When a time bomb crashes unexploded in a church, a rattled British officer's the only disposal expert in the sector. The Tommy seems more wired than the bomb, despite just being put on leave. He sniped at Lt. Hanley for having an innocent chat with his ex-girlfriend, then refused to join the rest of patrons in the French tavern's wine cellar during a Luftwaffe raid.Written by
A Tense and Dramatic Episode Directed by Robert Altman
Sgt. Saunders and Lt. Hanley drive a jeep to Lore and while Saunders goes to a hotel to rest, Hanley goes to a tavern to have a decent meal. The nurse Anne Farell helps Hanley to order the meal since he does not speak French and they have a chat. Meanwhile her date and former British boyfriend Lt. David Woodman, who is an uptight officer, has an argument with Hanley and refuses to seek protection in the wine cellar during a bombing by the Germans. Later Woodman, who is a specialist in disarming bombs, is informed that a time bomb was dropped in the church and has not exploded. He heads to the church to blow-up the bomb and finds Hanley trapped under the debris of the church. What will Woodman do?
"Any Second Now" is a tense and dramatic episode of "Combat!" directed by Robert Altman. The plot shows how stressed a soldier may become after years of war and the friction between even allied buddies. There is practically no action scene and the conclusion is well resolved. My vote is seven.
Title (Brazil): "A Qualquer Segundo" ("At Any Second")
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