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Murphy's War (1971)

 -  Drama | War  -  27 January 1971 (France)
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Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He lands on the shore somewhere on the river Orinoco delta and ... See full summary »

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Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He lands on the shore somewhere on the river Orinoco delta and begins to plot his vengeance. He wishes to sink the U-Boat that has floated up by means of any method imaginable to him, and sets about to make the courageous attempt, assisted by Louie, the islands Government Administrator. Written by <arezis@ntplx.net>

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Rated PG-13 for war violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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This movie's title "Murphy' War" is a play on words of the epigram (or adage) "Murphy's Law" that says, "Anything that can go wrong will go wrong." See more »

Goofs

When the submarine is submerged and stuck on the bank she tries to reverse off and you can hear her diesel engines revving which is impossible as no snorkel was above the surface. Only the electric motors could have been used. See more »

Quotes

Murphy: Louis, the doctor lady... she's a Quaker. That's like bein' a bloody nun, isn't it?
Brezan: No, I don't think so.
Murphy: Why couldn't she be any young nurse? Something practical!
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Very different war movie
10 October 2000 | by (Umea, Sweden) – See all my reviews

I´ve happened to see this film quite a few times over the years. It´s still one of the best I´ve seen, thanks to the great acting from Peter O'Toole and the other cast too.

The story itself, is maybe not too complex, but the excellent acting makes this one very different. Peters way of portraying someone totally consumed with the idea of revenge, is awesome.. and that accent of his is always nice :-)


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