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The Highest Honor (1982)

R | | War, Drama | 1984 (USA)
The true story of a daring raid on Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour by Australian and British troops during WWII.
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Credited cast:
Michael Aitkens ...
Maj. R.M. Ingleton
Vincent Ball ...
Lt. Cmdr. Hubert Marsham
Craig Ballard ...
Lt. B. Raymond
James Belton ...
Lt. H.R. Ross
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A.B. W.G. Falls
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Lt. W.G. Carey
Alan Cassell ...
Lt. Ted Carse
Warren Coleman ...
Leading Seaman K.P. Cain
Diane Craig ...
Mrs. Page
Slim DeGrey ...
Leading Stoker J.P. McDowell
George Duff ...
Cpl. A.G. Campbell
Tim Elston ...
Sgt. D.P. Gooley
Takuya Fujioka ...
Matsumoto
Ken Goodlet ...
Bill Reynolds
John Griffiths ...
Sgt. C.B. Cameron
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On 11 September 1944, a squad of 23 Australian and British soldiers lead by Lieutanant-Colonel Ivan Lyon leave Fremantle bound for Indonesia as part of Operation Rimau, an attempted repeat of the highly-successful Operation Jaywick the previous year in which nearly sixty ships in Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour were destroyed. Written by Alexander Lum

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War | Drama

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1984 (USA)  »

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The Southern Cross  »

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This film is based on two WW II missions: Operation Jaywick and Operation Rimau. The latter was an Allied mission of Z Special Force and was similar to Operation Jaywick which had been undertaken one year earlier in September 1943. Operation Rimau's aim was to blow-up Japanese ships with limpet mines in Singapore Harbour. The word Rimau is from the Malay language where it means "tiger". The mission was called this because LTC Ivan Lyon of the earlier Z Force mission Operation Jaywick had a tiger tattooed on his chest. See more »

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best film I've EVER seen!!
2 August 2002 | by (Mullumbimby Australia) – See all my reviews

I was overtaken by the emotion. Unforgettable rendering of a wartime story which is unknown to most people. The performances were faultless and outstanding.


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