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Lee Robinson
Katsuya Susaki (Japanese dialogue)
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1984 (USA) See more »
The true story of a daring raid on Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour by Australian and British troops during WWII. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Michael Aitkens ... Maj. R.M. Ingleton
Vincent Ball ... Lt. Cmdr. Hubert Marsham
Craig Ballard ... Lt. B. Raymond
James Belton ... Lt. H.R. Ross
Steve Bisley ... A.B. W.G. Falls

Tony Bonner ... 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
Riki Harada ... Sgt. Imai
Michael Harrs ... LCpl. J.T. Hardy
Mark Hembrow ... Able Seaman F.W. Marsh
Noel Hodda ... Able Seaman M.M. Berryman
Harold Hopkins ... Cpl. C.M. Stewart

John Howard ... Capt. R.C. Page
Andrew Inglis ... Able Seaman A.M. Jones
Kin'ya Kitaôji ... Tachibana
Hôsei Komatsu ... Yabe
Veronica Lang ... Mrs. Lyon
John Ley ... Lt. A.I. Sargent
George Mallaby ... Lt. Cmdr. Don Davidson
Hu Yin Mong ... Lu Ran Shi
Atsuo Nakamura ... Minoru Tamiya
Yû Numazaki ... Capt. Nomura
Neil Redfern ... WO2 A. Warren
Jirô Sakagami ... Kimura
Tarô Shigaki ... Hayakawa
Trevor Sommers ... Sub. Lt. J.G. Riggs
Mizuho Suzuki ... Maj. Gen. Kawamura
Jonathan Sweey ... Cpl. A. Crilley
Hajime Tawara ... Sgt. Maj. Omori
Gary Waddell ... Cpl. R.B. Fletcher

Stuart Wilson ... Lt. Gen. Ivan Lyon
Yû Fujiki ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter Maxwell 
Seiji Maruyama (in association with)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Lee Robinson 
Yuzuru Shinozaki  book
Katsuya Susaki  Japanese dialogue

Produced by
Takerô Itô .... producer
John McCallum .... executive producer
Lee Robinson .... producer
Original Music by
Eric Jupp 
Masaru Satô 
Cinematography by
John R. McLean 
Kôzô Okazaki 
Film Editing by
Yoshitami Kuroiwa 
David Stiven 
Production Design by
Bernard Hides 
Shigekazu Ikuno 
Costume Design by
Graham Purcell 
Makeup Department
Vivien Mepham .... key makeup artist
Maureen Wroe-Johnson .... hairdresser/makeup
Production Management
Michael Fuller .... unit manager
Michael McKeag .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
David Bracknell .... assistant director
Koichi Nakajima .... assistant director
Sound Department
Syd Butterworth .... sound recordist
Julian Ellingworth .... sound mixer
Phil Judd .... sound re-recording mixer
Penn Robinson .... sound editor
Shin Tokai .... sound recordist
Shin Watarai .... sound recordist
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... visual effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Kazuo Shimomura .... lighting
Matt Slattery .... lighting technician
David Williamson .... camera operator

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The Southern Cross" - Australia (informal title), USA (review title)
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144 min | Australia:105 min
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The movie features Z Special Force aka Z Special Unit aka Z Force aka the Services Reconnaissance Department (SRD). This outfit was an Allied Special Foreces WW 2 specialist reconnaissance and sabotage unit which was also the subject of the producers' (John McCallum and Lee Robinson) previous film, Attack Force Z (1981). Z Force went on missions behind Japanese enemy lines in South-East Asia. The unit was comprised mainly of Australians but also included soldiers from New Zealand, Brtitain, Timor and Indonesia.See more »


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Unforgettable, 5 June 1999
Author: wayne mitchell ( from CALIFORNIA

I saw this Australian film about 10 years ago and have never forgotten it. The movie shows the horror of war in a way that Hollywood usually glosses over. The relationship between the soldiers of the two warring countries is highlighted by the differences in culture and the ultimate knowledge that in the end we are all really not different on the inside. If you can find any type of copy of this--buy or rent it. You won't be disappointed, just awed.

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