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Mission of Honor (2018)

Hurricane (original title)
Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War | 15 March 2019 (USA)
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The exploits of 303 Squadron RAF during the Battle of Britain. The squadron consisted of Polish pilots, many of whom were veterans of the air battles involved in Germany's invasion of Poland.

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David Blair
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Iwan Rheon ... Jan Zumbach 'Donald'
Milo Gibson ... John Kent 'Kentowski'
Stefanie Martini ... Phyllis Lambert
Krystof Hádek ... Josef Frantisek
Marcin Dorocinski ... Witold Urbanowicz 'Kobra'
Manuel Klein ... Trost
Raphael Desprez ... Favier
Rosie Gray ... Georgina
Emily Wyatt ... Kate
Robert Portal ... Keith Park
Andrew Sweet Andrew Sweet ... Senior Controller
Marc Hughes ... Ellis
Graham Padden Graham Padden ... Rawlings
Teresa Mahoney ... McCormac (as Teresa Mahoney-Bostridge)
Jamie Langlands ... Met Officer
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Mission of Honor is the story of Hurricane Squadron 303, a group of brave pilots who fought in the skies over England in WW2, not just to keep Great Britain free from the Nazis, but also to keep alive the very idea of their own country, which had existed in its modern form for barely twenty years before it was crushed between the opposing jaws of Germany and Russia. Equipped with the almost-obsolete Hurricane and (with some initial reluctance) given RAF blue uniforms, while they fought, Poland lived.

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In Foreign Skies They Fought For Their Country

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Action | Drama | War

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Filming at the battle of Britain bunker October 2017. A couple of miles from the Polish war memorial at RAF Northolt. See more »

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Far from being the undisciplined rabble that is depicted in the film, the Polish pilots were known to be polite and elegant, and generally of a better breed than most of their English counterparts. See more »

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A true Story that needed a better budget .
8 September 2018 | by ashwetherall1See all my reviews

As I have spent most of my adult life living around the Northolt area I am very aware of the debt my country owed to the brave few who protected Britain from the Luftwaffe in the summer of 1940. Northolt base was the home to 303 Polish squadron this film is an almost fitting tribute to those courageous men. Unfortunately, although a well intended film, I think it could have been so much better if given a bigger budget, This really looks like a low budget made for TV movie. If the makers had given a little more care and attention to the story line which was a a bit 2 dimensional as it depicts The British pilots as arrogant toffs that hated the Pols and the Pols as melancholy aggressive drunks. This was mostly false as the fatigued British pilots and officers were aware that they needed all the help they could get. My grandfather told me that the Polish pilots were always polite and good humoured when dealing with the locals and other members of the armed forces in the area. This is represented in a small scene , but nowhere else.

Most of the performances are good and save a rather bland script that could have done with a little more spit and polish.

This could also be said for the special effects used to recreate the aerial battle sequences. The CGI went from OK to bloody awful video game graphics. But I could over look this as despite the films flaws as it is a fascinating true story and well worth a watch.


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Official Sites:

Prospect 3

Country:

UK | Poland

Language:

French | English | Polish | German

Release Date:

15 March 2019 (USA) See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,137,751
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