Garrison's Gorillas was an ABC TV series broadcast from 1967 to 1968; a total of 26 hour-long episodes were produced. It was inspired by the 1967 film The Dirty Dozen, which featured a similar scenario of training Allied prisoners for World War II military missions. This action series focused on a motley group of commandos recruited from stateside prisons to use their special skills against the Germans in World War II. They had been promised a parole at the end of the war if they worked out. And if they lived. The alternative was an immediate return to prison. If they ran, they could expect execution for desertion. The four were: Actor (Cesare' Danova) a handsome, resonant-voiced con man; Casino (Rudy Solari), a tough, wiry safe-cracker and mechanic; Goniff (Christopher Cary) a slender, likable Cockney cat burglar; and Chief (Brendan Boone) a rugged, somber American Indian who handled a switchblade like he was born to it. Led by West Pointer First Lt. Craig Garrison (Ron Harper) and headquartered in a secluded mansion in England, this slippery group ranged all over Europe in exploits that often took them behind enemy lines.
REGULAR ED. DVD SPECS (26 Color episodes + Unaired Pilot episode)
2 episodes per DVD;
Good 7.8- 8.12 "VCR" quality!
Video Format: Normal Screen
Special Features: None
Language Tracks: English
Subtitle Tracks: None
Region Code: 0 (Region-Free - Plays Worldwide)
DVD Format: Format-Free DVD-R (Plays in PAL and NTSC DVD players)
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Note: the series is the best available, although not as good quality as 12 O'clock High or The Gallant Men. At least the series is complete as others sellers have missing episodes or horrible quality. Right now this is the best set available for Garrison's Gorillas. We will keep an eye open for a better set, until then this is it.