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Force 10 from Navarone (1978)

PG | | Action, Drama, War | 8 December 1978 (USA)
During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy.

Director:

Guy Hamilton

Writers:

Alistair MacLean (novel), Robin Chapman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Shaw ... Mallory
Harrison Ford ... Barnsby
Barbara Bach ... Maritza
Edward Fox ... Miller
Franco Nero ... Lescovar
Carl Weathers ... Weaver
Richard Kiel ... Drazak
Alan Badel ... Petrovitch
Michael Byrne ... Schroeder
Philip Latham ... Jensen
Angus MacInnes ... Reynolds
Michael Sheard ... Sgt. Bauer
Petar Buntic Petar Buntic ... Marko
Leslie Schofield ... Interrogation Officer 1
Anthony Langdon ... Interrogation Officer 2 (as Antony Langdon)
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Storyline

Mallory and Miller are back. It seems that there was traitor with them at Navarone, whom they thought was executed. But it seems that not only was he not executed, and he was not a traitor but a German spy. Intelligence believes he made it to Yugoslavia and is now with the Partisans. So, Mallory and Miller being the only ones who can positively identify him are sent along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby, who objects to their presence. It seems that Force 10 has a mission of their own which Mallory and Miller know nothing about. When their plane is shot and most of the team is killed, they mistakenly believe that some of the locals they meet are Partisans but in reality are German Allies, so they are taken prisoner, and have to convince the German commander that they are not spies or else they will be killed. Written by <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

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Taglines:

The Odds Against Them Were 10,000 to 1...But What the Hell! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

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Parents Guide:

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Did You Know?

Trivia

Robert Shaw earned $750,000, $50,000 of which was for screen writing services to alleviate the tax to the Irish Revenue. See more »

Goofs

Weaver kills the German soldier who is about to shoot Miller, who is hanging in a tree by his parachute, by throwing a switchblade into his back. Besides the fact that switchblades are poorly balanced and utterly unsuitable for throwing, Weaver joined the team after escaping from the custody of several MPs, who would presumably have disarmed him upon his arrest, leading to the question of just where the knife came from. Furthermore, the knife disappears from the German's back as he rolls over, yet Weaver runs up, grabs at where the missing knife would have been, and "stabs" the German again with his empty hand. Finally the film cuts to Weaver stabbing the ground next to the German with the magically reappearing knife. See more »

Quotes

Miller: Don't worry, old chap. Been handling this stuff ever since I blew up the nursery with my first chemistry set. Poor old Nanny.
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND 1943 See more »

Alternate Versions

The 2009 MGM Blu-ray has newly generated opening credits adding a new opening credit "Samuel Z. Arkoff and Oliver A. Unger present". This credit is over a black background and then the usual graphical credit background begins with the credit for "Robert Shaw". However, due to this addition the music begins earlier and thus the progression of the images and music is not the same as in previous versions without the new credits. There is also an addition to the "co-produced by John R. Sloan" credit which now has "Anthony B. Unger" credited underneath. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Mystery Science Theater 3000: Gamera vs. Gaos (1991) See more »

User Reviews

 
Underappreciated
16 January 2003 | by MendoSee all my reviews

This is one of those films that I will always tune in to watch if it is on TV. I highly underrated film with one of my favorite endings. The characters are great, and while it isn't a classic film, it is a great movie. Highly enjoyable.


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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | Croatian | Serbian

Release Date:

8 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alistair MacLean's Force 10 from Navarone See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,230,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,230,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (restored)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Black and White (archive photographs in opening credits)| Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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