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An Ungentlemanly Act (1992)

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Royal Marines defend Government House from Argentine invaders during the events that triggered the Falklands War.

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Rosemary Leach ...
Mavis Hunt
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Dick Baker
James Warrior ...
Don Bonner
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Tony Hunt
Elizabeth Bradley ...
Nanny
Kate Spiro ...
Connie Baker
Holly Barker ...
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Maj. Garry Noott
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Ian Embleton ...
Cpl. 'Geordie' Gill
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Marine Wilcox
Richard Graham ...
Cpl. Armour
Matthew Ashforde ...
Marine Farnworth
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Based on actual accounts, this film portrays the days and hours before and during the invasion of the Falkland Islands by Argentina, which eventually lead to the Falklands War. As the Argentine forces land on the main island and make their way towards Government House, the British Royal Marines batten down the hatches and prepare to defend Governer Rex Hunt, his family and their fellow islanders from the invaders. Written by Alexander Lum <aj_lum@bigpond.com>

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At the time of release and screening - the real Sir Rex Hunt wrote a letter of complaint to the producers correcting them on matters that they had either omitted or misrepresented. See more »

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Simon Winchester: I got wind of Tony's plans, to join the FIDF. It's just the one son, is it?
Rex Hunt: And a daughter back home.
Simon Winchester: Oh well, she's well out of it then.
Rex Hunt: No, not really. She's engaged to a lieutenant in the Marines who served down here. He's bound to be on standby soon. If anyone bothers to get the place back for us, that us.
Simon Winchester: They'll bother all right, if they're interested in staying in office.
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Just very British, so just very good
11 November 2011 | by (Chile, on the way to the Falklands) – See all my reviews

A must see. A normal movie based on as we all know a true story. It's a human story, not like most movies seem to be nowadays all about the ridiculous unrealistic exploding car turning machine gun fire nobody killing action. It's about life how it was and how the locals experienced the events taking place. The story line as pictured says it all really. Having been to the Falklands numerous times it's easy to recognize the town, the buildings, the way the people just are, how British they are and proud of it. The movie has besides some well filmed action, where even the proudest and bravest sh.. in their pants of fear, also a lot of humor and just real life stories in it. The tension of the few days the movie covers is very well depicted, you feel one with the characters, you feel like if you were there at the time. And, it's the Falkland Islands, not the M....... as the Argentinians keep trying to make us say. The history of who would have the rights to these islands point to many different directions, but not to Argentina.


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