Involuntarily-retired Colonel Hyde recruits seven other dissatisfied ex-servicemen for a special project. Each of the men has a skeleton in the cupboard, is short of money, and is a service-trained expert in his field. The job is a bank robbery, and military discipline and planning are imposed by Hyde and second-in-command Race on the team, although civilian irritations do start getting in the way. Written by
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The army raid is inspired partly by a real IRA raid when IRA members impersonated officers and stole weapons from a barracks. See more
Race reads the note accompanying his envelope in close-up holding the letter in his left hand and lifting the halved banknote with his right. The shot changes, and he is holding the letter just in his right hand. See more
It's like being in school.
I sincerely hope not.
Referenced in The Wrong Arm of the Law
The Soldiers of the Queen
written and composed by Leslie Stuart See more