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Alistair MacLean film reviews


Alistair MacLean

British / Scottish director


1961

The Guns of Navarone

screenplay

A Beautiful Mind 1961

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

1968

Ice Station Zebra

screenplay

A Beautiful Mind 1968

American nuclear submarine is sent on a secret mission towards the Arctic glacier.

1968

Where Eagles Dare

screenplay

A Beautiful Mind 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

A Beautiful Mind 1971

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

1978

Force 10 from Navarone

screenplay

A Beautiful Mind 1978

Commandos from action on Navarone are sent on another mission - this time to Yugoslavian partisans.

1993

Death Train

screenplay

A Beautiful Mind 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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