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Attack Force Z (1981)

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A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

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Complete credited cast:
... Lieutenant J.A. (Jan) Veitch
... Captain P.G. (Paul) Kelly
... Sergeant D.J. (Danny) Costello
... Able Seaman A.D. 'Sparrer' Bird
... Sub Lt. Ted 'Kingo' King
Chun Ku ... Rice farmer
... Chien Hua
O Ti ... Shaw Hu
... Lin Chan-Lang (as Koo Chuan-Hsiung)
Lung Shuan ... Watanabe
Yuan Yi ... Imanaka (as Yi Yuan)
Wei Su ... Wong Chong
Hsa Li-Wen ... Lee Chang
Val Champion ... Ed Ayres
Yu Wang ... Oshiko Imoguchi
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A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

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Mel Gibson blasting his way to hell and back

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Die grünen Teufel vom Mekong  »

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Mel Gibson received first billing, John Phillip Law received second, Sam Neill received third. See more »

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Near the end of the film, Captain Kelly (Mel Gibson) picks up a heavy machine gun that the Japanese have been using and grips the barrel with his left hand while firing at the enemy. Realistically the barrel would have been much too hot to hold. The machine gun also appears to be of American manufacture, not Japanese. See more »

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The fishing boat heads out to sea while the end credits roll. See more »

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Referenced in Arpa Colla (1982) See more »

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Film kind of under attack

Attack Force Z is a strange one. Based on fact, regarding an elite squad of soldiers on a mission to rescue an important man, believed to be a plane that's crashed, this is a group that takes no prisoners, and are frighteningly unrelenting Gibson had done this the same time as Gallipoli and is strong, in his role, as the head honcho, with great support from Neil, Haywood, and sadly a short lived Waters. The other, John Phillip Law, who played a character I really liked is more a lover than a fighter, and I was grateful, the screen time I had with this guy, one near 20 minute duration, before we cross back to Mel and squad. Yes, this film has great action, but I found the film, sloppy in bits + some cheesy moments. Yes, good research has gone into it, but this is just a forgettable film. Great music score, one the film's assets, above not many years. Definitely worth a view, for the actors, in their young, talented prime.


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