This movie features Beatle John Lennon and Roy Kinnear as ill-fated enlisted men under the inept command of Lieutenant Ernest Goodbody (Michael Crawford). The story unwinds mostly in flashbacks of Lieutenant Goodbody who has lower-class beginnings and education which make him a poor officer who commands one of the worst units of the Army.
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"What we want is more humane killers!"
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found the Spanish location quite boring, so Sir Ringo Starr
flew out to keep him company. However, Lennon also found working on the project a refreshing change from his increasingly arduous and isolated musical career with The Beatles. Namely on set, Lennon was just another cast member, and a relatively minor one, who could interact with others largely as a normal person with the crew. As such, Lennon insisted on attending the production every day even when he was not required on set as a learning experience. See more
What we want is more humane killers!
Written by Ken Thorne
Performed by John Lennon
(as Musketeer Gripweed and The Third Troop) See more