All Genres: War, Adventure, Thriller
Release Year: 1999
Country: South Africa, UK
Director: Tom Clegg
Writing by: Troy Kennedy-Martin – writer
Andy McNab – book
Produced by: Ruth Caleb – producer
Paul Janssen – producer
Gillian Pearson – line producer
Sudhir Pragjee – associate producer
Anant Singh – producer
Sanjeev Singh – associate producer
Helena Spring – co-producer
David M. Thompson – executive producer
Cast: Sean Bean – Andy McNab
Steve Nicolson – Dinger
Rick Warden – Tony
Richard Graham – Mark
Ian Curtis – Baz
Jamie Bartlett – Ray
Robert Hobbs – Stan
Ron Senior Jr. – Pete
Robert Whitehead – Iraqi Colonel
Caz Abrahams – White Socks
Nick Ashby – Jeral
Music: David Ferguson
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Plot Outline: This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man…
Plot: This is the true story of the most highly decorated British patrol since the Boer war: an eight man SAS team inserted behind Iraqi lines during the Gulf War in January 1991. Their mission was to take out the scud missiles which Saddam Hussein was using to terrorize his enemies, as well as to sever strategic communication lines between Baghdad and North West Iraq. This top secret mission was called “Bravo Two Zero” and it was commanded by Sergeant Andy McNab. Of the eight who went out, only five returned. Dropped into “scud alley” carrying 210-pound packs, McNab and his men soon found themselves surrounded by Saddam's army. Their radios didn't work; the weather was brutally cold. And they had been spotted. For the SAS, the Bravo Two Zero patrol has always been seen with mixed feelings. On one hand, its most famous ever action is a tale of remarkable endurance and heroism; on the other hand, only one of the eight-man patrol managed to escape death or capture (as told in The One That Got Away by Chris Ryan.)
Movie Quotes: Baz:”>when introducing themselves to the camera before they set off] Baz, ex-para like Dinger only better looking.
Dinger:”>in the background] Bollocks!
Baz: Comment, I will give up smoking next year.
Baz: This year, shit!
Crazy Credits: We know about 2 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
At the end credits of the film, the main cast and crews' names are first presented in hieroglyphics, then change into Roman(English) fonts that have a hieroglyphic-like look to them (the rest of the credits are also in this font). After the main cast and crew is named, the rest of the credits, instead of scrolling down in traditional straight lines, are staggered in snake-like patterns, while hieroglyphics are placed in various areas of the credits and on the screen.
Goofs: We know about 76 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: Dawn in the desert strangely creates mid-day shadows.
Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- Reference is made to Breaker Morant. Breaker was a Australian Solider who was Court-Marshaled and executed by the British commander in South Africa, Lord Kitchener during the Boer War. Morant