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Release Date:
8 September 1989 (South Africa) See more »
The biggest Japanese destroyer "Yamato" is badly damaged in a battle and shall be repaired at a small... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gary Graham ... Gibb

Maria Holvoe ... Katherine (as Maria Holvöe)

Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa ... Imperial Marine
John Carson ... Priest

Steven Ito ... 2nd Imperial Marine
Al Karaki ... 3rd Imperial Marine
Peggy Champion ... Nun
Victoria Cooper ... Nun
Ingrid Emsley ... Nun
Pippa Duffy ... Nun
Eva Davis ... Nun
Sheryl Burton ... Polynesian Girl
Peter Butler ... Deck Hand
Ivan D. Lucas ... Deck Hand (as Ivan Lucas)

Directed by
Martin Wragge 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Martin Wragge  screenplay

Produced by
Roger Orpen .... associate producer
Keith Watkins .... producer
Martin Wragge .... executive producer
Original Music by
Adriaan Strijdom 
Cinematography by
Fred Tammes 
Film Editing by
Jacqueline Le Cordeur 
Casting by
Janet Hirshenson 
Jane Jenkins 
Makeup Department
Lorraine Born .... makeup artist
Scott Wheeler .... makeup effects
Production Management
John Forrest Niss .... post-production supervisor
Art Department
Rashaad Carr .... construction manager
Andre Laubscher .... set designer
Sound Department
Brian Blamey .... sound editor
Mac Errington .... sound editor
Marvin Kerner .... sound editor
Peter Maxwell .... sound re-recording mixer
Kevin Montanari .... boom operator
Henry Prentice .... sound recordist
Sherril Schlesinger .... sound effects editor
Special Effects by
Tom McDonnel .... special effects
Steven Ito .... stunt coordinator
Peter Muller .... stunts
Camera and Electrical Department
Andrew Cole .... still photographer
Tony Eddy .... grip
Greg Fahrenfort .... grip
Chris Haarhoff .... Steadicam operator
Robbi Hinds .... camera operator
Keith Phillips .... focus puller
Rod Stewart .... camera operator
Editorial Department
Chris Dobbs .... assistant editor
Mark Lowrie .... associate film editor
Natalie Mathews .... assistant editor
Hayley Morris .... assistant editor
Other crew
Gretchen Becker .... production accountant
Ken Browning .... production advisor
Steven Congden .... location manager
Alan Goldberg .... location manager
Carol Smith .... assistant accountant
Galen Thompson .... historical advisor (as Donald G. Thompson)
Beverley Wilbraham .... continuity

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Also Known As:
"Coastwatcher" - UK (original title)
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94 min
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Did You Know?

This World War II movie set on a Pacific Island features an American officer, a Swedish nun and a Japanese soldier. As such, this movie utilizes character set ups used previously in both Heaven Knows, Mr. Allison (1957) (a lone American soldier and lone Irish nun) and Hell in the Pacific (1968) (a lone Japanese soldier and a lone American soldier), two World War II war movies with minimal characters in isolationist Pacific Island settings.See more »


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5 out of 6 people found the following review useful.
A Good Film for a World War 2 Film Buff, 30 March 2002
Author: Evill Mike from Haddonfield, New Jersey

I saw this movie a couple of times on an off-brand "network" TV and I found it pretty enjoyable to watch. I would highly recomend it to any fan of war or action/war movie IF they can't find anything better to rent or IF they happen to catch it on TV or in TV Guide. The film provides a descent balance of action and suspence and a very good portrait of the main Japanesse soldier. Perhaps the films strongest asset is how balanced it is. One gets a good dose of action, history, character devolopment and plot and even if any one of these aspects are not very strong taken by itself, as a whole it makes for a very worthwhile movie experiance. It is a shame that this film hasn't gotten much attention as it is definitly a lot better than some of the flotasm floating around out there.

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