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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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Governor Rex Hunt
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Dick Baker
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Don Bonner
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Tony Hunt
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Kate Spiro ...
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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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Maj. Mike Norman: Now I haven't bullshitted you about the odds. We'll fight until the Governor throws in the towel or until we're overrun, which probably means dying. I want you to face that. Death. Think about what it means now and when the firing starts forget it. You are the Green Berets. The Royals. That means you will knock seven shades of excrement out of them before you go down. Don't get angry with whoever dropped you in the smelly stuff. You're in fathoms of it and it's too late. Get angry with the ...
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A Life on the Ocean Wave
by Henry Russell
Performed by The Band of the Royal Marines
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Ian Richardson was the wrong choice
22 September 2006 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

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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