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The Highest Honor (1982)

R | | War, Drama | 1 January 1984 (USA)
The true story of a daring raid on Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour by Australian and British troops during WWII.
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Cast

Credited cast:
Michael Aitkens Michael Aitkens ... Maj. R.M. Ingleton
Vincent Ball Vincent Ball ... Lt. Cmdr. Hubert Marsham
Craig Ballard Craig Ballard ... Lt. B. Raymond
James Belton James Belton ... Lt. H.R. Ross
Steve Bisley ... A.B. W.G. Falls
Tony Bonner ... Lt. W.G. Carey
Alan Cassell Alan Cassell ... Lt. Ted Carse
Warren Coleman Warren Coleman ... Leading Seaman K.P. Cain
Diane Craig Diane Craig ... Mrs. Page
Slim DeGrey Slim DeGrey ... Leading Stoker J.P. McDowell
George Duff George Duff ... Cpl. A.G. Campbell
Tim Elston Tim Elston ... Sgt. D.P. Gooley
Takuya Fujioka Takuya Fujioka ... Matsumoto
Ken Goodlet Ken Goodlet ... Bill Reynolds
John Griffiths John Griffiths ... Sgt. C.B. Cameron
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On 11 September 1944, a squad of 23 Australian and British soldiers lead by Lieutanant-Colonel Ivan Lyon leave Fremantle bound for Indonesia as part of Operation Rimau, an attempted repeat of the highly-successful Operation Jaywick the previous year in which nearly sixty ships in Japanese-occupied Singapore Harbour were destroyed. Written by Alexander Lum

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War | Drama

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Japan | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 January 1984 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Southern Cross See more »

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Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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This film is based on two WW II missions: Operation Jaywick and Operation Rimau. The latter was an Allied mission of Z Special Force and was similar to Operation Jaywick which had been undertaken one year earlier in September 1943. Operation Rimau's aim was to blow-up Japanese ships with limpet mines in Singapore Harbour. The word Rimau is from the Malay language where it means "tiger". The mission was called this because LTC Ivan Lyon of the earlier Z Force mission Operation Jaywick had a tiger tattooed on his chest. See more »

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You don't see often see handshakes between enemies. In this movie, you will.
10 November 1999 | by DanielHong.orgSee all my reviews

Thumbs up, I say. I don't generally enjoy war movies because they can depict graphical violence. Here I am talking about movies such as Thin Red Line®, Saving Private Ryan® and the like. This movie is quite different. It includes some mild fighting and the sinking of a few ships, (oops, did I say it was mild?) but I do recommend this movie because it deals with the meaning of war. You don't see often see handshakes between enemies. In this movie, you will.


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