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Attack Force Z (1982)

Attack Force Z is a movie starring John Phillip Law, Mel Gibson, and Sam Neill. A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.

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  • Genre: Action | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.13G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 93
  • IMDB Rating: 5.6/10 
  • MPR: Normal
  • Peers/Seeds: 0 / 3

The Synopsis for Attack Force Z (1982) 720p

A group of Australian commandos launch a secret mission against Japanese forces in World War II.


The Director and Players for Attack Force Z (1982) 720p

[Director]Tim Burstall
[Role:]John Phillip Law
[Role:]Chris Haywood
[Role:]Sam Neill
[Role:]Mel Gibson


The Reviews for Attack Force Z (1982) 720p


Reviewed bySgtSlaughterVote: 5/10/10

ATTACK FORCE Z is the only Aussie war movie I've seen yet besides RETURNFROM THE RIVER KWAI. It's fast-paced, fun, cheesy and plentyentertaining.

Jon Phillip Law (DEATH RIDES A HORSE) stars as an Allied commando who leads4 international commandos to rescue a Japanese defector from aJapanese-infested island in the Pacific.

The movie features a lot of familiar plot elements, and strongly resemblesthe earlier American features AMBUSH BAY and BEACHHEAD. Only here, the movieis based on fact; a similar mission involving the "Z" Special Forces teamwas actually undertaken in the Pacific. The cast features a lot of youngactors who were unknown at the time, including Mel Gibson (WE WERE SOLDIERS)as the team leader and Sam Neill as the radio operator.

The movie is obviously pretty low budget, as the action scenes involve fewextras and are mostly skirmishes between the 5 commandos and Japanesepatrols. There's some great martial arts action as a Chinese commandojudo-chops dozens of Japanese soldiers to their deaths. The final battlescene, in which a handful of Chinese resistance fighters hold off at least afew dozen Japanese soldiers with shotguns is corny, as the Japanese alwayscharge right into oncoming fire and never attempt a flanking movement. Oneresistance fighter stands in the alley blasting away with a shotgun, onlydying once he's taken 6+ direct hits and grenade fragments. The Japanesesoldiers look and act like idiots and use American machineguns, and theAussies have M3 machine-pistols with silencers that never run out of ammoand never miss -- but what the heck, it's pretty entertaining and logic-freeentertainment.

The musical score is great patriotic stuff by Eric Jupp, and thecinematography is pretty stunning. The Taiwanese crew does a great job withthe little budget they had.

The version shown on TNT and TBS once in a very great while is of goodquality. Unfortunately, there were some scenes in Japanese and others inChinese which lacked subtitles. The closed captions weren't much help eitheras they read, "Speaking in Oriental Language". I haven't seen the NTSC videoyet because it's far too expensive for my taste.

All in all, this really isn't the best war film out there. The action scenesbring the worst excesses to WINDTALKERS to mind as they're excellentlyphotographed by defy all logic known to man. Still, the pace is fast, thecharacters good and the scenery is stunning. I give this a6/10.

Reviewed byEuromuttVote: /10

"Attack Force Z" depicts a fictitious operation by a five-man team fromZ Special Unit, a predominantly Australian special operations unit inWorld War II, who are assigned to infiltrate a Japanese-occupied islandin (presumably) the Dutch East Indies to rescue the aircrew of a downedAllied aircraft. The team is plagued by recurring bad luck (whichquickly alerts the Japanese to their presence) and by friction betweenthe inexperienced team leader, Captain Paul Kelly (Gibson), and hismore experienced but erratic subordinate, a Dutch lieutenant named JanVeitch (Law), the team's most fluent Chinese speaker. When the teammanages to enlist the aid of the local resistance, further frictiondevelops between Kelly and the local cell leader, Lin Chan-Lang (Ko),who resents Kelly's holding back information about the plane'soccupants. About halfway in, however, we do discover why Kelly is understrict orders to keep clam.

For a (relatively) low-budget war movie, "Attack Force Z" is prettygood. The costumes and weapons are about as historically accurate asfeasible, and the filming location--Taiwan--is convincing enough as anisland at the other end of the South China Sea. Particularly enjoyableis the fact that Asian characters speak their respective languages onscreen, rather than accented English. This, however, does lead me tothe film's main problem, at least to me, which is that it's a messethnographically and consequently linguistically. Because it was shotin Taiwan with a mostly Taiwanese (or otherwise ethnically Chinese)cast, the island's population appears to be entirely ethnically Chinesewithout a single speaker of Malay (as it was then called) in evidence,the occasional pitji cap-wearing extra notwithstanding. This alsoresults in the somewhat unlikely situation of Veitch being fluent inChinese rather than Malay.

Veitch is the most problematic character in the film. The originaldirector, Phillip Noyce, left the project at least partly because hedisagreed with the producers over the choice of John Phillip Law toplay Veitch, and bluntly, he was right: Law simply doesn't pull offanything resembling a credible Dutchman. It's not entirely his fault,though, because the writer and producers don't seem to have ever somuch as met a Dutch person, as is apparent from the fact that Veitchisn't even a Dutch name (insofar as I can make out, it's Scottish).Admittedly, I am myself Dutch and my paternal grandmother's familylived in the East Indies so this is a niggle that maybe affects me morethan the typical viewer but it's emblematic of what's wrong with anotherwise perfectly enjoyable film. Enough so that I can almostoverlook how all the team members manage to stay clean shaven despitenot having time to shave.

Pretty averageReviewed byTBJCSKCNRRQTreviewsVote: 5/10

I don't know enough about Aussie involvement in WWII to say if this has actually happened, but I understand that there are definitely some things that don't ring true, accuracy-wise. The plot is fine, though I can't claim that this ever gripped me. Not even a firm handshake. The pacing is reasonable enough, and the battles and such have their moments. Acting is mixed, none of it got me that engaged in this. Was Gibson not a name yet? Mad Max was out, as was its first sequel. Did he not get recognition before Lethal Weapon? I am not sufficiently familiar with his career, and I frankly don't care to be. Neill, come on, he's got talent, had that not been realized at this point? Did he need a paycheck? That badly? Seriously? While I suppose I may have just watched a half-heartedly put together copy of this, I gotta say... there were a lot of speeches in, I guess Mandarin, that seemed to be important and like they should affect the audience, in spite of the fact that they were not subbed. What gives? I did follow the story, however, if the words were meant to evoke emotion, they failed. Still, this is not useless, or it doesn't have to be. If so inclined, you can make drinking games for it. How about every time a gun fires without making a sound? Each time the piece of music playing in this is one that belongs in a film at least one or two decades prior to the release of this. And of course, whenever you spot a tired action flick cliché. Make sure to stock up. I recommend this to the biggest fans of war movies. 5/10

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