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Force 10 from Navarone (1978)

PG | | Action, Drama, War | 8 December 1978 (USA)
During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy.

Director:

Guy Hamilton

Writers:

Alistair MacLean (novel), Robin Chapman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Shaw ... Mallory
Harrison Ford ... Barnsby
Barbara Bach ... Maritza
Edward Fox ... Miller
Franco Nero ... Lescovar
Carl Weathers ... Weaver
Richard Kiel ... Drazak
Alan Badel ... Petrovitch
Michael Byrne ... Schroeder
Philip Latham ... Jensen
Angus MacInnes ... Reynolds
Michael Sheard ... Sgt. Bauer
Petar Buntic Petar Buntic ... Marko
Leslie Schofield ... Interrogation Officer 1
Anthony Langdon ... Interrogation Officer 2 (as Antony Langdon)
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Storyline

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 <rcs0411@yahoo.com>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Explosive high adventure! A mission more daring than silencing the "Guns". See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English | Croatian | Serbian

Release Date:

8 December 1978 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Alistair MacLean's Force 10 from Navarone See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$5,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$7,230,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$7,230,000
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (restored)

Sound Mix:

4-Track Stereo

Color:

Black and White (archive photographs in opening credits)| Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This film represents one of three movies, all made during the mid-to-late 1970s, that actress Barbara Bach and actor Richard Kiel both appeared in. The movies include The Humanoid (1979), Force 10 from Navarone (1978) and The Spy Who Loved Me (1977). See more »

Goofs

The first screen shot after the initial briefing is of a sign, Termoli Air Base, identifying two separate commands who occupy it. One is HQ 462 Sqdn RAF, the other HQ 17 Corp USAF. The United States Air Force did not exist until after the war, in 1947. Prior to that, it was the United States Army Air Force, (USAAF), a division of the US Army. See more »

Quotes

Mallory: [with Lescovar standing next to Major Petrovitch] I was sent here to identify a German agent, code name "Nicolai." We are reliably informed that he has infiltrated the People's Resistance Army, and is now known as Capt. Lescovar.
Maj. Petrovitch: And having identified this man, what were your further orders?
Mallory: I was to eliminate him, sir.
Maj. Petrovitch: Eliminate? Don't you mean kill?
Mallory: Yes, sir. I do mean kill.
Maj. Petrovitch: [to Lescovar] Do you hear that, Lescovar? The gentlemen from London want us to shoot you.
[Bursts out laghing]
Maj. Petrovitch: I'm sorry, ...
[...]
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Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND 1943 See more »

Alternate Versions

The European 2005 DVD release (by Sony, not MGM) contains only the extended version, but a different one from the US release. It has a new credit sequence set against a background of changing lights and shadows - just like during the end credits. See more »

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A James Bond reunion
26 April 2004 | by perfectbondSee all my reviews

Force 10 felt like a James Bond reunion. The director is Guy Hamilton (Goldfinger, Diamonds Are Forever, Live and Let Die, The Man With the Golden Gun). Robert Shaw (From Russia With Love) is the star. Barbara Bach (The Spy Who Loved Me) is a love interest. Even Richard Kiel (Jaws in The Spy Who Loved Me) is here as a heavy. Unfortunately this film is not as enjoyable as a typical Bond film not to mention equaling or surpassing the Gregory Peck classic, The Guns of Navarone, to which it is a followup. The film is not an entire waste however. A young Harrison Ford is very convincing action star even here and is almost enough to save this disappointing effort. The only really gripping part of this film was the racial tension between Keil's character and Carl Weather's (Predator) character. Average film, 6/10. This review was based on the widescreen version on the DVD which had a few extra minutes.


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