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8 December 1978 (USA) See more »
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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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The most lethal and expert team in the world , the Force 10 squad, goes back in action See more (81 total) »


  (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

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)
Peter Brace ... MP (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... German (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Drazak (voice) (uncredited)

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
Oliver A. Unger .... producer
Carl Foreman .... executive producer (uncredited)
Anthony B. Unger .... co-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 artist
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 (as Guiseppe Carozza)
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
Eddie Stacey .... stunt arranger (as Eddie Stacy)
Petar Buntic .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Cooper .... stunts (uncredited)
Graeme Crowther .... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Dean .... stunts (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... stunt double: Harrison Ford (uncredited)
Jim Dowdall .... stunts (uncredited)
Nick Hobbs .... stunts (uncredited)
Billy Horrigan .... stunts (uncredited)
Valentino Musetti .... stunts (uncredited)
Eddie Stacey .... stunts (uncredited)
Tip Tipping .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Freddie Cooper .... second unit cameraman (as Fred Cooper)
John Palmer .... main unit camera operator
Denis 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
William Parnell .... assistant editor (uncredited)
Frederick Wilson .... editorial adviser (uncredited)
Location Management
Mladen Cernjak .... location manager
Music Department
Ron Goodwin .... conductor
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
Other crew
Vicki Deason .... production assistant
Cheryl Leigh .... continuity
Albert Galea .... accountant (uncredited)
Dave Stevens .... technician (uncredited)

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Also Known As:
"Alistair MacLean's Force 10 from Navarone" - USA (poster title)
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118 min | 126 min (restored version)
Black and White (archive photographs in opening credits) | Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Argentina:Atp | Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:12 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Peru:Apt | 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 (MPAA rating: certificate #25070) | West Germany:12

Did You Know?

Initially there had been plans to film this movie shortly after The Guns of Navarone (1961) with Gregory Peck and David Niven reprising their roles. Following the success of the original movie producer Carl Foreman asked Alistair MacLean to write a hardcover sequel novel on which a follow-up film would be based, but the author was reluctant to write an entire novel and instead delivered a screen treatment. The film was announced for 1967 but after the script got bogged down in studio development hell MacLean decided to develop the screen treatment as a book and Force 10 from Navarone was published in 1968. Throughout the 1970s Foreman tried to get enough financial backing for the movie and eventually patched together enough money to finance the production from no fewer than five different international sources.See more »
Continuity: During the film, and especially the mission to infiltrate the German supply dump, none of the commandos, including Major Mallory can understand German. This is especially clear when Leskovar insists he must accompany the team to the dump as only he speaks German and, later, when the team is discussing Leskovar's encounter with the German Sergeant in the train car. All of this ignores the fact that this film is a sequel to "The Guns of Navarone" in which Mallory is specifically chosen for the mission because he speaks "German like a German." Alistair MacLean's original stories also support this fact.See more »
Barnsby:Sorry about Marko.
Lescovar:Thank you. It's a risk we all take. He was a brave man and a good friend. Then he got careless.
Mallory:You think that big sergeant spotted him as a partisan?
Barnsby:I can't buy that. The sergeant wasn't that bright.
[to Lescovar]
Barnsby:He saluted you - you're wearing a corporal's uniform. That doesn't rate a salute in the German army.
Mallory:Not in anybody's army. Why do you think he saluted you, Lescovar?
Lescovar:Perhaps he recognized my natural superiority.
Mallory:Yes, perhaps.
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6 out of 7 people found the following review useful.
The most lethal and expert team in the world , the Force 10 squad, goes back in action, 23 December 2012
Author: ma-cortes

This movie sequel to the Guns of Navarone was made and released about eighteen years after that film . Successful warlike picture well acted and finely directed by Guy Hamilton . Thrilling and rousing film is set about two years after the events of Guns of Navarone , in which a valiant and skilled trio , Harrison Ford-Robert Shaw-Edward Fox , is dispatched to a dangerous mission during World War II in Yugoslavia . This powerful , dramatic story from the Alistair McLean novel starts when the commanding staff assigns a mission to several oddly assorted military experts as Mallory , now been promoted to the rank of Major (played by Robert Shaw in this sequel and was his last film completed , he was called Captain Jack Mallory ; in the original was played there by Gregory Peck) and Miller, who has now been promoted to the rank of Sergeant (played by Edward Fox who replaced Ian Bannen ,here was called Corporal Dusty Miller , in the original performed by David Niven) . They are teamed to discover a traitor and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy . The outfit must destroy a huge dam and a bridge that threaten the Allied . To do so , they must sneak throughout the Nazis' noses disguised as German soldiers.

It is one of the most thrilling and moving films set on the years of the Second World War . This interesting wartime picture contains high-powered action-packed , shootouts , explosions , floods , mass slaughter and lots of fun . Fairly decent acting by the star-studded , a traditional all-cast , this Box office hit is a funny , exciting WWII actioner . Common production personnel who worked on or were credited for both this movie sequel and the original The Guns of Navarone included novelist Alistair MacLean , producer-scriptwriter Carl Foreman, production designer Geoffrey Drake, editor Raymond Poulton and production supervisor / production accountant Sidney G. Barnsby . Highlighted by a stirring and thrilling climax with overwhelming action scenes proceeded by a good technician and artistic team. The picture is well set in Yugoslavia and results to be a great super-production with all-star-cast , impressive scenes , shimmer photography and a vibrant sound , the time has increased its value ; despite its releasing was panned by critics . The acting of the interesting characters is believable and convincing , furthermore and enjoyable support cast as Carl Weathers , Franco Nero , Alan Badel , Michael Byrne and it's one of three movies, all made during the mid-late 1970s, that actress Barbara Bach and actor Richard Kiel both appeared , it includes The humanoid , Spy who loved me and Force 10 .

Director Guy Hamilton uses a clip from his earlier film Battle of England when the Messerschmitt attacks the Lancaster bomber and the so-called German Panzer tanks shown at the end of the movie are actually Soviet T-34s - a medium tank produced from 1940 to 1958 . The screenplay has eloquent dialogue , humor , double-crosses , continuous tension and surprising twists that keep the viewer's attention . Sweeping wartime movie epic from the director of 'James Bond's Goldfinger' presents the historic events of hokey manner but it does so fascinatingly . All in all,it's a successful piece of warlike fluff. Although overlong ,has good battle footage , solid acting , breathtaking scenes which help offset a sometimes far-fetched plot, but suffers on television , as the small screen damages its really spectacular images. The soundtrack by French composer Maurice Jarre , Jean Michel Jarre's father , is full of vibrant sound , brings a solemn score, cutting edge, played by an orchestra of wind . Colorful cinematography in glimmer color by Christopher Challis , being filmed on location in Jersey, Channel Islands , Mediterranean Film Studios, Malta , (studio), Montenegro , Plymouth Docks, Plymouth, Devon, England,Shepperton Studios, Shepperton, Surrey, England, UK . Guy Hamilton' filmmaking is absorbent and entertaining , a good job , and the production shoot for this movie went for sixteen weeks . Rating : good but inferior to original , wholesome seeing . This picture should please most action-war-adventure buffs.

Interesting screenplay by Robin Chapman based on a novel by Alistair MacLean . He wrote many best-selling action novels that were turned into often successful movies. When asked to comment on why his stories were so popular he remarked that he always wrote stories that were visual. Since they were easy to imagine when the books were read, they were easy to film . This flick is one of several movies based on an Alistair MacLean novels set in rugged battles during WWII , the first was ¨ Guns of Navarone¨ , after that , it would be ¨ When eagles dare¨ by Brian H Hutton . And subsequently post World War and Cold War as ¨Bear Island¨ by Don Sharp and ¨River of death¨ by Steve Carver ; in addition , two adaptations directed by John Sturges : ¨Ice Station Zebra¨ , ¨The Satan Bug¨.

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