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Mosquito Squadron (1969)

G | | War, Drama | 17 January 1970 (UK)
In WW2, a RAF squadron leader mourns the death of a comrade and receives a bombing mission against a secret Nazi V-2 rocket testing facility in France.

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Beth Scott
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David Buck ...
Sqn. Ldr. David 'Scotty' Scott
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Nicky Henson ...
Bryan Marshall ...
Sqn. Ldr. Neale
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Father Bellague
Peggy Thorpe-Bates ...
Mrs. Scott
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Lieutenant Schack
Michael McGovern ...
Flt. Lieutenant Bannister
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Squadron Leader Quint Munroe, an RAF pilot in World War II, has a hard time dealing with the presumed death in action of fellow Sq. Leader David 'Scotty' Scott, whose family practically raised him when he was orphaned, so they were like brothers. RAF Air Commodore Hufford has a crucial task for Quint, who is no longer serving in the squadron: a reconnaissance flight over the château de Charlon, a castle in occupied France, where the Nazis are probably developing a new generation of flying bombs; the defenses are indeed suspiciously tight. When analyzed, the photos show the castle grounds harbor an underground launching tunnel, and Quint gets a nearly impossible precision top-secret mission: select and train a team in only 10 days, when the French underground believes the first launch is planned, to 'aim' a new type of bouncing bomb into the tunnel, to blow up the whole Luftwaffe installation. Quint falls in love with Scotty's young widow Beth Scott, whose crippled brother, Flight ... Written by KGF Vissers

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To save England, he must sacrifice everything he loves.

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Esquadrão Mosquito  »

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Trivia

The opening sequence, borrowed directly from Operation Crossbow, shows cooling towers of nuclear reactor fed electric power plants as part of the skyline of London before the rocket motors of the vengeance weapons cut out. See more »

Goofs

In the scene at the end of the movie when the German tank attacks the escaping British prisoners, it has a large swastika in between the drivers port and the hull machine gun. German panzers did not have large swastikas on the front. See more »

Quotes

Munroe: [Watching Quint come back from talking to Beth] Do you thing I should go to her?
Flt. Lieut. Douglas Shelton: No, I don't think you should go to her! Just let her cry!
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War movie buffs will want to see this one.
31 May 2001 | by See all my reviews

This is not a quality film as far as directing, dialogue, or acting. However, it does have a decent plot-line and a lot of fine footage of the twin-engined British DeHavilland Mosquito light bomber in action. It is rare to see this aircraft in a war film and I therefore recommend that war movie buffs tape this one and keep it in their collection. The plot involves the precision bombing of a French chateau and underground German "V" rocket lab. David McCallum is, as usual, a very like-able character.


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