An eccentric and dogmatic inventor sells his house and takes his family to Central America to build a utopia in the middle of the jungle. Conflicts with his family, a local preacher and ... See full summary »
Mallory and Miller are back. It seems that there was traitor with them at Navarone, whom they thought was executed. But it seems that not only was he not executed, and he was not a traitor but a German spy. Intelligence believes he made it to Yugoslavia and is now with the Partisans. So, Mallory and Miller being the only ones who can positively identify him are sent along with a unit called Force 10, which is led by Colonel Barnsby, who objects to their presence. It seems that Force 10 has a mission of their own which Mallory and Miller know nothing about. When their plane is shot and most of the team is killed, they mistakenly believe that some of the locals they meet are Partisans but in reality are German Allies, so they are taken prisoner, and have to convince the German commander that they are not spies or else they will be killed. Written by
A scene involving Mallory having a rock climbing accident was filmed, but cut from the final film. Parts of it can be seen in a rare making of documentary, shot by the BBC whilst the crew filmed on the isle of Jersey. See more »
Whilst stealing explosives from the railway yard, the team jump into a railway carriage that is not only from the UK, but is from the UK Ministry of Defence. One of the carriages has the the abbreviation PSTO(N) written on it. These are British Ministry of Defence (MOD) carriages, used in MOD Armament Depots, specifically the Navy. PSTO(N) stands for Principle Supply and Transport Officer (Navy). See more »
Miller, what would happen to the bridge if that central arch were suddenly hit by several million tons of water?
I think we've been talking about the wrong target. Remember that dam we passed by on the way up here?
[suddenly all ears]
Dam? What sort of dam?
It's just up the road, about half a mile that way.
Well, my dear chap, why didn't you say so before? Oh, I could do a tremendous job on the dam! See, with the dam, you've got your natural elements working for you. It's ...
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Opening credits prologue: SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND 1943 See more »
In the late 70's the war genre saw a revival and Harrison Ford starring in not one but two movies of the period, the romantic drama HANOVER STREET (1979) with Lesley-Anne Down and the more commercial FORCE 10 FROM NAVARONE (1978).
Over the years, the film has got some unfair press in my view and is regarded as sub-standard compared to the infinitely more successful GUNS OF NAVARONE. However, the chemistry of all concerned is just right for this film, which involves a group of soldiers trying to blow up a bridge in Yugoslavia and the search for a traitor from the original film's mission.
There are some good action sequences, and the dialogue exchanges between Ford, Edward Fox and the late Robert Shaw are passable. Carl Weathers (coming quick off ROCKY), racism issue aside, still seems out of place in the film, although he has one or two good moments. Barbara Bach and Richard Kiel, hot off THE SPY WHO LOVED ME, are stereotypes.
Ron Goodwin's score keeps the film moving.
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