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Andrew V. McLaglen
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Eva Marie Saint,
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Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
The Australian video-cassette sleeve notes state: "Such was the secrecy surrounding events which are now depicted in "The Sea Wolves" that it was only in 1978 [two years before this movie was made] that the facts about this carefully guarded operation could be made public following the lifting of restrictions under the [British] Official Secrets Act" whilst the Australian DVD sleeve notes say this movie is the " . . . retelling of true wartime exploits hidden until the 1978 British Official Secrets Act lifted security restrictions." See more »
Amongst the vehicles the team uses at Goa is a grey Hillman Minx of a type not marketed until at least 1953. See more »
Yes, Peck had a hard time with holding a British accent, Costner's Robin Hood didn't even try.
Yes, there were a bunch of older actors in it, it's about older characters.
No, it doesn't have an explosion a minute or a bunch of hard bodied guys or gorgeous babes, that's not what this movie is about and it doesn't need them.
It's about a bunch of geezer who, despite being a bit over the hill, still have some sense of adventure and a bit of fight left in them.
When viewed from that perspective this movie does the job very well.
It doesn't need the repeated and obviously fake explosions and computer generated torn body parts that seems to be the requisite for contemporary adventure films. It's a relatively subdued spinning of a yarn based (loosely, I suppose) on a true story.
It's heartwarming to watch the bunch of old soldiers (admitedly, not too much older than myself) pull it together one more time.
On one of those cold, bleak winter afternoons when you're feeling that you might have missed out on a few of life's adventures, watch this movie and let yourself think, maybe, just maybe there's still a chance to live them.
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