Murphy is the sole survivor of his crew, that has been massacred by a German U-Boat in the closing days of World War II. He lands on the shore somewhere on the river Orinoco delta and begins to plot his vengeance. He wishes to sink the U-Boat that has floated up by means of any method imaginable to him, and sets about to make the courageous attempt, assisted by Louie, the islands Government Administrator.Written by
Paramount wanted Robert Redford to play the lead. See more »
The aircraft is a Grumman Duck (J2F-6). None of this type of aircraft was flown by the British or Commonwealth Air Forces during the Second World War. The most common aircraft carried and launched by British sea-going vessels was a Fairey Swordfish. See more »
Louis, the doctor lady... she's a Quaker. That's like bein' a bloody nun, isn't it?
No, I don't think so.
Why couldn't she be any young nurse? Something practical!
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The original UK cinema version was cut by the BBFC to remove 2 uses of the word 'fuck' and to edit shots of bloody shootings and dead bodies for an 'A' (PG) certificate. The 12-rated UK DVD release restores the gunshot scenes but also has the swear words blanked out, and an inferior 4:3 transfer. See more »
Peter O'Toole stars as Murphy, sole survivor of a ship torpedoed by a German U-boat at the close of WW2. He generates a lot of hatred towards the Germans and sets about to extract revenge for his fallen comrades. This is a story of hatred gone ballistic and obsession for revenge. It seems that Murphy has gone mad. Towards the end of the film, a means to get his revenge becomes available and he sets out to kill the U=boat. Will he succeed? A very good film!
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