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March 1970 (USA) See more »
Breaking into Red China someone has to end the madness... See more »
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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  (in credits order)

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)

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
Gary White .... third assistant director (uncredited)
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)
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
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15 (new rating: 2001) | Netherlands:18 (1970) | Norway:18 | UK:A | USA:M
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Noisy action , pursuits , explosions and thrills in this jungle warfare film, 20 August 2013
Author: ma-cortes from Santander Spain

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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