Movies Force 10 from Navarone (1978, Harrison Ford, Robert Shaw) Published 6 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 TV1 day ago This Is Personal: The Hunt for the Yorkshire Ripper (ITV 2000, Alun Armstrong, Richard Ridings) Period crime drama serial. The story behind Assistant Chief Constable George Oldfield’s tracking down of the evil incarnate that is... TV1 day ago The Comedy Trail: A Shaggy Dog Story (BBC-1 1999, Ronnie Barker, Victoria Wood) A five minute trailer made by the BBC to celebrate their comedy output, with over 40 of the biggest names... TV1 day ago The Frost Report (BBC-1 1966, David Frost, John Cleese) Sketch based series hosted by David Frost and broadcast live. Each episode looked at a different topic including the famous... TV1 day ago Broaden Your Mind (BBC-2 1968, Graeme Garden, Tim Brooke-Taylor) Sketch series tackling many different subjects and billing itself as an Encyclopedia of the Air. The big name writers on... TV1 day ago Monroe (ITV1 2011, James Nesbitt, Sarah Parish) Medical drama series Monroe (which comes from the pen of the always excellent Peter Bowker) follows neuro surgeon Gabriel Monroe... search EPISODES Episodes2 days ago Marvel’s Cloak & Dagger: Two Player (S2EP9 Freeform Thurs 23 May 2019) Two Player: Tandy and Evita must go to great lengths when Tyrone is put in a dangerous situation. Meanwhile, Adina... Episodes2 days ago Murder Chose Me: Blood Money (S3EP4 ID Thurs 23 May 2019) After a middle-aged couple is executed in cold blood, it sends shockwaves of fear through their normally quiet community, but... Episodes2 days ago In the Dark: The One That Got Away (S1EP8 The CW Thurs 23 May 2019, Kyra Sedgwick directs) The One That Got Away: Murphy (Perry Mattfeld) finally starts opening up to Max (Casey Diedrick). Meanwhile, Murphy, Max and... advertisement MOVIES Movies2 months ago The Man Who Killed Don Quixote | 2018 | Adam Driver, Jonathan Pryce Toby, a cynical advertising director finds himself trapped in the outrageous delusions of an old Spanish shoe-maker who believes himself... Movies2 months ago Triple Frontier | 2019 | Ben Affleck, Oscar Isaac, Struggling to make ends meet, former special ops soldiers reunite for a high-stakes heist: stealing $75 million from a South... Movies2 months ago Captive State | 2019 | John Goodman, Vera Farmiga Nearly a decade after occupation by an extraterrestrial force, the lives of a Chicago neighborhood on both sides of the... mytvtonight mytvtonight devoted to all things film and tv.