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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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Drama | War

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Rated PG-13 for war violence and brief language | See all certifications »
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27 January 1971 (France)  »

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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 Murphy is taxiing the Amphibian out for the first time, he is an absolute novice and does not know how to take off. In making long taxi runs with the aircraft his cockpit is inundated with spray from the river yet in a closeup of Murphy's face, he is bone dry. See more »

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Hayden: You were in a coma. It was probably an alligator.
Murphy: This alligator had guns sticking from its nostrils!
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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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