Set in Norway and has a crack team of Allies sent to blow up an underground Nazi factory where the Germans have taken a crashed Spitfire that contains a new radar system that the krauts want... Read allSet in Norway and has a crack team of Allies sent to blow up an underground Nazi factory where the Germans have taken a crashed Spitfire that contains a new radar system that the krauts want to copy.Set in Norway and has a crack team of Allies sent to blow up an underground Nazi factory where the Germans have taken a crashed Spitfire that contains a new radar system that the krauts want to copy.
This ¨Operation Red Point¨ is a ¨Dirty Dozen¨ style movie , an entertaining film with Henry Silva as tough officer along with the ordinary team of renegade soldiers of World War II assigned to a extremely perilous mission : to blow-up a fortified Nazi bunker that's harboring an advanced radar unit from a shot-down British plane and krauts want to copy it . As Silva recruits a group of rebel and misfit soldiers for a dangerous assault on an underground Nazi factory , as they are specialists and experts on climbing , diving or weapons . In the hands of hardboiled director Maurizio Lucidi and a tough-as-leather cast headed by Henry SIlva , as a stubborn U.S. Army Major , that's all the plot that's needed to make one rip-roaring wartime flick . Henry Silva's mission is two-fold and in violent and cynical style : first chooses his soldiers into the fighting unit and then turn them loose on a ship that lead them to the Norwegian hidden fortress . The first half of the film allows the colorful cast of character actors to have their fun as they get their tails whipped into shape and develop shaky relationship with their leader . The final part is all action, as the commandos wreak havoc and then run for their lives . Despite the fact that few of the "heroes" survive the bloodbath , the message here isn't that war is hell . Rather, it seems to be : war can be a hell of a good time... if you've got nothing to lose . The relentless assignment is set against strong obstacles , risked adventures and hazardous feats . The dangerous mission includes a numerous and misfit group , being formed by a motley and diverse squadron played by an unknown support cast . This is a rugged WWII actioner concerning an experienced officer to draft a dropout group of soldiers who get a chance to redeem themselves , as they have to destroy a prototype radar system that the Nazis have got from a crashed Spitfire and Allies need to be destroyed . At the end they must participate in the suicidal mission behind the enemy lines , to wipe the German group by means of a violent assault over a strongly protected hidden base ; this ordinary plot being scripted by terror expert Dario Argento and director Maurizio Lucidi himself . This moving film packs frantic thrills, perilous adventures , relentless feats , and buck-loads of explosive action and violence . The noisy action is uniformly well-made, especially deserving of mention the rip-roaring final scenes on the undercover fortress , including some spectacular shootouts and bombing . Apart from the values of team spirit , cudgeled by Henry Silva into his peculiar group , the film is full of feats , suspense , and thrills . Rough Henry Silva gives a fine acting as leader of the motley pack together thwart the Nazi schemes, as well as the largely secondary cast with special mention for Peter Martell and the beautiful Katia Christine .
It contains atmospheric and martial musical score by Carlo Rustichelli and appropriate cinematography filmed by Aldo Tonti shot in several locations . The motion picture was professionally directed by Maurizio Lucidi , though it has some flaws , but being a passable warfare flick . Lucidi was born in 1932 in Florence, Tuscany, Italy and died in 2005 , Rome . He was a director and editor, known for ¨The Man from the Organization or The sicilian cross or Los ejecutores¨ (1976) with international cast including Roger Moore and Stacy Keach and even made thrillers as ¨The last chance¨ with Elli Wallach, Fabio Testi and Ursula Andress . And he directed three Westerns as ¨Halleluja for Django¨(1967) with Hunt Powers , ¨Saddle tramps¨ with Bud Spencer and ¨Pecos¨ with Robert Woods . And furthermore , Probabilità zero (1969) and La víttima designata (1971) , among others . Rating : 6/10.
- Aug 13, 2020