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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 »
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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:

PG | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

The so-called German Panzer tanks shown at the end of the movie are actually Soviet T-34s - a medium tank produced from 1940 to 1958. Although Germany did capture and use T-34's, the tanks shown are the T-34/85 model, which was introduced in 1944, a year after the events in the film. See more »

Goofs

When Mallory and Barnsby return to the Chetnik camp to free their comrades, Mallory addresses Schroeder's clerk as Sergeant. The clerk is wearing corporal's chevrons. Sergeants in the German army in WWII wore their rank insignia on their shoulder tabs. See more »

Quotes

Mallory: [with Lescovar standing next to Major Petrovitch] I was sent here to identify a German agent, code name "Nicolai." We are reliably informed that he has infiltrated the People's Resistance Army, and is now known as Capt. Lescovar.
Maj. Petrovitch: And having identified this man, what were your further orders?
Mallory: I was to eliminate him, sir.
Maj. Petrovitch: Eliminate? Don't you mean kill?
Mallory: Yes, sir. I do mean kill.
Maj. Petrovitch: [to Lescovar] Do you hear that, Lescovar? The gentlemen from London want us to shoot you.
[Bursts out laghing]
Maj. Petrovitch: I'm sorry, ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND 1943 See more »

Alternate Versions

The UK cinema version was cut for an 'A' (PG) certificate by the BBFC to remove shots of Maritza being beaten and kicked, and to reduce the decapitation of a German motorbike rider. The cuts were restored in later upgraded releases. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Spécial cinéma: Episode dated 20 September 1977 (1977) See more »

User Reviews

 
Rainy Day Favorite
30 July 2007 | by mvassa71See all my reviews

I actually saw this movie before I saw "The Guns of Navarone", and I have to say, I prefer "Force 10". It seems like it always comes on TV on a rainy Saturday afternoon, and I'll always get sucked right in. I've probably seen it about 10 times. Despite some laughable special effects, and otherwise dated production value, this war movie packs a good action punch. Not many WW2 movies are set in Yugoslavia, and that's one of the interesting elements of the film. The story itself is a classic "Against the Odds" type affair, involving a covert Allied mission with a dual purpose. The great Robert Shaw is a standout, and a young Harrison Ford shows why he eventually became the superstar he is. Rousing music, tense action sequences, shootouts, knife fights, bombings,rescues,deceit and trickery make "Force 10" a lot of fun.


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Country:

UK | USA

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 (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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