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The Bofors Gun (1968)

A national service non-commissioned officer (David Warner) comes face to face with an embittered Irish Gunner (Nicol Williamson) who is determined to humiliate him.

Director:

Jack Gold

Writers:

John McGrath (adaptation), John McGrath (play)
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Won 1 BAFTA Film Award. Another 1 nomination. See more awards »

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Nicol Williamson ... O'Rourke
Ian Holm ... Flynn
David Warner ... Terry "Lance Bar" Evans
Peter Vaughan ... Sgt. Walker
John Thaw ... Featherstone
Barry Jackson ... Shone
Richard O'Callaghan ... Rowe
Donald Gee Donald Gee ... Crowley
Barbara Jefford ... NAAFI Girl
Gareth Forwood ... Lt. Packering
Geoffrey Hughes ... Pvt. Samuel (cook)
John Herrington John Herrington ... German Pointer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lindsay Campbell Lindsay Campbell ... Captain Cheeseman
Glynn Edwards ... Sergeant-Major West
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Storyline

A national service non-commissioned officer (David Warner) comes face to face with an embittered Irish Gunner (Nicol Williamson) who is determined to humiliate him.

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The protest film of the year! See more »

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Drama

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

El cañón Bofors See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

£4,000,000 (estimated)
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)
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Did You Know?

Trivia

Director Jack Gold did not do National Service because of a eardrum problem. See more »

Connections

Featured in The Unforgettable John Thaw (2012) See more »

Soundtracks

The Finger of Suspicion
(uncredited)
Written by Paul Mann and Al Lewis
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Alot of talk
22 February 2002 | by ghoeringSee all my reviews

John Thaw (Inspector Morse) was in this movie which is why I'm here. He died just recently and I was doing a little research. I saw this movie about 30 years ago so I'm hazy on the details. What I remember is that the movie had very little to do with that particular piece of military hardware. Instead, the actors basically stood around and vented their feelings at each other. This was a popular style of theater back then. We were all going to be honest with each other and say what we felt. While this is OK under certain circumstances; it tends to make for a very dull movie, especially when most of the expressed feelings sound unpleasant and mean spirited. I don't think I'd watch it again unless I was terminally bored.


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