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Director:
Writers:
Alistair MacLean (novel)
Robin Chapman (screenplay)
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Release Date:
8 December 1978 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
The Odds Against Them Were 10,000 to 1...But What the Hell! See more »
Plot:
During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Enjoyable Boys Own Romp. See more (70 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Robert Shaw ... Mallory

Harrison Ford ... Barnsby

Barbara Bach ... Maritza

Edward Fox ... Miller

Franco Nero ... Lescovar

Carl Weathers ... Weaver

Richard Kiel ... Drazak
Alan Badel ... Petrovitch

Michael Byrne ... Schroeder
Philip Latham ... Jensen

Angus MacInnes ... Reynolds (as Angus Macinnes)

Michael Sheard ... Sgt. Bauer
Petar Buntic ... Marko
Leslie Schofield ... Interrogation Officer 1
Anthony Langdon ... Interrogation Officer 2 (as Antony Langdon)
Richard Hampton ... Interrogation Officer 3
Paul Humpoletz ... Sgt. Bismark
Dicken Ashworth ... Nolan
Christopher Malcolm ... Rogers
Nick Ellsworth ... Salvone
Jonathan Blake ... Oberstein
Roger Owen ... Blake
Frances Mughan ... Force Ten Team
Mike Sirett ... Force Ten Team
Graeme Crowther ... Force Ten Team (as Graham Crowther)
Jim Dowdall ... Force Ten Team
Michael Osborne ... Naval Lieutenant
Edward Peel ... MP Driver
Michael Josephs ... German Storeman
Jürgen Andersen ... Engineer 1 (as Jurgen Andersen)
David Gretton ... Engineer 2
Paul Jerricho ... Lieutenant (as Paul Jerrico)
Edward Kalinski ... Young German Soldier
Robert Gillespie ... Sergeant
Wolf Kahler ... German Soldier
Hans Kahler ... Pilot
Ramiz Pasic ... Mallory's Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Allen ... Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Paul Angelis ... Lieutenant (voice) (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... German (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Mallory (voice) (uncredited)
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Directed by
Guy Hamilton 
 
Writing credits
Alistair MacLean (novel)

Robin Chapman (screenplay)

Carl Foreman (screen story)

Produced by
David W. Orton .... associate producer
John R. Sloan .... co-producer
Anthony B. Unger .... co-producer
Oliver A. Unger .... producer
Carl Foreman .... executive producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Ron Goodwin 
 
Cinematography by
Christopher Challis (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Raymond Poulton 
 
Casting by
Irene Lamb 
 
Production Design by
Geoffrey Drake 
 
Art Direction by
Fred Carter 
 
Costume Design by
Emma Porteous 
 
Makeup Department
Colin Jamison .... chief hairdresser
Peter Robb-King .... chief makeup
 
Production Management
Donko Buljan .... production manager: Yugoslav unit
Nigel Wooll .... production manager
Jere Henshaw .... executive in charge of production (uncredited)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Milos Antic .... assistant director: Yugoslav unit (as Misa Autic)
Bert Batt .... assistant director
Andy Armstrong .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Kieron Phipps .... third assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Terry Apsey .... construction manager
Veljko Despotovic .... art director: Yugoslav unit (as Velko Despotovic)
Jack Heather .... construction manager
Tony Teiger .... property master
Dick Budden .... sculptor (uncredited)
Ron Burkett .... stand-by painter (uncredited)
Bryn Siddall .... property buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
Dino Di Campo .... sound editor
Robin Gregory .... sound recordist
Derek Holding .... sound editor
Bob Jones .... dubbing mixer
William Trent .... sound editor (as Bill Trent)
Doug E. Turner .... dubbing mixer (as Doug Turner)
Terry Sharratt .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
René Albouze .... special effects supervisor (as Rene Albouze)
Giuseppe Carozza .... special effects supervisor
Peter Hutchinson .... special effects supervisor
Zdravko Smojver .... special effects: Yugoslav unit (as Zdravko Smojnec)
Mario Cassar .... special effects foreman: Malta (uncredited)
Marijan Karoglan .... special effects assistant: Yugoslavia (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Robin Browne .... visual effects cameraman
Geoffrey Drake .... visual effects designer
 
Stunts
Eddie Stacey .... stunt arranger (as Eddie Stacy)
Jim Dowdall .... stunt double: Harrison Ford (uncredited)
Valentino Musetti .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Freddie Cooper .... second unit cameraman (as Fred Cooper)
John Palmer .... main unit camera operator
Dennis Fraser .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
John Brady .... wardrobe supervisor
Marko Cerovac .... wardrobe chief: Yugoslav unit (as Marko Cerovec)
 
Editorial Department
Phil Sanderson .... assistant editor
Frederick Wilson .... editorial adviser (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Ron Goodwin .... conductor
 
Other crew
Vicki Deason .... production assistant
Cheryl Leigh .... continuity
Albert Galea .... accountant (uncredited)
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"Alistair MacLean's Force 10 from Navarone" - USA (poster title)
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Runtime:
118 min | 126 min (restored version)
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Peru:PT | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 (cut) | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:12 (tv re-rating) | UK:12 (video re-rating) (2005) | UK:15 (video rating) (1986) (1991) | USA:PG (Certificate #25070) | West Germany:12
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Trivia:
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 »
Goofs:
Continuity: Continuity with "The Guns of Navarone": Mallory and Miller are shown at the beginning of this film being picked up by the Royal Navy ships passing Navarone. In that scene, they are wearing German uniform jackets. They discarded those jackets while they were in the gun cave at the end of "The Guns of Navarone".See more »
Quotes:
Mallory:[after an unexpected delay in Miller's explosives]
[notices the dam hasn't collapsed yet]
Mallory:Miller! That useless git!
Barnsby:[shocked] It didnt...
Mallory:What?
Barnsby:[yelling] It didn't work!
Mallory:Yes I know it didn't work!
Barnsby:Well let's get out of here!
Mallory:Yeah let's get out of here, when I see Miller I'm going to ring his useless neck!
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15 out of 15 people found the following review useful.
Enjoyable Boys Own Romp., 3 November 2002
Author: KEVMC from Rugby, UK.

Some time after the successful mission to destroy the huge guns on the island of Navarone, Mallory and Miller are sent to Yugoslavia to kill Nikolai, a German agent who nearly blew the Navarone operation, and who has now infiltrated the Partisans. To get there they are attached to Force 10 led by Col. Barnsby, who have their own mission to destroy a vital bridge. From the outset things go wrong, as they steal a Lancaster from an airfield in Termoli, are joined by Sgt. Weaver (escaping US MP's), then get shot down, bail out, and are captured by Chetniks who are loyal to the Germans.

By the time this sequel to 'The Guns Of Navarone' was made, 17 years had passed. Gregory Peck and David Niven were too old to reprise their roles, so Robert Shaw and Edward Fox took over. Harrison Ford, fresh from 'Star Wars', played Col. Barnsby, Franco Nero signed on as Nikolai, and Richard Kiel, Barbara Bach, and Carl Weathers all came from recent box office hits - the former two from 'The Spy Who Loved Me', the latter from 'Rocky'. Guy Hamilton was hired to direct (Goldfinger, Battle of Britain, Live and Let Die etc.)

This film has been much maligned over the years, somewhat unfairly. It could never hope to emulate its predecessor, and therefore takes a different approach. While 'Guns' had a taut, serious tone, this adopts a more tongue in cheek feel. Some of the interplay between Shaw and Fox is quite deadpan and amusing, with the actors obviously not taking proceedings too seriously. Harrison Ford looks uneasy at the start, but settles into his role as things progress. The use of the stunning Yugoslavian countryside gives the film a unique feel, and it appears to have had a decent budget. The score harks back to the type of Boys Own adventures that were so popular a decade earlier.

There are some flaws, yes. Possibly more tension could have been injected at some points, and Mallory seems to have lost the ability to speak fluent German since 'Guns'. It's not in the same league as that film or the marvellous 'Where Eagles Dare', but it's an enjoyable way to pass a couple of hours on a cold, wet winters' night.



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