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Alistair MacLean film reviews


Alistair MacLean

British / Scottish director


1961

The Guns of Navarone

screenplay

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1961

Group of commandos take up difficult mission to silence the German guns on small Greek island.

1968

Ice Station Zebra

screenplay

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1968

During Cold War American nuclear submarine is sent on a secret mission towards the Arctic glacier, where military satellite have crashed.

1968

Where Eagles Dare

screenplay

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1968

Small unit of commandos is dropped in the Alps, where they have to infiltrate the castle on the top of a mountain. Their mission seems to be impossible to fulfil, but British intelligence selected their best men for the job.

1971

When Eight Bells Toll

screenplay

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1971

British Treasury agent takes up investigation into case of commercial ships going missing in Irish Sea.

1978

Force 10 from Navarone

screenplay

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1978

Commandos from mission on Navarone are sent to different part of Europe, this time to occupied Yugoslavia, where their orders are to find and kill German spy that infiltrated local partisans headquarters.

1993

Death Train

screenplay

One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest 1993

Mercenaries take over a train in Germany and plan to reach the Iraq. Why would authorities would let them pass through rail network? Perhaps so they would not detonate the nuclear bomb they have aboard.




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