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The Sea Wolves (1980)

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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Colonel W. H. Grice
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'Mrs. Cromwell'
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Major Yogi Crossley
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Wilton
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Colin Mackenzie
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Trompeta
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First Officer (as Jurgen Andersen)
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Mr. Montero
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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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Action | History | War

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5 June 1981 (USA)  »

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Die Seewölfe kommen  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

This movie is a partially fictionalized account of the 1943 covert mission to raid enemy ships at Goa. See more »

Goofs

In the movie, Colonel Pugh carries a S&W Bodyguard revolver, a weapon that was not produced until 1955. See more »

Quotes

Secretary: [finding Melborne doing pushups in his office] Mr. Melborne, what are you doing down there?
Melborne: Having a private heart attack!
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Crazy Credits

Closing credits: Although this film is based on the true exploits of certain members of The Calcutta Light Horse, some fictitious events and characters have been introduced and in those instances, any similarity to actual persons (living or dead) or to actual events is purely coincidental. See more »

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composed by Thomas Augustine Arne
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Jolly good show
18 August 2002 | by (San Diego, California) – See all my reviews

Based on a true story, the Sea Wolves are a geriatric impossible mission team called back to duty after 40 years of retirement with the offer of a dangerous mission that carries no hope of reward or recognition for their efforts. And they jump at the chance!

The movie itself is rather average, but the story is great fun, and more suspensible at times than one might expect. It suffers only from a decidedly 1970s made-for-television feel to the production, though the story is set in 1943. But even this drawback is ameliorated somewhat by closing credits where images of the real-life heroes from World War II are juxtaposed with those of the actors who immortalized their heroism in this film. Well worth watching.


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