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Murphy's War (1971)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, War  |  22 January 1971 (UK)
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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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The airplane itself, a Grumman Duck, that was used in the movie and flown by Frank Tallman, can now be seen on static display at US Air Force Museum in Dayton, Ohio. 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

Hayden: Turn around!
Murphy: Do you not have a gentleman doctor?
Hayden: Turn around!
Murphy: Yes Sir.
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Referenced in The Flying Doctors: Million-Acre Prison (1986) See more »

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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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