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Bear Island [1979]

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It is seen in hands of several characters including Lechinski ( Christopher Lee) and Frank Lansing ( Donald Sutherland). Not sure why I wouldn’t have seen this when it was first released…it’s just the type of movie I would’ve checked out that year, when I started going to the walking-distance multiplex regularly and catching at least a movie a week. I think if we cut some of the character interaction and just played it for speed and thrills it might have made more money. The team is led by the German scientists Gerran and his deputy Hartman , and includes Norwegian psychiatrist Lindquist and the laconic Pole Lechinski .

It doesn't take us long to discover that on board one of the abandoned U-boats is a the stuff to give "Goldfinger' a wet dream - and someone amongst them is determined to secure it. Read all On the remote Norwegian Bear Island, used as a submarine base by the Germans during World War II, U. Sutherlands Anmachversuche sind jedoch ziemlich abstrakt und des Krankenschwesters Allheilmittel scheint schwarzer KAFFEE zu sein. Goodnight Vienna’ is a repeated line here; it’s very much part of both British and Scottish vernacular as a phrase that means that the lights have, in some figurative way, gone out. American biologist Frank Lansing joins the boat, where he is reunited with his friend Smithy and former colleague Rubin .An announcement at the end of the closing credits reads "Coming Soon - Alistair MacLean's Goodbye California".

Vote up content that is on-topic, within the rules/guidelines, and will likely stay relevant long-term. A solitary figure, Larsen, hurries across an arctic landscape to his tent, from where he sends an emergency radio signal, trying to contact his colleagues on the ship 'Morning Rose', but he is killed before he can transmit any useful information. Except for Cannon’s little-seen RIVER OF DEATH, released to a handful of theaters in 1989, BEAR ISLAND was the last adaptation of an Alistair MacLean novel to play on the big screen. 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. You can change your choices at any time by visiting Cookie preferences, as described in the Cookie notice.Lansing takes Lindquist to the U-boat where they find crates marked as containing explosives, but on opening one they discover it is full of gold. the protagonist, is wholly non-believable, whether conversing with others or fist-fighting the bad guys. Vanessa Redgrave is a nice Norwegian doctor but the agent who was killed was Norwegian so there is a mystery there. At the time of the film’s release I was most interested in Christopher Lee’s appearance in a Canadian made feature film. Boom in Canadian Film Making Hits Snag: Explosion in Canadian Movies Stuck With the Movie 'A Necessary Shakeup' Begging for Distribution Shortage of Producers' ".

Not that you had much of a chance to hear it, as his character wound up vanishing early on, before even establishing himself as a possible suspect for the evildoers behind the apparent sabotage of the scientists’ investigation. Joining the expedition via a helicopter is marine biologist Donald Sutherland who, it will transpire, has a link to the island. Radio masts collapse, explosives are used to create deadly avalanches, a generator blows up, but who is the saboteur who seeks the elusive gold?Snowcapped and soporific, this adaptation of Alistair Maclean's novel Bear Island is a product from a time when transferring the author's work to the big screen was still a regular occurence even though the output no longer had the pull that they once did. Peter Snell enlisted director Don Sharp, who had worked on an adaptation of MacLean's Puppet on a Chain. I hadn’t seen this film since it came out at the theater and maybe a network debut the following year and upon this revisit, time hasn’t marred my judgement.

The setting is a tiny, remote and generally uninhabited Norwegian island where U-boat pens from WWII still conceal hidden gold. He had aged considerably and wasn’t the virile action star I had imagined him to be at this point in his film career. Bear Island is a 1979 British Canadian adventure movie directed by Don Sharp and based on the 1971 novel of the same name by Alastair MacLean.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. it's routine adventure- flick stuff: blood, guts and (a little) suspense intercut with acting of appalling quality, and dialogue that makes one yearn for the days of silent movies. A UN expedition of scientists from different countries come to barren arctic Bear Island, between Svalbard and northern Norway, to study climate change.

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