whole week working with an elephant keeper in a zoo to learn how to handle Aida the cow elephant, who would be playing Lucy in the film.
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Aida, the Elephant, who plays "Lucy", lived at the Rotterdam Zoo until July 23rd, 1981, when she died at age 46. She arrived in Rotterdam from Thailand on Jul 9th, 1940, at the age of 5 years-old, already trained to obey some human commands in Thai, just 2 months after the Nazi blitz bombing of Rotterdam on May 14th, 1940, which killed over 900 and left over 30,000 homeless. Aida then survived 18 Allied air force bombing runs over Rotterdam from June 1941 to December 1944. Then, Aida survived the Nazi food blockade of the Netherlands until May 1st, 1945, when Allied relief was parachute dropped into Rotterdam. Over 18,000 Dutch citizens starved to death during the famine. Another survivor of the Nazi food blockade was actress Audrey Hepburn who took refuge with her mother's family in Arnhem: Her family survived the famine by beating tulip bulbs into flour and baking tulip bread. Until her death, Aida was a prized performing elephant at the Rotterdam Zoo often appearing before classes of children and responding to her trainer's spoken commands.
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Quotes
Stephen 'Hannibal' Brooks: [on being told the war is over for him] Oh, thank God for that.
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Stephen 'Hannibal' Brooks: [Looking through a hole in the side of the wagon] On a clear day, you can see Mussolini.
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Photos from cast
Oliver Reed John Alderton