It's May 1943 at a US Air Force base in England. The four officers and six enlisted men of the Memphis Belle - a B-17 bomber so nicknamed for the girlfriend of its stern and stoic captain, ... See full summary »
In 1943, in the Russian front, the decorated leader Rolf Steiner is promoted to Sergeant after another successful mission. Meanwhile the upper-class and arrogant Prussian Captain Hauptmann ... See full summary »
Taking place towards the end of WWII, 500 American Soldiers have been entrapped in a camp for 3 years. Beginning to give up hope they will ever be rescued, a group of Rangers goes on a dangerous mission to try and save them.
Mallory and Miller are back. It seems that there was traitor with them at Navarone, whom they thought was executed. But it seems that not only was he not executed, and he was not a traitor but a German spy. Intelligence believes he made it to Yugoslavia and is now with the Partisans. So, Mallory and Miller being the only ones who can positively identify him are sent along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby, who objects to their presence. It seems that Force 10 has a mission of their own which Mallory and Miller know nothing about. When their plane is shot and most of the team is killed, they mistakenly believe that some of the locals they meet are Partisans but in reality are German Allies, so they are taken prisoner, and have to convince the German commander that they are not spies or else they will be killed. Written by
The character of Mallory, played by Robert Shaw in this sequel, was called Captain Jack Mallory in the original The Guns of Navarone (1961) and was played there by Gregory Peck. In this sequel, Mallory has now been promoted to the rank of Major. It was Captain Keith Mallory in the original, not Jack. See more »
Near the end of the movie, an orange electric locomotive is visible. The model, Yugoslav railways class 441, and was not manufactured until the 1960s. See more »
[unwinding string of explosives]
Shit, what's this? Another one of his toys?
[sees rubber snake]
Damn, ain't that something? Dog turds, snakes...
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Opening credits prologue: Somewhere in England 1943 See more »
In the late 70's the war genre saw a revival and Harrison Ford starring in not one but two movies of the period, the romantic drama HANOVER STREET (1979) with Lesley-Anne Down and the more commercial FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE (1978).
Over the years, the film has got some unfair press in my view and is regarded as sub-standard compared to the infinitely more successful GUNS OF NAVARONE. However, the chemistry of all concerned is just right for this film, which involves a group of soldiers trying to blow up a bridge in Yugoslavia and the search for a traitor from the original film's mission.
There are some good action sequences, and the dialogue exchanges between Ford, Edward Fox and the late Robert Shaw are passable. Carl Weathers (coming quick off ROCKY), racism issue aside, still seems out of place in the film, although he has one or two good moments. Barbara Bach and Richard Kiel, hot off THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, are stereotypes.
Ron Goodwin's score keeps the film moving.
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