George C. Scott recreates his role as General George S. Patton in this 1986 film The Last Days of Patton. Following the end of World War II, General Patton is seriously injured in a car accident and not expected to survive. The story of these last few month of the General's life offers further insight, and some closure, to an interesting and complicated man.
As a result of publicly defending ex-Nazi government officials, General Eisenhower removes Patton from his position and puts him in charge of writing the military history. On the eve of retiring, an accident causes him to flashback on his life.
Sixteen years after his Oscar-winning performance as General Patton, actor George C. Scott once again played the famous military leader in this made-for-TV-movie. "The Last Days of Patton" explores the final years of the officer's life, when he fell out of grace with President Dwight D. Eisenhower. After his command of the 3d Army division was stripped by the commander-in-chief, Patton felt much of his ego go right along with it, and numerous other troubles followed...
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Aired originally on the CBS Television Network as a Chrysler Showcase presentation September 14, 1986.