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Attack Force Z (1982)

 -  Action | Drama | History  -  June 1982 (USA)
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A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

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A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

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Mel Gibson blasting his way to hell and back

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The movie found more popularity upon video cassette release in Australia than when released theatrically. The movie's eventual success is attributed to its casting of four prominent Australian actors, Chris Haywood, John Waters and two actors who were rising stars at the time, Sam Neill and Mel Gibson. Sam Neill had appeared as the lead in the American film, The Final Conflict (1981) whilst Mel Gibson was fast becoming a big Hollywood star. Ironically, the casting of John Phillip Law, an American actor, is not believed to have contributed much to the movie's success on video in Australia. See more »

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Interesting curio of a movie because of who its stars would become
13 June 1999 | by (Ukiah, California) – See all my reviews

An odd little curio of an Australian action movie, made in 1982, enjoyable in itself as a popcorn movie for its WWII commando story. But it would largely be forgettable were it not that two of its lower-ranking actors--Australian Mel Gibson and New Zealander Sam Neill--were soon to became big international stars. Gibson, it's true, had made *Gallipoli* and a few other Australian movies, and Neill had starred in a delightful little picture called *My Brilliant Career* (with Judy Davis, no less), but both were largely unknown at this time. The headliner in *Attack Force Z* was good ol' American pulp-action hero John Philip Law, whose credits went all the way back to the early '60s and included the likes of *The Russians are Coming! The Russians are Coming!* Yet Law, for all his good looks and occasional noteworthy appearances, never reached anything like the fame that awaited his two co-stars in this minor action picture. It's worth seeing if only to be reminded that *everybody* has to understudy somebody else early in his or her career.


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