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The Bofors Gun (1968)

 -  Drama  -  22 September 1968 (USA)
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A national service NCO (David Warner) who comes face to face with an embittered Irish Gunner (Nicol Williamson) who is determined to humiliate him.

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O'Rourke
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Flynn
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Terry "Lance Bar" Evans
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Sgt. Walker
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Featherstone
Barry Jackson ...
Shone
Richard O'Callaghan ...
Rowe
Donald Gee ...
Crowley
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NAAFI Girl
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Lt. Packering
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Pvt. Samuel (cook)
John Herrington ...
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A national service NCO (David Warner) who comes face to face with an embittered Irish Gunner (Nicol Williamson) who is determined to humiliate him.

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Gunner O'Rourke was sick of being pushed around. So he pushed back.

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22 September 1968 (USA)  »

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El cañón Bofors  »

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£4,000,000 (estimated)
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Donald Gee + Barry Jackson had acted in the original stage play. See more »

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Featured in The Unforgettable John Thaw (2012) See more »

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The Last Mile Home
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Written by Walton Farrar and Walter Kent
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22 February 2002 | by (Washington, DC) – See all my reviews

John Thaw (Inspector Morse) was in this movie which is why I'm here. He died just recently and I was doing a little research. I saw this movie about 30 years ago so I'm hazy on the details. What I remember is that the movie had very little to do with that particular piece of military hardware. Instead, the actors basically stood around and vented their feelings at each other. This was a popular style of theater back then. We were all going to be honest with each other and say what we felt. While this is OK under certain circumstances; it tends to make for a very dull movie, especially when most of the expressed feelings sound unpleasant and mean spirited. I don't think I'd watch it again unless I was terminally bored.


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