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An Ungentlemanly Act (1992)

| History, War | TV Movie
Royal Marines defend Government House from Argentine invaders during the events that triggered the Falklands War.

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Kate Spiro ...
Connie Baker
Holly Barker ...
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Marine Wilcox
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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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Mike Norman, the commander of the Royal Marine forces during the actual battle, and played by 'Bob Peck' in the film, acted as an advisor to the film and also played a small role as one of the Falkland Island Defence Force volunteers. See more »

Quotes

Rex Hunt: Dick, I've got to draft a State of Emergency. Have you any idea how it's done?
Dick Baker: No, I'm afraid not. I think we'll have to go back to 1939. Sounds absurd, I know. But there you are.
Rex Hunt: "We shall fight on the beaches". If only we could.
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References Zulu (1964) See more »

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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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Excellent film with superb performance by Ian Richardson.
27 February 1999 | by See all my reviews

Ian Richardson is excellent in the role of the Islands Governor. A well paced and directed film with excellent special effects, costuming, scripting and direction.


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