The Dirty Dozen: The Fatal Mission is the third 1988 television chapter in the popular men on a mission war saga, from director Lee H. Katzin. A rugged WWII actioner concerning an experienced officer, Major Wright (Telly Savalas), who is assigned by General Sam Worden (Ernest Borgnine) to train a dropout group of murderers, criminals and rapists who get a chance to redeem themselves for a dangerous assault on a railway locomotive, the Orient Express. They are a bunch of dispensable characters with no past and no future. Wright reprieves a bunch of Death Row inmates, forges them into a two-fisted fighting unit and leads them on a deadly assignment into Nazi territory, but there is a traitor in the team. The prisoners are oddballs, rag-tag and undisciplined gang - a large cast formed by Erik Strada, Mancini, Ernie Hudson, Ricardo Yniguez, under command a sergeant (Jeff Conaway) and a lieutenant (Heather Thomas).