The Rat Patrol (1966–1968): Season 1, Episode 6 - The Do or Die Raid - full transcript

Expert lock-pick Sgt. Frank Griffin's mission is to substitute a doctored map for the real one within a German officer's locked cabinet. The Rat Patrol's job is to get Griffin in and out of the seaside Nazi compound.

[ Air Hissing ]

[ Machine Gun Fire ]

[ Machine Gun Fire ]

Sergeant Troy, you're dead.

And next time they won't
be shooting over your head.

They'll be real
Germans killing you.

You knew every move
before we made it.

Besides, it was a
bright, moonlit night.

And it'll be a bright,
moonlit night tonight too.

You should have anticipated
every possibility, Sergeant.

I'd like to know why
I'm getting killed.

Well, the fewer people that know this
plan, the less chance there is for a leak.

Now, all you have to know is that
O.S.S. wants you to get me in there...

and back out again in one piece.

We can't even let 'em
know we've been there.

Now, this is the
village we're going into.

Now, we come up from the beach,
go down this street and turn this corner.

Now, we go down this street,
and there'll be two sentries,

one here and one here on top.

We go across this
street, over that wall...

and into this building.

And inside there's a case
with three special locks...

containing German
intelligence maps...

used by the commander of
the panzer group in that sector.

One of those maps
is of the Minfa Oasis.

Where the American
1st Armored is located.

That's right. And that commander
knows that from his maps,

prepared by his
own intelligence.

Now, fortunately for us, that German
commander was just killed in an accident.

And the new commander comes in to take
his place tomorrow morning at 0600 hours.

My job is to open those
locks. I'm an expert at that.

Then we replace that map that shows
the 1st Armored at the Minfa Oasis.

What are you
replacing them with?

I got a specially prepared
duplicate. Look at that.

That couldn't be more
exact if it was made in Berlin.

Look here. It shows the 1st
Armored, and it's no longer there;

that the oasis is
evacuated, undefended.

You think that when the new
commander studies the maps...

You know it. He'll jump at the chance
to relocate his own group at the oasis.

Our heavy antitank stuff'll be there,
waiting for that German armor to show up.

- Beautiful.
- Now, that panzer group spells
trouble to our whole advance,

unless we lure 'em
out and knock 'em off.

And we have pull this switch before that
new commander gets there in the morning.

It's gotta be fast,
accurate and silent.

Anything less and we're dead.

- Okay, Sergeant?
- All right.

We'll get you in there
and take you out.

You just bring
those burglar tools.

[ Air Hissing ]

[ Vehicle Approaching ]

[ Engine Revs ]

[ Groans ]

[ Groans ]


♪♪ [ European Folk ]

♪♪ [ Continues ]

[ Picklock Clatters ]

[ Groans ] What's the matter?


You came out here
with a heart condition?

- Gimme those picklocks. I'll do it myself.
- You can't do it.

I've been working 20 years
with picklocks. You can't do it.

All right. Open it.

You put the lives of
my men on the line.

You knew this could
happen. You knew it.

Let me alone, will
ya? I'm gonna do it.

[ Vehicle Approaching ]

[ Speaking German ]

He wasn't due for six hours.

Perhaps we should tell him.

They're coming in.

[ German ]

[ German ]


[ German ]

We gotta get outta here.

Any suggestions?

- Is it any better, Sergeant?
- Worse.

- I'll never make it... out of this room.
- [ Door Opens ]

[ Woman Speaking German ]

[ Man Speaking German ]

[ Woman Speaking German ]

♪♪ [ European Folk Resumes ]

[ Groans ] What are you doing?

I'm taking you back
into the operations room.

Ah, don't. Troy,
you'll kill him.

That's a chance
I'll have to take.

Just leave me alone.
I can't. Let me die.

You're not gonna die till
you open those cabinet locks.

I can't breathe.

Get up, expert.

Get up, you gutless expert.

See if it's clear.

♪♪ [ Continues ]

[ Chattering In German ]

[ Cocks Gun ]

♪♪ [ Continues ]

Keep an ear out.

[ Creaking ]

♪♪ [ Ends ]

♪♪ [ Resumes ]

♪♪ [ Continues ]

[ Phone Ringing ]

[ Ringing Continues ]

General Seifert.
Ja, Herr Volger.

[ German ]

[ Continues In German ]

[ Handset Settles In Cradle ]

[ Waves Crashing ]

[ Water Sloshing ]

[ Water Sloshing ]

[ Rapid Footsteps ]

It's done. Pick
up Tully and Hitch.

I'll meet you back on the beach.

This is as far as I go.

As soon as they
pass, get outta here.

I'll try and hide till after
the panzers move out.

Beat it.

We'll give them
another five minutes.

Here he comes.

Let me ask you something, Troy.

Did you come back to clear
out a dead body or to save me?

What do you think?

All right. Shake it.

[ Roars ]