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The Heroes (1989)

In 1943 a group of Australian and British Commandos used a captured Japanese fishing boat to sail from Australia to Singapore to attack Japanese shipping in Singapore harbour. Using canoes ... See full summary »

Director:

Donald Crombie

Writers:

Ronald McKie (novel), Peter Yeldham
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paul Rhys ... Ivan Lyon
John Bach ... Donald Davidson
John Hargreaves ... Ted Carse
Bill Kerr ... Paddy McDowell
Christopher Morsley Christopher Morsley ... Bob Page
Tim Robertson Tim Robertson ... Colonel Mott
John Ewart ... Bill Reynolds
Timothy Lyn Timothy Lyn ... 'Taffy' Morris
Jason Donovan ... 'Happy' Huston
Cameron Daddo ... 'Joe' Jones
Jeff Truman ... 'Cobber' Cain
Gerry Skilton Gerry Skilton ... Andy Crilley
David Wenham ... Horrie Young
Mark McAskill Mark McAskill ... 'Poppa' Falls
Don Halbert Don Halbert ... 'Moss' Berryman
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Storyline

In 1943 a group of Australian and British Commandos used a captured Japanese fishing boat to sail from Australia to Singapore to attack Japanese shipping in Singapore harbour. Using canoes the team paddled through the defences to place Limpet Mines on their targets. The attack was successful with seven ships being sunk or damaged.

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Genres:

Drama | War

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Details

Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 April 1989 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Heltene See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Network Ten,TVS Films See more »
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The Krait is currently moored in Darling Harbour, Sydney. See more »

Quotes

U.S. Navy Captain: [referring to a captured Japanese fishing boat] I wouldn't put to sea on that old tub for all the oil in *Texas*!
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Crazy Credits

The end credits state that a year after Operation Jaywick, Ivan Lyon led another attack on Singapore by submarine. Lyon and those who accompanied him died. They included Donald Davision, Bob Page, Poppa Falls,Happy Huston and Boof Marsh. See more »

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Featured in Top of the Box: 1989 (2018) See more »

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18 June 2017 | by postmixxxSee all my reviews

I just purchased both copies from here http://www.raretvondvd.com/Australian:-film-tv2/? Page_ID=3610&refpid=2138&id=1233

£16.95 or $33 Australian including delivery to Australia

hope this helps anybody looking


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