The Rat Patrol (1966–1968)
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The One That Got Away Raid 

The Rat Patrol is assigned a rescue mission to save Oberleutnant Gustaf Friedrich Luden, a German defector code-named "buttercup," whose cover may have been exposed. As a bonus, Luden will turn over the latest German secret codes.

Director:

Robert Sparr

Writers:

Tom Gries (creator), Ellis Kadison
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
Christopher George ... Sgt. Sam Troy
Gary Raymond ... Sgt. Jack Moffitt
Eric Braeden ... Capt. Hans Dietrich (as Hans Gudegast)
Lawrence P. Casey ... Pvt. Mark Hitchcock (as Lawrence Casey)
Justin Tarr ... Pvt. Tully Pettigrew
Alan Bergmann Alan Bergmann ... Krieg
Jack Colvin ... Luden
Charles Maxwell Charles Maxwell ... Prochek
Walter Friedel Walter Friedel ... Durst
Walter Alzmann Walter Alzmann ... Coppel
Chris Anders Chris Anders ... Stumpf
Manfred Lating Manfred Lating ... Soldier
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The Rat Patrol is assigned a rescue mission to save Oberleutnant Gustaf Friedrich Luden, a German defector code-named "buttercup," whose cover may have been exposed. As a bonus, Luden will turn over the latest German secret codes.

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Genres:

Action | Adventure | Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

9 January 1967 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Spain

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

This raid marks the return to the series of its third-billed star Eric Braeden, who was absent from the previous seven episodes. During his furlough, he guest starred in Mission: Impossible: The Short Tail Spy (1966). See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Sgt. Sam Troy: [looking at a photograph of a Nazi soldier in uniform] So this is "Buttercup"?
Prochek: Oberleutnant Gustaf Friedrich Luden. Ex-group leader in the Afrika Korps, captain of the first twelve-day campaign. And the first of what Command hopes will be the first of many German defectors who are fed up with Hitler, and have the guts to do something about it.
Sgt. Sam Troy: And you want us to go in and bring him out as soon as possible?
Prochek: Exactly. Besides the fact the Germans may be onto Luden, we have a practical ...
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