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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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1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

This film's closing epilogue states: "On April 7, 1945 the battleship Yamato was sunk with the loss of almost 3000 men."See more »


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9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Should Warrant A Look On DVD, 7 April 2006
Author: ccthemovieman-1 from United States

There are only a few actors in this film, which makes it somewhat of an oddity.

Gary Graham plays an American soldier fighting off the Japanese on a remote Pacific island in the last few days of World War II. He is accompanied by a missionary nun, Maria Holvoe, who looks anything like a nun. Maria is a sultry, sexy woman and complete miscast here. Cary-Hiroyuki Tagawa plays Graham's main adversary. He is a noble fighter who wants to win fair-and-square....and that costs him.

The main attribute of this film is the stylish photography and it needed a DVD treatment because many of the scenes are in darkness and not easy to see. It's wonderfully filmed and the story is decent enough to warrant a better look, so I may buy it. The only viewing I had of this was on VHS.

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