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Return from the River Kwai


Category: 22
All Genres: War, Drama
Release Year: 1989
Country: UK
Runtime: 101
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Andrew V. McLaglen
Sound: Dolby
Taglines:

  • A Supernatural Nightmare of Unholy Terror.
  • It's time for fear. It's time for terror. It's time for retribution. The time is now!

  • Writing by: Joan Blair – (book) and
    Clay Blair Jr. – (book)
    Sargon Tamimi – (screenplay) and
    Paul Mayersberg – (screenplay)

    Produced by: Daniel Unger – executive producer
    Kurt Unger – producer

    Cast: Nick Tate – Cmdr.Hunt
    Timothy Bottoms – Seaman Miller
    George Takei – Lt. Tanaka
    Edward Fox – Maj. Benford
    Alexander Blaise – Exec. Officer Clancy (as Blaise Alexandre)
    Simplicio Cahilig – Old Vietnamese Man
    Michael Dante – Cmdr. Davidson
    Patricia Edmondson – Lady in Saigon
    Denholm Elliott – Col. Grayson
    Richard Graham – Sgt. Perry
    Jimmy Guerrero – Japanese Businessman

    Music: Lalo Schifrin
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    Plot Outline: A group of war prisoners from the Kwai bridge building camp undertake a harsh journey to Japan.
    Plot: A group of war prisoners has spilt blood, sweat and tears to construct a bridge over the river Kwai in Thailand. Just when the bridge is ready, an American bomber arrives and destroys it. Camp commander Tanaka wants to set an example and orders that some of the prisoners must be executed. Just in time major Harada arrives with orders that the healthiest prisoners must be transported to Japan by train and boat. A treacherous journey since the allied forces keep a close eye on railroads and practically own the seas. The prisoners are thinking of plans to escape. Meanwhile the American bomber has been shot down and it's pilot, Leyland Crawford, is being rescued by the indigenous people, the Meo. The Meo have formed a resistance group against the Japanese, led by the British colonel Grayson.

    Movie Quotes: George Miller:”>Begging Vito] NO MORE… NO MORE
    Vito Minelli Sr.:”>as he posesses George once again] ONCE MORE


    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    In the opening credits certain letters are reversed so as to imitate Russian Cyrillic script. In particular, “Rs” and “Ns” are reversed.

    Goofs: We know about 15 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Factual errors: In the article by Fowler in the London Times there is the word “kilometers” with the American spelling rather than the British spelling “kilometres”. It is very unlikely that an article by a British journalist in a British newspaper would use this spelling.

    Trivia: There are 3 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • Anthony Andrews was earmarked for the Edward Fox part
    • The movie is set in 1945 but here are some facts from the ship. Brazil Maru, a 12,752-ton troop transport, was completed in 1939 as a civilian passenger liner. Requisitioned in 1941, she a served as a transport during the first months of the Pacific war. Brazil Maru was torpedoed and sunk by USS Greenling (SS-213) near Truk on 5 August 1942.
    • This film was not released in the USA in cinemas because of legal reasons.


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