Movies Force 10 from Navarone (1978, Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw) Published 3 months ago on December 1, 2018 Seventeen years after Gregory Peck, David Niven and friends blew up The Guns Of Navarone comes this sequel, which, like its predecessor, is also based on a novel by Alistair MacLean. The Second World War epic is set two years after the original, in 1943, and sees the two survivors from the first story being sent behind enemy lines to Yugoslavia, to locate and kill the double agent who betrayed them in Navarone. Where originally Gregory Peck and David Niven played Mallory and Miller, this time Robert Shaw and Edward Fox portray them. The two are attached to the Force 10, a group of US soldiers led by Lieutenant-Colonel Barnsby (Harrison Ford), whose mission is to blow up a bridge linking Germany and Yugoslavia. But when the group’s plane is shot down over Yugoslavia, the survivors are captured by a band of Chetniks, led by Captain Drazak (Richard Kiel), with both missions now appearing doomed. An archetypal seventies war film, full of bravado, explosions and boys’ own heroism, Force 10 was Harrison Ford’s first movie following his appearance as Han Solo in a certain science fiction movie called Star Wars. Sadly, while Ford was in the early stages of a career that would flourish in the eighties, this was the penultimate film of irascible acting legend Robert Shaw, who died of a heart attack four months before the film was released in the UK. The 7ft 2in Richard Kiel squeezed this performance in between two Bond films, The Spy Who Loved Me and Moonraker, in which he played the henchman, Jaws. And as you’d expect from someone who’s 7ft 2in, Kiel stands out here as a Partisan enemy. production details UK | 118 minutes | 1978 Director: Guy Hamilton Writer: Robin Chapman, Carl Foreman (based on the novel by Alistair MacLean) cast Harrison Ford as Lieutenant Colonel Barnsby Robert Shaw as Maj. Keith Mallory Barbara Bach as Maritza Petrovich Edward Fox as Miller Franco Nero as Lescovar Carl Weathers as Weaver Richard Kiel as Drazak Alan Badel as Petrovitch Michael Byrne as Schroeder Philip Latham as Jensen Angus MacInnes as Reynolds Michael Sheard as Sgt. Bauer Petar Buntić as Marko ActionAdventureAlan BadelAlistair MacleanAngus MacInnesBarbara BachCarl WeathersEdward FoxFranco NeroGuy HamiltonHarrison FordMichael ByrneMichael SheardPhilip LathamRichard KielRobert ShawRobin ChapmanThrillerWar Advertisement advertisement and this just in Episodes21 hours ago Miracle Workers: 12 Days (TBS Tues 26 Feb 2019) 12 Days: A troublesome human complicates Craig and Eliza’s plan, while Sanjay attempts to burnish his credentials. With Steve Buscemi,... Episodes21 hours ago Teachers: The Final Robe (TV Land Tues 26 Feb 2019) The Final Robe: Ms. Bennigan has two spots left in her bridal party and the three remaining teachers compete to... Episodes21 hours ago Food Truck Nation: Smoked, Stuffed and Frozen Finds (S1EP8 Tues 26 Feb 2019 on Cooking) Chef Brad Miller visits a food truck in Orange County that has its own custom smoker onboard, then he tries... Episodes21 hours ago The Rookie: Plain Clothes Day (S1EP14 ABC Tues 26 Feb 2019) Plain Clothes Day: The rookies are really put to the test when their training officers accompany them out of uniform... Episodes21 hours ago Hometown Homicide: Local Girl Gone (S1EP2 ID Tues 26 Feb 2019) Local Girl Gone: When 15-year-old high school freshman Danielle Locklear, of Hope Mills, N.C., went missing in March 2014, her... search EPISODES Episodes21 hours ago The Doorbell Rang Twice airs Tues 26 Feb 2019 on ID When three masked men break into the home of two newlyweds, it ultimately tests their courage in a night of... Episodes21 hours ago Temptation Island: Head in the Sand (S1EP7 USA Network Tues 26 Feb 2019) Mixed Messages: The couples are given the opportunity to communicate with their significant others. Airdate: Tuesday 26 February 2019 at... Episodes21 hours ago Chopped: Beer and Brats (S37EP4 FoodTV Tues 26 Feb 2019) Wonton Wonder: The chefs start with an appetizer basket that includes potato chips, then the entree basket includes a savory... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 weeks ago Private Worlds (Paramount 1935, Charles Boyer, Claudette Colbert) Charles Boyer stars as the new superintendent of a progressive mental hospital. His apparent coldness first arouses resentment among the... Movies2 weeks ago Yucatán (2018, Luis Tosar, Stephanie Cayo) In farcical comedy Yucatán a pair of white collar thieves compete fiercely against each other trying to steal from an... Movies2 weeks ago The Breaker Upperers (Netflix Fri 15 Feb 2019, Jackie van Beek, Madeleine Sami) Two women run a business breaking up couples for cash but when one develops a conscience their friendship unravels. production... MY TV TONIGHTWhat's on and when. Broadcast, cable and streaming... BRITISH FILM 1930-1990The Viewer's Guide to British Film 1930-1990 Indepth guide to six decades of cinema in the UK.