PG | | Action, Drama, War
During World War II, several oddly assorted military experts are teamed in a mission to raid and destroy a bridge vital to enemy strategy.
This movie is a collection of actors who appeared in blockbuster movies (that would become iconic) from the last three years: Harrison Ford from Star Wars; Carl Weathers from Rocky; Barbara Bach and Richard Kiel from The Spy Who Loved Me; and Robert Shaw from Jaws.
Miller! That useless git!
Barnsby: It didnt...
Barnsby: It didn't work!
Mallory: Yes I know it didn't work!
Barnsby: Well let's get out of here!
Mallory: Yeah let's get out of here, when I see Miller I'm going to ring his useless neck!
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.
Opening credits prologue: SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND 1943
The 118 minute version has the American International logo, an American voice narrating the introduction, a "silly-ass" British voiceover saying "Mallory, Miller, good to have you aboard. We thought for a moment we left you on Navarone." when they are pulled out of the water, and an Eastmancolor credit. The 126 minute version has a Columbia logo, British narrator in the opening, no voiceover, and a Technicolor credit.
English, Croatian, German, Serbian