Set during the Korean War, a Navy fighter pilot must come to terms with with his own ambivalence towards the war and the fear of having to bomb a set of highly defended bridges. The ending of this grim war drama is all tension.
This movie features a character who is a descendant of the character played by Steve McQueen in the television series of the same name. And like McQueen's Josh Randall, Hauer's Nick Randall... See full summary »
As Rudolf Hess, 77-year-old Sir Laurence Olivier was in poor health during filming, and required a nurse to accompany him during production. Olivier was also beginning to suffer with memory problems, and labored for hours on his one long speech, because of having trouble remembering the dialogue. See more »
Unlike 1978's The Wild Geese which was chock full of story, action and even some moral values this apparent sequel comes up short on all accounts. A plan to spring Nazi War criminal Rudolf Hess from his cell in Spandau prison by a team of Mercenaries is the basis of the movie. The story is slow and fails to establish any likeable characters as the original did. Sadly Richard Burton who was to recreate the Colonel Faulkner role died before filming began and was replaced by Edward Fox who seems shallow in his performance. As the film progresses the viewer keeps waiting for something to get going but it never seems to. In all a sad disappointment.
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