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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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Chun Ku ...
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Chien Hua
O Ti ...
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Chun Hsiung Ko ...
Lin Chan-Lang (as Koo Chuan-Hsiung)
Lung Shuan ...
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Yuen Yi ...
Imanaka (as Yi Yuan)
Wei Su ...
Wong Chong
Hsa Li-Wen ...
Lee Chang
Val Champion ...
Ed Ayres
Yu Wang ...
Oshiko Imoguchi
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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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Die grünen Teufel vom Mekong  »

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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, Omen III: 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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War...What is it good for?
28 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I presume that this movie was meant to be a tribute for the Australasian special forces operating in WW2. Now, I've no doubt that they were totally professional and highly trained individuals, I just don't think this movie did them too many favours. They made so many tactical errors and decisions based on emotion that I'm quite sure in real life, thy wouldn't have made. Individuals leaving their unit as they'd fallen for a girl! Sorry, but it just wouldn't have happened with so much at stake. On the positive side, this had a great cast and terrific authentic locations. The action sequences were well done and the torture scenes particularly harrowing. But at the end of the movie, I just sat there thinking, what were they really fighting for and was it all necessary? So many lives taken without a second thought and for what? Not a classic, but thought provoking which in my book, is never bad.


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