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Summary: Based on a true story, Sergeant Peter King of the Army Dental Corps, too old to fight, and Private Leslie Cuthbertson, a trainee dental mechanic in the Corps, are thrown together by their passionate desire to see active service. Armed with just two revolvers and a dozen grenades, King persuades Cuthbertson to join him on a mission to occupied France. In a letter to Winston Churchill, King explains their intention to invade France and fight the Germans. After a number of failed attempts, they finally arrive by boat and stumble across a German radar station. They succeed in blowing up what they believe to be the main Operations Room, but are soon forced to make their escape as the entire compound unexpectedly erupts with gunfire and explosions. After narrow escapes from the Germans and a stray mine in the Channel, the two men are picked up at sea and interrogated as spies. Identified as deserters, they are returned to their barracks to be court-martialed. At the eleventh hour King and Cuthbertson are saved by the arrival of Major Merton, Churchill's Chief Intelligence Advisor. Their letter has been received in Whitehall and Merton corroborates their heroic story. Exonerated of lying, King and Cuthbertson are nevertheless reprimanded by the Court for their behavior, but receive an invitation to tea with the Prime Minister should they ever be in Whitehall.
Runtime: 109 min
Rating: Rated PG for language and some violence.
Production: Little Wing Films
Genres: Drama, Comedy, War
Country: UK
Language: English
Director Credit
John Henderson Director
Writer Credit
Christopher Villiers Writer
Raymond Foxall Writer
Richard Everett Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Derek Jacobi Maj. Merton
Kenneth Cranham Sgt. Peter King
Leo Bill Pvt. Leslie Cuthbertson
Cast Credit
Anthony O'Donnell Chief Armourer
Anthony Valentine SM Dudley
David Ryall Winston Churchill
James Fleet Maj. Bates
Jason Round Soldier #3
Julian Glover Col. Hatchard
Nick Miles Sgt. Mowat
Paul Bayfield Mike (Soldier #1)
Phyllida Law Faith
Richard Sutton Pvt. Horrocks
Rosanna Lavelle Emma Fraser
Tim 'Nobby' Clarke Young Sergeant
Producer Credit
Amanda Coombes Executive Producer
Amit Barooah Executive Producer
Charlie Savill Executive Producer
Christopher Villiers Associate Producer
Ira Trattner Producer
Keith Hayley Executive Producer
Pat Harding Producer
Richard Everett Associate Producer
Robert Bevan Executive Producer
Sally French Co-Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: