In 1943 a group of Australian and British Commandos used a captured Japanese fishing boat to sail from Australia to Singapore to attack Japanese shipping in Singapore harbour. Using canoes ... See full summary »

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Ivan Lyon
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Donald Davidson
John Hargreaves ...
Ted Carse
Bill Kerr ...
Paddy McDowell
Christopher Morsley ...
Bob Page
Tim Robertson ...
Colonel Mott
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Bill Reynolds
Timothy Lyn ...
'Taffy' Morris
Jason Donovan ...
'Happy' Huston
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'Joe' Jones
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'Cobber' Cain
Gerry Skilton ...
Andy Crilley
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Horrie Young
Mark McAskill ...
'Poppa' Falls
Don Halbert ...
'Moss' Berryman
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In 1943 a group of Australian and British Commandos used a captured Japanese fishing boat to sail from Australia to Singapore to attack Japanese shipping in Singapore harbour. Using canoes the team paddled through the defences to place Limpet Mines on their targets. The attack was successful with seven ships being sunk or damaged.

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The "krait" is a deadly poisonous snake indigenous to S.E. Asia. See more »

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U.S. Navy Captain: [referring to a captured Japanese fishing boat] I wouldn't put to sea on that old tub for all the oil in *Texas*!
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The end credits state that a year after Operation Jaywick, Ivan Lyon led another attack on Singapore by submarine. Lyon and those who accompanied him died. They included Donald Davision, Bob Page, Poppa Falls,Happy Huston and Boof Marsh. See more »

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Followed by Heroes II: The Return (1991) See more »

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A really grand war movie which seems to be unavailable.
26 January 1999 | by (Rio Grande City, TX) – See all my reviews

I watched this on TV years ago and have been searching without success to find a copy ever since. It involves a ragtag group of servicemen sneaking undercover, via a rickety old boat, into Japanese controlled waters to stage night raids by canoe. The movie moves at an appropriate pace and includes just enough humor and family relationships to provide some relief to the increasing intensity of the suspenseful action. The plot is inventive and the casting excellent.


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