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This true story follows the exploits of a top secret British military mission to destroy Nazi radio ships in a neutral harbor during WWII. The daring plan is led by British Intelligence officers Col. Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck) and Capt. Gavin Stewart (Roger Moore). Since the ships are in neutral territory the British Military command, while encouraging the scheme, must deny any knowledge of it if it fails. Pugh and Stewart enlist the aid of retired officer Col. Bill Grice (David Niven) and some of his former soldiers. On the pretext of being on a fishing expedition, these seemingly drunken old men in civilian clothing must board and destroy 3 Nazi ships, whose radio transmissions have resulted in Nazi submarines sinking allied ships. While Stewart arranges a diversion on shore, Pugh and Grice carry out the dangerous raid on and destruction of the Nazi ships.

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  1. James Leasor


  2. Andrew V. McLaglen


  3. Reginald Rose


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  1. Gregory Peck

    Gregory Peck

    Col. Lewis Pugh

  2. Roger Moore

    Roger Moore

    Capt. Gavin Stewart

  3. David Niven

    David Niven

    Col. W.H. Grice

  4. Trevor Howard

    Trevor Howard

    Jack Cartwright

  5. Barbara Kellerman

    Barbara Kellerman

    Mrs. Cromwell

  6. Patrick Macnee

    Patrick Macnee

    Major 'Yogi' Crossley

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 0m

Budget -

Revenue -

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  • June 5, 1981
    PG, Theatrical



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