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The Sea Wolves (1980)

 -  Action | History | War  -  5 June 1981 (USA)
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A true WW2 story: the British must attack a German ship but it's safe in neutral Goa. So they send civilians, ex-soldiers about 60 years old.

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Charlie Wilton
Patrick Allen ...
Colin Mackenzie
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Trompeta
Robert Hoffmann ...
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George Mikell ...
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Jürgen Andersen ...
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Bernard Archard ...
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Martin Benson ...
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In March 1943, in the World War II, the Germans use the neutral harbor of the Portuguese colony of Mormugoa to transmit information to a U-Boat about the allied ships to sink them in international waters. In Calcutta, the British Intelligence assigns Colonel Lewis Pugh and Captain Gavin Stewart to spy in Goa and they discover that there are three German vessels anchored in the area and the famous spy Trompeta is based in Goa. They kidnap Trompeta to interrogate him but Lewis accidentally kills the spy after fighting with him in the runaway car. Meanwhile Gavin has one night stand with the gorgeous and elegant Mrs. Cromwell, who is the partner of Trompeta. They fail in their mission, but Lewis and Gavin convince their chief to use the veterans from Calcutta Light Horse led by the retired Colonel W.H. Grice to travel to Goa on board of the old ship Phoebe, pretending to be drunken businessmen on holiday. They prepare to destroy the Ehrenfels and the two other Nazi radio ships and get ... Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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The Last Charge of the Calcutta Light Horse

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This movie is set in 1943. The real Calcutta Light Horse disbanded a few years later around 1946 - 1947 when India gained its independence. See more »

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Amongst the vehicles the team uses at Goa is a grey Hillman Minx of a type not marketed until at least 1953. See more »

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Jack Cartwright: [as Grice drives full speed toward the club] If we're going for a drink, I want to be alive to enjoy it!
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Retired British veterans retire German shipping.
5 August 2002 | by (Milwaukee, WI) – See all my reviews

A neutral Portugese port in India has three German cargo ships in it. One of them is believed to contain a hidden short wave radio that is transmitting the locations of British war ships to U-Boats, costing the British Navy dearly in the Indian Ocean. Because the port is neutral, Allied forces are not allowed to enter and destroy the radio. A plan is finally devised to use aged retired members of the, no longer in use, Calcutta Light Horse, who are now enjoying the joys of civilian life. But, is there really a radio in the harbor? If so, which ship is it on? This is quite an entertaining film, especially for those who enjoy (and remember) Gregory Peck, David Niven, Trevor Howard, and many many more British actors.


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