Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.
1943, The war is entering its final stages and Germany is teetering on the brink of defeat. An increasingly unhinged Hitler, orders a mission to have British Prime Minister Sir Winston Churchill kidnapped and brought to Germany. The plan seems ludicrous in the extreme, but a message sent from a German spy in the Norfolk countryside makes one German officer realize that such a mission may just feasible.Written by
David Bowie had auditioned for a part in this movie, according to Dan North in his book "Sights Unseen; Unfinished British Films". See more »
When Liam Devlin crosses the barbed wire to follow Molly onto the beach, the sign saying that the beach is mined is at an oblique angle and tangled in the wire. A minute or two later as they are leaving the beach, the sign is more upright and planted firmly in the sand. See more »
[WWII News Story]
September 12, 1943, German paratroopers snatched Mussolini from his mountaintop prison in Italy.
See more »
The version of the film screened on Sky Cinema in the UK is the full-length uncut version in its full widescreen ratio (2.35:1) See more »
This is an exceptional war movie about a supposed plot by the Nazis to kidnap Churchill. Michael Caine is a German officer who speaks perfect English and leads a team of paratroopers who are disguised as Poles. The cover story is that they are a Free Polish regiment on maneuvers in Britain. At the same time, IRA leader Donald Sutherland helps lay the groundwork for their arrival.
The story is very complex and the acting is first-rate. Provided you don't think too much, this is a highly entertaining film. Sure, the Nazis didn't attempt such a mission, but I enjoyed this alternative history movie.
25 of 33 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?
| Report this