Kelly’s Heroes is a story of U.S. soldiers who sneak across enemy lines to get their hands on a secret stash of $16,000,000 in Nazi treasure during World War II.
It was one of my Dad’d favorite movies, and we’d watch it together regularly. I think I’ve probably seen it over twenty times.
The theme song from the movie was Burning Bridges by the Mike Curb Congregation, which reached number 34 on the Billboard Hot 100 singles chart on March 6, 1971.
My Dad would sing the song a lot, and I heard his record of it many times growing up. Coincidentally, he frequently told me, as I was growing up, that you never want to burn bridges with people.
It was some of the best advice I ever got for business, as well as my personal life. So, that song has double meaning when I hear it – fond memories and good advice from my Dad.
He died on June 12, 2002, and whenever I’ve watched Kelly’s Heroes since then, I can’t help but smile at the many scenes we used to laugh at together.
I think it’s time that I introduce my son to the movie, and to let him know about the importance of not burning bridges.
Kelly’s Heroes is available on Amazon in Blu-Ray, DVD, and Amazon Instant Video.