Force 10 from Navarone

  • 12
  • Guy Hamilton (1978)
  • UK
  • 120 min
Force 10 from Navarone
Film Review
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2 out of 5

A totally unnecessary and remarkably belated follow-up to producer Carl Foreman's massive 1961 hit, The Guns of Navarone. The cast here is no match for Gregory Peck, David Niven and Anthony Quinn in the original; this time round, a tired Robert Shaw (in his penultimate picture), a pre-superstardom Harrison Ford and a mannered Edward Fox are faced not only with the enemy, but also with a cliché-ridden script. Director Guy Hamilton's uninspired movie begins with the climax of the earlier film, then spends an inordinate amount of time before reaching its own explosive finale. Fans of the James Bond series (and The Spy Who Loved Me, in particular) may recognise Barbara Bach and Richard Kiel in supporting roles.

Plot Summary

Second World War drama starring Robert Shaw and Harrison Ford. Sent on a mission to Yugoslavia to blow up a bridge essential to the German war effort, a crack squad of soldiers is hindered by leaked information. The unit's leader then begins to suspect that someone among them is a double agent.

Cast and crew

Cast

Mallory
Robert Shaw
Barnsby
Harrison Ford
Miller
Edward Fox
Maritza
Barbara Bach
Lescovar
Franco Nero
Weaver
Carl Weathers
Drazac
Richard Kiel
Reynolds
Angus MacInnes
Schroeder
Michael Byrne
Petrovich
Alan Badel

Crew

Director
Guy Hamilton

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Theatrical distributor: 
Columbia-Warner Dists
Guidance: 
Edited for violence and nudity.
Available on video and DVD
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama