The Last Grenade (1970)

M  |   |  Drama, War  |  March 1970 (USA)
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.3/10 from 117 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 9 critic

Two soldiers of fortune, Harry Grigsby and Kip Thompson, used to be the best of friends when they fought side by side in the Congo. But now Kip has changed sides and Grigsby does not ... See full summary »



(screenplay), (adaptation), 2 more credits »
0Check in
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

In a period when many thought that "the only good Indian is a dead Indian," Chief Joseph and the Nez Perce won the admiration of the American Public.

Director: Richard T. Heffron
Stars: James Whitmore, Sam Elliott, Ned Romero
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5/10 X  
Director: Robert D. Webb
Stars: Ken Scott, Letícia Román, Dave King
Women of Valor (TV Movie 1986)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Story of a group of U.S. Army nurses in the Philippines during World War II who are captured and imprisoned by Japanese troops during the invasion of the Philippines.

Director: Buzz Kulik
Stars: Susan Sarandon, Kristy McNichol, Alberta Watson
Desert Patrol (1958)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A small British army team is sent to destroy a German petrol dump as part of the preparation for a major attack in the North African campaign. Whilst they are there they spot a large number... See full summary »

Director: Guy Green
Stars: Richard Attenborough, John Gregson, Michael Craig
The Games (1970)
Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

Four marathon runners (one from England, one from the U.S., a Czech and an Australian Aborigine) prepare to run in the Olympic games. The film follows each one and shows what their motivations are for running in the games.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Michael Crawford, Ryan O'Neal, Charles Aznavour
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

An anachronistic martinet RSM on a remote Colonial African army caught in a local coup d'etat must use his experience to defend those in his care.

Director: John Guillermin
Stars: Richard Attenborough, Jack Hawkins, Flora Robson
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

During WW II, British commandos visit occupied Holland to keep a fortune in diamonds out of Nazi hands. Tense action follows as Anna, Jan and their colleagues play cat and mouse with the ... See full summary »

Director: Michael McCarthy
Stars: Peter Finch, Eva Bartok, Tony Britton
Gemini (2003)
Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

Lars lives a life dedicated to his disabled mother and his job at a petrol station. The only light in his life is Julie, who lives in the same building as he does, and who often comes by ... See full summary »

Director: Fabian Wullenweber
Stars: Janus Nabil Bakrawi, Trine Dyrholm, Karen-Lise Mynster
Action | Adventure | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Experienced British spy must retrieve a defecting Soviet scientist from Turkey. When a pretty female innocent bystander gets kidnapped by mistake by his enemies, he feels responsible and decides to help her as well.

Director: Peter Collinson
Stars: Stanley Baker, Geraldine Chaplin, Donald Pleasence
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After claiming his daughter's childhood-sweetheart killed the marshal, one man finds himself in conflict with his daughter, his fiancée and many of the townsfolk.

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Fred MacMurray, Margaret Hayes, Robert Vaughn
Project X (1968)
Mystery | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A spy is brought back from cryogenic suspension after being almost killed in a plane crash returning from a mission to learn about a deadly new weapon being developed in the East. But the ... See full summary »

Director: William Castle
Stars: Christopher George, Greta Baldwin, Henry Jones
Breakout (1959)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

Drama set in an Italian prisoner of war camp during World War 2, where a group of British soldiers find their plans for escape thwarted by a mysterious traitor in their midst.

Director: Don Chaffey
Stars: Richard Todd, Bernard Lee, Michael Wilding


Cast overview:
Maj. Harry Grigsby
Kip Thompson
Katherine Whiteley
Gen. Charles Whiteley
Joe Jackson
Andrew Keir ...
Gordon Mackenzie
Ray Brooks ...
Lt. David Coulson
Andy Royal
Terry Mitchell


Two soldiers of fortune, Harry Grigsby and Kip Thompson, used to be the best of friends when they fought side by side in the Congo. But now Kip has changed sides and Grigsby does not forgive him for what he regards as a betrayal, all the more as Thompson now turns his guns against Grigsby's troops and, accordingly, against his former friend. While he is London recovering from tuberculosis, Rigby is assigned a new mission that he gladly accepts: to eliminate Thompson, now in Hong Kong causing tensions with neighboring China by creating border incidents... Written by Guy Bellinger

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Someone has to pull the pin on The Last Grenade See more »


Drama | War


M | See all certifications »




Release Date:

March 1970 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

5 Disperati duri a morire  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Production Co:

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:



Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »

Did You Know?


Richard Attenborough (General Charles Whiteley) would later direct John Thaw (Terry Mitchell) in both Cry Freedom (1987) and Chaplin (1992). See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Noisy action , pursuits , explosions and thrills in this jungle warfare film
20 August 2013 | by (Santander Spain) – See all my reviews

Lame mercenary movie which depends on its name stars . There are thrills , a love story , revenge , chases , emotion and explosions galore . This is a story of vendetta played by familiar faces against the background of the adventures of a bunch of mercenaries led by Major Grigsby . As two soldiers of fortune , Harry Grigsby (Stanley Baker of Zulu) and Kip Thompson (Alex Cord of Mafia) , used to be the best of friends when they battle side by side in Africa . Their mission meets an unexpected turn when Harry is betrayed by their backers . As Thompson double-crosses Grigsby and this one seeks vengeance . While he is London healing from illness , Harry falls in love for gorgeous wife (Honor Blackman of Goldfinger) of a British General (Richard Attenborough of The great escape). Then Harry and his group (Andrew Keir , John Thaw , Julian Glover , Rafer Johnson) are assigned a new mission that they happily accept : to kill Thompson , now in Hong Kong causing disputes with neighboring China by creating frontier tensions . As Harry and his team breaking into Red China someone has to end the madness .

This warlike film packs adventures, large-scale blow-up , routine plot , and lots of action for the most part , but packs also too much dialogue . It's an average mix of action-packed , adventure , romance , thriller and wartime genre . Middling screenplay by Kenneth Ware based on the novel titled "The Ordeal of Major Grigsby" by John Sherlock . Other chief excitements about the movie, will be in the intervention of famous British secondaries who realize professionally competent interpretations , some of them with no more than a line or two to say such as Andrew Keir of ¨Quatermass and pit¨ , John Thaw of ¨The Sweeney¨ and ¨Julian Glover of ¨Game of thrones¨ . Cinematography by Alan Hume is quite nicely , capturing the atmosphere of everywhere , as it was filmed on location in Hong Kong, China , Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England and Spain ; however being necessary a right remastering. Atmospheric as well as evocative musical score by John Dankworth . The motion picture was regularly directed by Gordon Flemyng , father of actor, Jason Flemyng .Gordon directed several episodes of famous series such as ¨The Saint¨ , ¨The Bill¨, ¨Taggart¨ , ¨Avengers¨ and occasionally for cinema such as ¨Doctor Who and the Daleks¨ , ¨Daleks' Invasion Earth: 2150 A.D.¨ , ¨Just for fun¨, ¨Catherine the great¨ and ¨The Split¨ .

2 of 2 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
where can i find this movie? oct181975
dvd release cancelled? andydroon
American DVD Rel. HarrisOR8
Discuss The Last Grenade (1970) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: