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In the spring of 1942, the New Zealand government presents the U.S. a 70-year-old wooden twin-masted schooner. The US military decides to use the ship to place spies ashore behind Japanese lines. While underway, the ship is commanded by Lieutenant Rip Riddle of the US Navy; while in port, the ship is commanded by Major Simon Butcher of the US Army which leads to many disputes between the two men. Written by
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As much as I liked the movie, I liked the TV series a lot better. Jack Warden really adds something that the movie lacked. I really do wish it was available on VHS or DVD (even in PAL format). I would love to see those episodes again. While "Echo" was apparently the name of the real ship, I liked the name "Kiwi". Somehow it was just a better fit. Also with the series, you got to know the crew better and watched the relationships develop. I can still see, in the first episode, Jack Warden (as Maj. Butcher) seeing the Kiwi for the first time, ordering his driver to turn around and go back to the office. The last episode was mindful of "The African Queen", when the Kiwi was used as a floating bomb to destroy an enemy ship.
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