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The One That Got Away (1996)

An army unit conducting reconnaissance on the enemy territory is disclosed and defeated. Several surviving soldiers has a desperate running to the border.

Director:

Paul Greengrass

Writers:

Paul Greengrass (screenplay), Chris Ryan (book)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jody Abrahams Jody Abrahams ... Young Iraqi soldier
Nick Brimble ... Sgt. Vince Phillips
Simon Burke ... Stan
David Clatworthy David Clatworthy ... Quartermaster
Jack Ellis ... SAS Officer
Sam Halpenny ... Legs Lane
Andre Jacobs ... Navigator (as André Jacobs)
Stefan Kalipha ... Iraqi Officer
Paul McGann ... Cpl. Chris Ryan
George Middlekoop George Middlekoop ... Old goatherder
David Morrissey ... Sgt. Andy 'Mac' McNab, DCM, MM
Alexander Morton ... Big Bob (as Sandy Morton)
Hannes Muller Hannes Muller ... Mark
Frank Opperman Frank Opperman ... Taxi Driver
Gamiet Peterson Gamiet Peterson ... Young Syrian man
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The existence of the anti-Iraq coalition was threatened when Saddam targetted Israel. In order to keep Israel out of the war, and the coalition together the Scuds had to be stopped. SAS patrol Bravo Two Zero, under the command of Sgt. Andy McNab was tasked to destroy these weapons. Three of the SAS troopers were killed and four captured: Only one escaped - Cpl. Chris Ryan. This is his version of what happenned. Written by Fus M P York <mmy5@aber.ac.uk>

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The Incredible Story of Corporal Chris Ryan

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ainoana hengissä See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Eerily detached and distanced from Chris Ryan's POV of an SAS operation that went horribly wrong
8 October 2002 | by annieozSee all my reviews

This is an extraordinary vision of war as an out-of-body experience, predating Spielberg's Saving Private Ryan by some years.

Directed by Paul Greengrass, the film has an extraordinarily surreal feel, especially in the night scenes.

The POV is Chris Ryan's, who is obviously an extreme outsider and a determined survivor.

The cast is excellent, Paul McGann getting right under Ryan's skin.

This film fits into the Lawrence of Arabia tradition being visually sumptuous, thematically expansive and musically (Barrington Pheloung) stirring.


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