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Force 10 from Navarone -- A group of allied commandos, led by Robert Shaw, infiltrate Yugoslavia on a secret mission against the Thrid Reich. Their orders: blow a giant dam in order to crush a strategic bridge held by the Nazis.

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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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Not a classic, but a solid WWII flick See more (78 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 in closing credits)

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 ... 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 make-up
 
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
 
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
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)
 
Music Department
Ron Goodwin .... conductor
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Vicki Deason .... production assistant
Cheryl Leigh .... continuity
Dave Stevens .... technician
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:
Black and White (archive photographs in opening credits) | 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 (MPAA rating: certificate #25070) | West Germany:12

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Trivia:
Alistair MacLean wrote his sequel to The Guns of Navarone (1961) in 1968 when the original movie was fresher in people's minds. It would take another decade for the film adaptation to reach the screen, by which time interest in a sequel had considerably weakened. This might partly account for the film's less than stellar box office performance. (The film made $7 million at US cinemas, as opposed to the $29 million that the first film took.)See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Sgt. Weaver gets out of the MP truck, he removes his combat jacket and is just wearing a shirt; when he boards the Lancaster, he is still just wearing a shirt, as he is whilst on the plane. However, once he's on the ground after jumping, he is wearing a roll neck woolen jumper and a Denison Smock. There isn't time for him to take the clothing from one of the dead soldiers on the plane.See more »
Quotes:
Maj. Schroeder:Ah, tell me what has all this to do with that, uh, suitcase case you keep looking at?
Mallory:Well, that suitcase is full of our penicillin.
Maj. Schroeder:Oh, indeed. Perhaps I could see some it?
Mallory:Certainly, Major. Open it Miller.
Miller:You can't do that here, sir. You'll ruin the lot. You know perfectly well that any contamination will destroy it. It's got to be opened under laboratory conditions.
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11 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Not a classic, but a solid WWII flick, 5 May 2000
Author: sychonic

World War II has spawned so many stories, films, books, songs, TV shows, from garbage to genius, that one could easily spend an a lifetime absorbed in them. Here is a basic WWII movie that tells a very straight forward story about a small group of soldiers trying to blow up a bridge in enemy held territory. It doesn't try to be Bridge on the River Kwai, another film where a small group of special forces travel (on foot I might add) to destroy a bridge important to the enemy forces.

On the plus side is that the action takes place in Yugoslavia, not the setting of too many war movies made in Hollywood, so that gives this some interesting moments (how many movies have Croatian Chetniks in them?). Also, Robert Shaw, good in anything, and Edward Fox have a great rapport, trading lines with impeccable timing. It would be easy to believe they are lifelong friends in real life the way they portray their characters. Harrison Ford gives a solid performance as a young overachieving officer, helping the subplot of the new blood clashing with the old veterans. Barbara Bach is beautiful, but not much other reason for her to be around. Carl Weathers actually gives a nice performance as the rebellious black soldier, implausibly brought along by weirdly improbable circumstances. Facing the fact that the Armed Forces were segregated during WWII, it seems like the makers wanted to have a black included in the movie and had to make up some way to do that, coming up with a ridiculously contrived way to have him along. It's unfortunate they couldn't come up with something better because, though Weathers is likable and his character brings something to the party, they way they did it undermines the plotline.

The action is okay, though the payoff at the end, clever as it is, ultimately fails because of the special effects--they just weren't that well done; they seemed like they came from a grade b movie.

If you've seen some WWII movies like A Bridge Too Far, Kelly's Heros, Battle of the Bulge, the Devil's Brigade, or Where Eagles Dare and liked them, definitely give this one a try. Not a classic, but a decent addition to the crowd.

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