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A doctor and his staff in a hospital on the Philippine island of Corregidor shortly after the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor try to treat the sick, injured and wounded as American and Filipino troops desperately try to beat back a ferocious Japanese attack.
epic style Indiana Jones type flick not to be taken too seriously
The plot is a WWII attempt by Axis powers to kidnap Winston Churchill.
What we have is an epic style film here, one of those larger than life Indiana Jones type flicks that isn't meant to be taken seriously, and goes instead for the thrills and bangs.
And it pretty well does that. We have mega stars Pleasance and Ford doing the older officer bits, and we have young action heroes doing quite well in the "not to be taken seriously" action. Of course it is off the wall action, but there really isn't any attempt by the director to disguise this. This is James Bond or Indiana Jones style escapism.
The characters are not overly deep, but more intended to convey comedy. Again, there is no attempt to disguise this.
We have some surprises, especially in the identity of the spy. Nothing big, just enough to make it entertaining.
Lots of needless shooting and silly action scenes. If you like Bond flicks, you'll like this, though. Same thing.
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