The Sea Wolves

The Sea Wolves

Andrew V McLaglen (1980)

PG Certificate


Our Score
Encouraged by his success with the rollicking action romp The Wild Geese, intrepid producer Euan Lloyd came thundering out of the same paddock with this maritime Second World War version. Starring a trio of venerable old sea dogs, the exploits are headed up by Gregory Peck, quite unaccountably attempting a most ill-advised English accent, which is especially disturbing when pitched, literally, alongside Roger Moore and David Niven, with whom he once stormed the cliffs at Navarone. Amazingly, this tosh was written, as was its predecessor, by the distinguished screenwriter Reginald Rose (12 Angry Men) and directed with some verve by Andrew V McLaglen, but there's little point in pretending this has any real merit. It's not boring, though, for all sorts of strange reasons.


The German Navy use three Goa-based vessels to attack Allied shipping, and their British counterparts cannot retaliate as they are moored in neutral waters. A group of retired officers living in India unofficially returns to duty to deal with the threat. Fact-based Second World War adventure, starring Gregory Peck, Roger Moore, David Niven, Trevor Howard, Barbara Kellerman and Patrick Macnee.

Cast & Crew

Lt Col Lewis Pugh Gregory Peck
Capt Gavin Stewart Roger Moore
Col Bill Grice David Niven
Jack Cartwright Trevor Howard
Mrs Cromwell Barbara Kellerman
Maj `Yogi' Crossley Patrick Macnee
Colin Mackenzie Patrick Allen
Charlie Wilton Kenneth Griffith
Trompeta Wolf Kahler
Doris Grice Faith Brook
Director Andrew V McLaglen
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdGuidance: Edited for violence, language.Available on: video