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Attack Force Z (1981)

Not Rated | | Action, Drama, History | June 1982 (USA)
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A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

Director:

Tim Burstall

Writer:

Roger Marshall
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Complete credited cast:
John Phillip Law ... Lieutenant J.A. (Jan) Veitch
Mel Gibson ... Captain P.G. (Paul) Kelly
Sam Neill ... Sergeant D.J. (Danny) Costello
Chris Haywood ... Able Seaman A.D. 'Sparrer' Bird
John Waters ... Sub Lt. Ted 'Kingo' King
Chun Ku Chun Ku ... Rice farmer
Sylvia Chang ... Chien Hua
O Ti O Ti ... Shaw Hu
Chun-Hsiung Ko ... Lin Chan-Lang (as Koo Chuan-Hsiung)
Lung Shuan Lung Shuan ... Watanabe
Yuan Yi ... Imanaka (as Yi Yuan)
Su Wei ... Wong Chong
Hsa Li-Wen Hsa Li-Wen ... Lee Chang
Val Champion Val Champion ... Ed Ayres
Yu Wang 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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When the dead Japanese soldiers are trucked back to their base, despite only being seen from the rear, the truck used is clearly a modern (to when the movie was made) truck as opposed to a World War Two era truck. See more »

Crazy Credits

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

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Featured in Sweating It Out: The Making of Heatwave (2007) See more »

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Forgettable
27 December 2016 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Continuing my plan to watch every Mel Gibson movie in order I come to Attack Force Z from 1981.

Plot In A Paragraph: A group of commandos go on a secret mission to check for survivors of a plane crash.

By the numbers, cliché ridden, dull, flat and instantly forgettable. There are some good individual performances, but the film, though produced with efficiency and what looks like a decent budget, is tough to say great things about this movie.

It probably wasn't helped by my DVD having a poor transfer. I'd go so far as to say if Mel Gibson and Sam Neil weren't in this movie it probably would have even had a DVD released.


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Country:

Australia | Taiwan

Language:

English | Japanese | Mandarin

Release Date:

June 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Attack Force Z See more »

Filming Locations:

Taiwan

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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