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.
Both Harrison Ford and Angus MacInnes appeared in Star Wars: A New Hope where they attacked the Death Star. MacInnes as "Gold Leader" dies while trying to put two torpedoes down an exhaust port. Ford, as Han Solo helps Luke Skywalker finish the job.
What happened to you?
Weaver: He bit me in all the excitement. But damn it to hell, we did it, Colonel! We did it!
Barnsby: Yes we did, Sergeant! Yes we did!
Miller: And a merry Christmas!
Mallory: Yes, gentlemen, we did it!
Mallory: But before we can start awarding ourselves Victoria ...
When the goods train is shunting in the yard, it consists of wagons (open) and vans (closed), clearly of British outline; one vehicle has a number panel from 1970's British Rail. After the saboteurs are carried away in this train, it is seen to emerge from a tunnel, consisting of an electric locomotive (see elsewhere: anachronism), pulling only a train of continental outline vans.
Opening credits prologue: SOMEWHERE IN ENGLAND 1943
The original release ran 118 minutes. A restored 126 minute version, has additional footage; however, a few short scenes have been removed; a few scenes have been re-edited into different portions of the film; some dialog was removed; some dialog was redubbed. Among the additions are:
English, Croatian, Serbian