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Murphy's War (1971)

PG-13 | | Drama, War | 22 January 1971 (UK)
A lone survivor from a British naval ship is obsessed with getting revenge on a German U-boat crew that massacred his shipmates in the water.

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Storyline

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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World War Two was just ending. World War Murphy is about to begin.

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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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22 January 1971 (UK)  »

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La guerra de Murphy  »

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Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)
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(Eastmancolor) (uncredited)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The part of the U-Boat was played by a Venezuelan submarine, the former USS Tilefish (SS-307). The floating crane was, itself, a former WW2 tank landing craft. See more »

Goofs

(at around 1h 17 mins) There is modern-day traffic on the far right of the screen crossing a high bridge just above the tree-line. See more »

Quotes

Murphy: [as the doctor is about to stick a needle into him] I hope you sharpened it this time.
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Connections

Referenced in The Flying Doctors: Million-Acre Prison (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

My Hat's on the Side of My Head
(uncredited)
Written by Harry M. Woods and Claude Hulbert
Performed by Al Bowlly with Ray Noble and His Orchestra
Played on the gramophone
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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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