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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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Chien Hua
O Ti ...
Shaw Hu
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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This movie has had three different iconic symbols associated with its title. On the film print itself, a large sword (suggesting perhaps a Japanese sword) is seen protruding through the title's wording. On Australian video-cassette release, the film's title on the video sleeve jacket and in advertising publicity had the Z formed within a circle of a gun-sight whilst on Australian DVD release in the 2000s, an image of an Australian animal, the kangaroo, can be seen located above the Z of the title on the DVD jacket sleeve and in advertising publicity. 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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