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The One That Got Away (1996)

An army unit conducting reconnaissance on the enemy territory is disclosed and defeated. Several surviving soldiers has a desperate running to the border.

Director:

Paul Greengrass

Writers:

Paul Greengrass (screenplay), Chris Ryan (book)
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Cast

Credited cast:
Jody Abrahams Jody Abrahams ... Young Iraqi soldier
Nick Brimble ... Sgt. Vince Phillips
Simon Burke ... Stan
David Clatworthy David Clatworthy ... Quartermaster
Jack Ellis ... SAS Officer
Sam Halpenny ... Legs Lane
Andre Jacobs ... Navigator (as André Jacobs)
Stefan Kalipha ... Iraqi Officer
Paul McGann ... Cpl. Chris Ryan
George Middlekoop George Middlekoop ... Old goatherder
David Morrissey ... Sgt. Andy 'Mac' McNab, DCM, MM
Alexander Morton ... Big Bob (as Sandy Morton)
Hannes Muller Hannes Muller ... Mark
Frank Opperman Frank Opperman ... Taxi Driver
Gamiet Peterson Gamiet Peterson ... Young Syrian man
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The existence of the anti-Iraq coalition was threatened when Saddam targetted Israel. In order to keep Israel out of the war, and the coalition together the Scuds had to be stopped. SAS patrol Bravo Two Zero, under the command of Sgt. Andy McNab was tasked to destroy these weapons. Three of the SAS troopers were killed and four captured: Only one escaped - Cpl. Chris Ryan. This is his version of what happenned. Written by Fus M P York <mmy5@aber.ac.uk>

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The Incredible Story of Corporal Chris Ryan

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Worth Watching.
8 December 1999 | by Glen-38See all my reviews

I really liked this drama production (or TV movie, whatever). This captured the feeling of the book while adding its own dramatic interpretations as to these events. A lot of people have the preconception that the SAS or any other of the armed forces are always right, but this really opened my eyes as to how mistakes are made.

In light of other remake of the Bravo Two Zero events, "Brave Two Zero" with Sean Bean, I believe this to be the better film. The music is really great, and manages to keep our attention when nothing really interesting is happening.

A good cast, watchable action sequences, and the always good Paul McGann earn this film a decent grade.


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

18 February 1996 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ainoana hengissä See more »

Filming Locations:

South Africa

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Stereo

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1.33 : 1
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