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The Highest Honor (1982)

R  |   |  War, Drama  |  1984 (USA)
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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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The film's opening prologue states: "Z Special Force was a secret operations unit of the Australian Army in World War Two. It was made up of volunteers from all branches of the Allied Forces and came under the direct command of General Douglas Macarthur. Z Special carried out two hundred and eighty four undercover missions in the South West Pacific Area, the most famous being two daring raids codenamed 'Jaywick' and 'Rimau'. In the first of these, the 'KRAIT', a captured Japanese fishing boat set out from Australia on the longest range seaborne raid ever undertaken in the history of war. It penetrated deep into Japanese held territory covering, on the voyage, a total distance of eleven thousand miles. The events depicted in this film are true and are recorded in the military archives of the British, Australian and Japanese forces." See more »

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Well - could have been a good movie.
27 January 2007 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

There is one big, big lesson EVERY warrior needs to learn before doing battle - never, as in NEVER - volunteer information. John Howard's big mouth got them all killed. It freaked me out that he would volunteer anything to the enemy - the truth will NOT set you free. Up until his faux paux - it had the making of a good movie. Showing both sides of the coin was good & incisive. But - the ultimate deterioration of this movie came when Howard admits everything - as if a "confession" will help matters. If it weren't for that stupidity - it would have been a good movie. At best - I can only stomach parts of this movie - and stop at the dumb part. WHat else can I say - he cooked his own goose & his team mates with him. The guy i dumber than dirt - if that's at all possible. Care to talk - I'm at ml2348@att.com


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