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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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
Noisy action , pursuits , explosions and thrills in this jungle warfare film
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¨ .
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