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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

According to am Aug/07 interview in the Mail by Sian, Warren Beatty was offered the role later played by her husband. But he was asking for too much money. 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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Connections

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

Soundtracks

Onward Christian Soldiers
(uncredited)
Music by Arthur Sullivan and lyrics by Sabine Baring-Gould
Sung by Peter O'Toole
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Some of the best flying sequences ever filmed
11 April 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

"Some of the best flying sequences ever filmed". With a leader like that, you couldn't miss it! Sit back, turn up the volume and watch Peter O'Toole's character attempt to lift off an aeroplane when he has never flown one before.

It's the roaring sound of the aeroplane engine that does it. No other movie has given me the same realism of flying, because no other movie produces such a mind numbing loud and realistic engine sound. And when he get's it up in the air, how O'Toole depicts the shear joy of flying. It's all so exciting because of the sense of realism. Remember, turn up the volume.


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