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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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Elizabeth Bradley ...
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Kate Spiro ...
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Holly Barker ...
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Marine Wilcox
Richard Graham ...
Cpl. Armour
Matthew Ashforde ...
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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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The non-speaking roles of some of the Argentinian marines were played by the crew of a British round-the-world yacht which just happened to be in Port Stanley harbour at the time of filming. This was because the producers could not find an adequate number of resident Falkland Islanders willing to play Argentinian soldiers. See more »

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Lt. Quiroga: Mr Hunt... Time to give up Mr Hunt... your phone is cut off... armoured amphibious vehicles will be closing in soon!Mr Hunt,We have very superior numbers... I am sure you are a reasonable man... come out with your hands on head... alone!
Colour Sgt. Muir: Fuck off you spick bastards!
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Ian Richardson was the wrong choice
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Nothing against him as an actor, he's a very good one, but I couldn't think of anyone less well suited to playing Rex Hunt. Ian Richardson is the English Home Counties personified (see him in Francis Urquhart) and Rex Hunt is a Yorkshireman. He could have least have dyed his hair - Hunt didn't have grey hair then, and for all I know, doesn't now!

I wasn't aware that it was filmed in the Falklands, which must have been more than a bit disconcerting for the locals. If I'd been there during the Argentine occupation, the last thing I'd want to hear would be the Argentine national anthem, and the last thing I'd want to see would be cars driving on the right!


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