Ultimate Force (2002–2006)

TV Series  -   -  Action | War
7.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.8/10 from 1,199 users  
Reviews: 35 user | 1 critic

This action adventure series follows the exploits of Sergeant Henno Garvie and his colleagues who make up Red Troop, a crack SAS team. Stopping the release of a lethal anthrax mutation, ... See full summary »

Creators:

,
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 21 titles
created 07 Aug 2011
 
a list of 23 titles
created 08 Dec 2011
 
a list of 40 titles
created 05 May 2012
 
a list of 32 titles
created 6 months ago
 
a list of 33 titles
created 6 months ago
 
Search for "Ultimate Force" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Ultimate Force (2002–2006)

Ultimate Force (2002–2006) on IMDb 7.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Ultimate Force.

Season:

4 | 3 | 2 | 1 | unknown

Year:

2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2003 | 2002
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Strike Back (TV Series 2010)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.3/10 X  

The actions of 'Section 20', a secretive unit of British military intelligence. A team of special operations personnel conduct several high risk missions throughout the globe.

Stars: Philip Winchester, Sullivan Stapleton, Michelle Lukes
Over There (TV Series 2005)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A dramatized take on war in Iraq.

Stars: Josh Henderson, Luke Macfarlane, Erik Palladino
The Unit (2006–2009)
Action | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.1/10 X  

Hour long show which looks at the life of American super-secret operators.

Stars: Dennis Haysbert, Regina Taylor, Audrey Marie Anderson
Action | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

A true WW2 story: the British must attack a German ship but it's safe in neutral Goa. So they send civilians, ex-soldiers about 60 years old.

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Stars: Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven
Vikings (TV Series 2013)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.6/10 X  

The adventures of Ragnar Lothbrok: the greatest hero of his age. The series tells the saga of Ragnar's band of Viking brothers and his family as he rises to become King of the Viking tribes... See full summary »

Stars: Travis Fimmel, Clive Standen, Jessalyn Gilsig
300 (2006)
Action | Fantasy | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.8/10 X  

King Leonidas and a force of 300 men fight the Persians at Thermopylae in 480 B.C.

Director: Zack Snyder
Stars: Gerard Butler, Lena Headey, David Wenham
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War and the soldiers on both sides that fought it.

Director: Randall Wallace
Stars: Mel Gibson, Madeleine Stowe, Greg Kinnear
Rambo (2008)
Action | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

In Thailand, John Rambo joins a group of mercenaries to venture into war-torn Burma, and rescue a group of Christian aid workers who were kidnapped by the ruthless local infantry unit.

Director: Sylvester Stallone
Stars: Sylvester Stallone, Julie Benz, Matthew Marsden
Platoon (1986)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.2/10 X  

A young recruit in Vietnam faces a moral crisis when confronted with the horrors of war and the duality of man.

Director: Oliver Stone
Stars: Charlie Sheen, Tom Berenger, Willem Dafoe
Windtalkers (2002)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Two U.S. Marines in WWII are assigned to protect Navajo Marines who use their native language as an unbreakable radio cypher.

Director: John Woo
Stars: Nicolas Cage, Adam Beach, Peter Stormare
Rome (2005–2007)
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 9/10 X  

A down-to-earth account of the lives of both illustrious and ordinary Romans set in the last days of the Roman Republic.

Stars: Kevin McKidd, Ray Stevenson, Polly Walker
The Patriot (2000)
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Peaceful farmer Benjamin Martin is driven to lead the Colonial Militia during the American Revolution when a sadistic British officer murders his son.

Director: Roland Emmerich
Stars: Mel Gibson, Heath Ledger, Joely Richardson
Edit

Cast

Series cast summary:
...
 SSgt. Henry 'Henno' Garvie / ... (21 episodes, 2002-2006)
...
 Col. Aidan Dempsey / ... (13 episodes, 2002-2006)
Jamie Draven ...
 Cpl. Jamie Dow (12 episodes, 2002-2003)
Christopher Fox ...
 Louis Hoffman / ... (11 episodes, 2002-2006)
...
 Cpl. Ricky Mann (10 episodes, 2002-2005)
...
 Capt. Caroline Walshe (9 episodes, 2002-2003)
Edit

Storyline

This action adventure series follows the exploits of Sergeant Henno Garvie and his colleagues who make up Red Troop, a crack SAS team. Stopping the release of a lethal anthrax mutation, infiltrating an anti-capitalist group set on assassination and a life-or-death bank siege are among the missions facing the troopers as they put their lives on the line at the sharp end of Britain's most elite fighting force. Henno's reputation is at stake when an operation goes wrong in the complex political jigsaw of Northern Ireland. There is a tragedy on a combat survival weekend and the team find their skills, stamina and close-knit bond pushed to the limit when they are sent to hunt out a suspected war criminal in Bosnia. Written by Anonymous

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

16 September 2002 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Ultimate Force  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

(11 episodes) (seasons 1-2) | (4 episodes) (season 3) | (pilot episode)

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Goofs

In the last episode of the second season, where the team have to go into a former Russian Republic to rescue Colonel Dempsey and a minister, Caroline tells the boys to load up the Land Rover and they are shown putting their gear into a Land Rover Discovery. Later when she and Jamie are driving into the country, they are driving a Chrysler Jeep Cherokee. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Pete Twamley: [after rescuing the CO and another hostage, Twamley bangs on a poster with the phrase "Diamonds are forever" and a picture of a diamond on it.] Diamonds are not forever, dead is.
Cpl. Ricky Mann: True, very, very true.
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Screenwipe: Episode #5.3 (2008) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Suspend disbelief and be violently entertained
29 October 2002 | by (Chelsea) – See all my reviews

Dramatic licence has been taken with a capital D (and L) here, despite the consultant on the series being Chris Ryan, formerly of the SAS. It does feel as though the production opted out of reality and instead borrowed heavily from a number of previous action films and series, adding the voguish cliches of multi-ethnic troops, tough-talking female and 'new man' sentiments.

The reviews have almost universally criticised the writing and the on-screen violence. I can't argue with the former, despite being a fan of Rob Heyland since the excellent 'Between the Lines'. Rob: integrate your jokes and make them feasible references for young men in their twenties, please! I'd say the violence is not gratuitously explicit, considering it's a series about the death-or-glory boys, but to show a character able to walk, talk and perform physical tasks after extreme torture is a little unbelievable and, dare I say it, irresponsible.

Notwithstanding, I watched it. As a vehicle for Ross Kemp it is perfect, and the other central cast members are a talented - and yes, very attractive - ensemble of actors. It was also refreshing in a world awash with soaps and so-called relationship dramas to focus on something plot-driven. I've heard a rumour it's been recommissioned, so it would seem that I and a few million others (mostly young men, according to the ratings demographic) aren't wrong. Here's hoping the next series ups the credibility and keeps the pace. After all, Who Dares Wins, eh?


17 of 21 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
My God This Is Crap!! mattk883
More people seem to care about sexism than realism... parry2323
Henno the toffee nosed twat Combat8
Season 5? tobbe_bj
What actors would be good for Ultimate Force?? gaz_gareth
Series 5 Scott_Thomson_99
Discuss Ultimate Force (2002) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?