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The Last Grenade (1970)

M  |   |  Drama, War  |  March 1970 (USA)
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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 »



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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

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Breaking into Red China someone has to end the madness... See more »


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March 1970 (USA)  »

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5 Disperati duri a morire  »

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Richard Attenborough (General Charles Whiteley) and Gerald Sim (Dr. Griffiths) were brothers-in-law in real life. Attenborough was married to Sim's elder sister Sheila Sim from 1945 until his death in 2014. See more »

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19 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it first came out, and it made a BIG impression on me -- because it was so BAD. I remember the ride home listening to my parents in the front seat absolutely trash this thing. There were holes in the plot big enough for a herd of elephants to trample through. My father (normally one of the sweetest men you'll ever meet) worked himself up to the point where he was criticizing the costumes.

As I remember (and it has been 35 years), a platoon is shown heading off into the jungle on a secret mission, and they are all in camouflage, "Except for that idiot," my father exclaims through bursts of laughter, "you know, the guy wearing RED on a secret mission!" And even though I was kind of young, I do remember how wooden the acting was, especially Alex Cord, who had to be one of the worst actors ever.

Bottom line: Good for a few laughs, but there is a reason this one is obscure.

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