Based on the experiences of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence, M.C..



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Lawrence
Hugh MacKessac
John Lawrence
Jean Lawrence
Emma Bowe ...
Sophie Martin-Wells (as Emma Harbour)
Nick Lawrence
Jack Fortune ...
Christopher Lawrence
Roddy Maude-Roxby ...
George Stubbs
Ann Bell ...
Helen Stubbs
Louise Stubbs
Tam Dean Burn ...
Sergeant Brodick
Ian Michie ...


Based on the experiences of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence, M.C..

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Biography | Drama | War

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Release Date:

30 May 1988 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Der Dank des Vaterlandes  »

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Based on the experiences of Lieutenant Robert Lawrence MC. See more »


[an RAF doctor is giving Robert yet more tests]
Squadron Leader Wentworth: Your father gave me a lesson in military etiquette. I shall give you one. I am called "Sir".
Robert Lawrence: What are you? Squadron Leader? In the Household Division we don't call your rank "Sir".
Squadron Leader Wentworth: Well you can start now, Lawrence.
Robert Lawrence: You're in the Royal Air Force. Are you a flyer?
Squadron Leader Wentworth: No I'm not. I'm a doctor.
Robert Lawrence: [snarls] Well listen, Doctor. Just test this fist. It's just about to give you your first fucking flying lesson!
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Referenced in Forever Ealing (2002) See more »

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A gripping study of the aftermath of war and battle.
9 September 1999 | by (Dundas, Ontario, Canada) – See all my reviews

This is a movie not often shown or seen. It is a gripping study of the aftermath of war and battle. Filmed in a realistic fashion, with dream-like flashback sequences, it keeps the viewer deeply enmeshed in the struggles of the principal hero. It is an adept adaptation of a particular battle fought in the Falkland Islands, 1982. If you are looking for immense battle scenes or action, it will not be found here. Instead brace yourself for a realistic portrayal of the ravages of war, the apathy of governments and personal strength and heroism.

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