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The One That Got Away (1996)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Drama | Thriller  -  18 February 1996 (UK)
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The existence of the anti-Iraq coalition was threatened when Saddam targetted Israel. In order to keep Israel out of the war, and the coalition together the Scuds had to be stopped. SAS ... See full summary »

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Credited cast:
Jody Abrahams ...
Young Iraqi soldier
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Sgt. Vince Phillips
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Stan
David Clatworthy ...
Quartermaster
Jack Ellis ...
SAS Officer
Sam Halpenny ...
Legs Lane
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Navigator (as André Jacobs)
Stefan Kalipha ...
Iraqi Officer
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Cpl. Chris Ryan
George Middlekoop ...
Old goatherder
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Sgt. Andy 'Mac' McNab, DCM, MM
Alexander Morton ...
Big Bob (as Sandy Morton)
Hannes Muller ...
Mark
Frank Opperman ...
Taxi Driver
Gamiet Peterson ...
Young Syrian man
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The existence of the anti-Iraq coalition was threatened when Saddam targetted Israel. In order to keep Israel out of the war, and the coalition together the Scuds had to be stopped. SAS patrol Bravo Two Zero, under the command of Sgt. Andy McNab was tasked to destroy these weapons. Three of the SAS troopers were killed and four captured: Only one escaped - Cpl. Chris Ryan. This is his version of what happenned. Written by Fus M P York <mmy5@aber.ac.uk>

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Eerily detached and distanced from Chris Ryan's POV of an SAS operation that went horribly wrong
8 October 2002 | by (Sydney Australia) – See all my reviews

This is an extraordinary vision of war as an out-of-body experience, predating Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan by some years.

Directed by Paul Greengrass, the film has an extraordinarily surreal feel, especially in the night scenes.

The POV is Chris Ryan's, who is obviously an extreme outsider and a determined survivor.

The cast is excellent, Paul McGann getting right under Ryan's skin.

This film fits into the Lawrence of Arabia tradition being visually sumptuous, thematically expansive and musically (Barrington Pheloung) stirring.


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