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Bravo Two Zero (1999)

TV Movie  -   -  Action | Adventure | Drama  -  15 June 1999 (Portugal)
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This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission ... See full summary »

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Steve Nicolson ...
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Richard Graham ...
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Ian Curtis ...
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Stan
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Robert Whitehead ...
Iraqi Colonel
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Caz Abrahams ...
White Socks
Nick Ashby ...
Jeral
Barry Berk ...
Cyril
Julia Booth ...
Sally
Melissa Carter ...
Katie
Dimitri Cassar ...
Iraqi Officer #1
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This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission was to take out the scud missiles which Saddam Hussein was using to terrorize his enemies, as well as to sever strategic communication lines between Baghdad and North West Iraq. This top secret mission was called "Bravo Two Zero" and it was commanded by Sergeant Andy McNab. Of the eight who went out, only five returned. Dropped into "scud alley" carrying 210-pound packs, McNab and his men soon found themselves surrounded by Saddam's army. Their radios didn't work; the weather was brutally cold. And they had been spotted. For the SAS, the Bravo Two Zero patrol has always been seen with mixed feelings. On one hand, its most famous ever action is a tale of remarkable endurance and heroism; on the other hand, only one of the eight-man patrol managed to escape death or capture (as told in The One That Got... Written by Joanathan Amiran <pinkman@plastiv.com>

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Rated R for violence, language and brief sexuality | See all certifications »

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Bravo Two Zero - Hinter feindlichen Linien  »

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The rifle Andy McNab uses in the film is an M16A2 with an M203 40mm grenade launcher. See more »

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At approximately 36 mins, Andy checks a compass attached to his rifle. This would not happen as proximity to a mass of metal (such as a rifle or a steel helmet) could affect the reading due to magnetic interference. See more »

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BBC Announcer: For Allied Forces in the Golf the preparation is over. The real battle, only days away. This relentless activity is a reminder that if final-hour diplomacy stumbles, then action against Iraq will be both certain and uncompromising. Saddam Hussein says it will be the mother of all battles. President Bush demanded that conflict must be swift and decisive.
President George H. W. Bush: This will not be another Vietnam. This will not be a protracted, drawn-out war.
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Referenced in The True Story: Bravo Two Zero (2003) See more »

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Should I Stay or Should I Go
Written by Topper Headon, Mick Jones, Paul Simonon and Joe Strummer
Performed by The Clash
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A War movie that spends more time on the characters & and mission that how much was spent on special effects!
19 December 2002 | by (Scottsdale, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

Well from what was written before, I would like to say 2 things to start: #1. I hope all people in the Netherlands aren't as ignorant as the person who wrote a review on war. And number 2, if you are going to bash a person by name, get it right, it's McNab, not McNam. Also at IMDB people want to hear what you thought about the movie, not your political ideas!

I feel this movie showed a picture of what these men went through and the bonds they make being on an SAS team. In my opinion, there really aren't many other professions that earn my respect more than Special Forces of any military. These men go into situations and places they shouldn't be, full well knowing that there is a great chance they won't make it out. I feel this movie balanced that idea with the idea that these men also understand that they have to get on with life and deal with the profession they have chosen. Instead of spending the budget and trying to impress the audience with flashy special effects and the newest and neatest gadgets in film making, this film spent more time on what happened and on the characters.

Having not read the book yet, I cannot say if it followed the book, however after watching the film it has sparked my interest to get McNab's books and also Ryan's book on the same subject.

I did find myself rewinding and turning the DVD subtitles on more than once as they filmed the movie using the British slang and way of speaking and military jargon. While this may make it a little more difficult for anyone who didn't grow up on the streets of England, I feel this added quite a bit to the realism of the movie.

If you can get past the fact it does not have flashy effects to keep some of you interested and the slang, I suggest this movie for any war movie buff.

One more comment on something our friend from the Netherlands said, I don't recall McNab saying he has a license to kill at the end of the movie. I'm pretty sure it was just "I'm a soldier". Get your facts straight.


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