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March 1970 (USA) See more »
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Breaking into Red China someone has to end the madness... See more »
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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... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Stanley Baker ... Maj. Harry Grigsby

Alex Cord ... Kip Thompson

Honor Blackman ... Katherine Whiteley

Richard Attenborough ... Gen. Charles Whiteley

Rafer Johnson ... Joe Jackson
Andrew Keir ... Gordon Mackenzie
Ray Brooks ... Lt. David Coulson

Julian Glover ... Andy Royal

John Thaw ... Terry Mitchell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
A.J. Brown ... Governor (uncredited)
Paul Dawkins ... Commissioner Doyle (uncredited)
Sam Kydd ... (uncredited)
Philip Latham ... Adams (uncredited)
Gerald Sim ... Dr. Griffiths (uncredited)
Pamela Stanley ... Governor's Lady (uncredited)
Kenji Takaki ... Te Ching (uncredited)
Neil Wilson ... Wilson (uncredited)
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Directed by
Gordon Flemyng 
 
Writing credits
Kenneth Ware (screenplay)

James Mitchell (adaptation) and
John Sherlock (adaptation)

John Sherlock (novel "The Ordeal of Major Grigsby")

Produced by
René Dupont .... associate producer
Josef Shaftel .... producer
 
Original Music by
John Dankworth 
 
Cinematography by
Alan Hume 
 
Film Editing by
Ann Chegwidden 
Ernest Hosler (uncredited)
 
Art Direction by
Anthony Pratt  (as Tony Pratt)
 
Set Decoration by
Terence Morgan 
 
Costume Design by
Beatrice Dawson 
 
Makeup Department
Wally Schneiderman .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Ron Carr .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Waye .... assistant director
 
Art Department
Tim Hutchinson .... set designer
Cliff Robinson .... chief draughtsperson (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Buster Ambler .... sound mixer
Mike Hopkins .... sound editor (uncredited)
Len Shilton .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Pat Moore .... special effects (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Joe Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harcourt .... camera operator
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roy Ponting .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Music Department
John Dankworth .... conductor
David Lindup .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Jim Brennan .... location manager
Dimitri De Grunwald .... presenter
Marilyn Clarke .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Rita Davison .... continuity (uncredited)
 

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94 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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3 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Smolders and Fizzles, 27 April 2011
Author: R C from United States

The problem with The Last Grenade isn't so much that it's bad, but that it disregards audience expectations. It isn't unreasonable, after all, to expect a movie about mercenaries to contain a fair amount of action. The Last Grenade, however, devotes at least as much attention to a none-too-convincing romantic subplot as to the central rivalry between the characters played by Baker and Cord.

Cord's slightly mad villain is more charismatic than the decidedly unheroic hero, but receives too little screen time to keep the tension going. Even his demise is somewhat of a letdown, with the viewer unaccountably robbed of any explosive, bullet-riddled showdown between the rival groups of mercenaries, so that instead we're given an almost mannered climax that's more of a joke than a catharsis, dramatic music cue notwithstanding.

In less British hands - say, Don Siegel's or Sam Peckinpah's - or maybe John Boorman's or David Lean's, this might have been an unqualified winner; as is, however, it's only a minor, watchable, but ultimately disappointing and mostly actionless actioner.

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