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
A.B. W.G. Falls
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 ...
Ken Goodlet ...
Bill Reynolds
John Griffiths ...
Sgt. C.B. Cameron


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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1984 (USA)  »

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The word "Krait" which forms part of one of this movie's alternate titles, "Heroes of the Krait", refers to a a wooden hulled fishing boat known as the MV Krait. This vessel was used by Z Special Force in Operation Jaywick to plant bombs on Japanese ships at Singapore Harbour in September 1943 during World War II. The mission successfully sunk seven Japanese ships of war. The boat's original title prior to Allied ownership was "Kofuku Maru". She was renamed the "MV Krait" in 1942 by the Allied Forces when the vessel was handed over to the Australian Military. The boat was named after a Krait which is actually a type of snake. Many Australian Commando Unit vessels have since been named after snakes since the successful Operation Jaywick mission. This movie is based on two WW II Allied missions of which Operation Jaywick is one. 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

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