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Bear Island [1979]

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However, several of them turn out to be more interested in the fact that (according to the film) there was a German U-boat base on the island during the Second World War. Donald Sutherland attempts a flawed hero, but he doesn’t have much to work with, which includes a particularly vapid Redgrave.

Casualties will soon begin to mount and if one didn’t know any better, you might think Kurt Russell and the cast of The Thing might turn up at any moment due to the arctic isolation and the sabotage being committed upon various life preserving needs such as a generator. The filmography is also great for a self-shot action movie under such conditions (if only the "found footage" genre films could be this smooth). Gewiss nicht der spannenste Thriller, dennoch schön in Kälte eingewattet und auf Rätselsuche (U-Boot, zweiter Weltkrieg) sogar etwas Adventure-Feeling ausstrahlend.The downside of this professionalism is that some viewers might be skeptical that they actually pulled this off. And a member of the expedition is quickly killed, but it's way over an hour into it before we even know the cause of the mystery, let alone who is behind the naughty goings on.

The 'Morning Rose' is carrying a multinational expedition of United Nations scientists to the remote Bear Island to study " climate change". Lansing and Rubin disobey instructions and venture into the area near the U-boat base but someone triggers an avalanche using explosive charges, killing Rubin.

That film was never made but Snell did go on to make The Hostage Tower and Air Force One is Down based on MacLean stories. Snell, however, did get The Hostage Tower (1980) and Detonator II: Night Watch (1995) made for television. Ikonisch besetzter Arktisthriller, der den kalten Krieg im weißen Niemandsland - der Bäreninsel - aufleben lässt.

This movie was intended as the first in a series of Alistair MacLean adaptations, which would have included "El Dorado", "Athabasca", "Night Without End", and "The Way to Dusty Death". Three brothers go to remote Bear Island (Bjørnøya) in the Barents Sea to find the perfect wave; travelling with a surfboard, a snowboard, a paraglider and food found in supermarket trash canisters back home in Norway. The classic tale of adventure and death on a mysterious Arctic island, from the acclaimed master of action and suspense. The Third Reich ended here…The Fourth Reich is just beginning…’ runs the tagline for Don Sharp’s 1979 Alistair MacLean adaptation, a big all-star action movie that was way out of fashion with critics and audiences back in the day.The 103 third parties who use cookies on this service do so for their purposes of displaying and measuring personalized ads, generating audience insights, and developing and improving products. Fetched from the Vaults to help us through the awful lockdown, and what a tonic it is - if you like Adventure, stunning locations, a good plot, plenty of action, and you can put up with Donald Sutherland as a two fisted hero, Vanessa Redgrave, not a great romantic lead, and Widmark with a terrible accent. As you might have surmised, Bear Island lost a lot of money, but some time later proved ideal for settling down in front of afternoon television to pass a couple of hours with, and it’s that audience who would appreciate it the most. Despite being directed by a guy named Sharp, this Cold War thriller is really quite dull (Nobel prize for wordplay). Sehenswert sind jedoch die beeindruckenden Landschaftsaufnahmen, die in Alaska und Kanada gedreht wurden und für die Alan Hume verantwortlich war, der sich damit für die nächsten drei Bond-Filme als Kameramann qualifizierte.

G. Wells Kurt Vonnegut Lee Child Loren Eiseley Louise Erdrich Louise Penny Lovecraft and Howard Malcolm X Margaret Atwood Marianne Moore and Her World Mo Willems Neil Gaiman Norman Mailer Octavia Butler Pat LaMarche and the Charles Bruce Foundation P. We know Sutherland isn't the bad guy because he is the hero, but his father was a U-Boat captain who died on the island. I was drawn to this because of the fantastic cast so it made an instant poor impression because so many of them were sporting silly accents and I'm not sure it ever really recovered. Christopher Lee, Richard Widmark and Vanessa Redgrave give their European accents a whirl (which, in Widmark’s case, is oddly transfixing). Most notably, the view of the captain Lansing's cabin presents the captain's corpse being handcuffed to bulkhead and another corpse sitting by the desk.

In 2020 HarperCollins Publishers decided to reprint MacLean with fine new covers and a uniform look. They transform the challenging nature of Bear Island into their own playground, finding ice-cold waves and precipitous slopes. However, due to this movie's disappointing box-office performance, "Goodbye, California", and the other titles were never made by producer Peter Snell, who had bought the rights to numerous MacLean works in 1975, including ones at the time that had not even been published or written yet. On the remote Norwegian Bear Island, used as a submarine base by the Germans during World War II, U.

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