Force 10 from Navarone (film)

Forcefrom Navarone is a 1978 British produced war film loosely based on Alistair MacLeans 1968 novel of the same name. It is a sequel to the 1961 film, The Guns of Navarone. The parts of Mallory and Miller are played by Robert Shaw who died before the film was released and Edward Fox, succeeding the roles originally portrayed by Gregory Peck and David Niven. It was directed by Guy Hamilton and also stars Harrison Ford, Carl Weathers, Barbara Bach, Franco Nero, and Richard Kiel.

To get to Yugoslavia, the two men pair with Force 10, an American sabotage unit, led by Colonel Barnsby Harrison Ford, which has its own mission there. To maximise security, Forcesteals a Lancaster bomber from a British air base in Termoli, Italy, rather than requisitioning one but they are spotted by American MPs before they can take off. Weaver Carl Weathers, a US Army sergeant under arrest by the MPs, joins with Forceand forces his way onto the plane. Barnsby and crew successfully escape Termoli, only to be shot down by Luftwaffe night fighters. Only Barnsby, Mallory, Miller, Weaver, and Forcemember Doug Reynolds Angus MacInnes manage to escape the crippled plane.On the ground, the survivors run across a group they believe to be their allies, Communist Yugoslav Partisans, led by Captain Drazak Richard Kiel. Force 10s rescuers are soon revealed to be collaborationist Chetniks nationalist Serb guerrillas under German control. The Germans take the team into custody but do not know their mission, so Mallory and Barnsby tell the commander, Major Schroeder Michael Byrne, that they are criminals fleeing Allied authorities. To keep Schroeder from opening Millers suitcase, which contains his special explosives, Mallory tells him that it contains a new wonder drug called penicillin which will spoil if exposed to air. By the next morning, the prisoners are told that Schroeder has opened the case, finding it full of firewood. Surprised, Mallory and Barnsby improvise an excuse, admitting they buried the samples. Schroeder sends them to retrieve them, under the guard of his concubine Maritza Barbara Bach and three of his soldiers. Miller, Weaver, and Reynolds are left in a cell in camp. ........

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