Attack on the Iron Coast

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  • G
  • 1968
  • 1 hr 29 min
  • 5.5  (762)

Attack on the Iron Coast is a war movie from 1968 directed by Paul Wendkos, starring Lloyd Bridges, Andrew Keir, Sue Lloyd, and Mark Eden. The movie is set in the year 1944, at the height of World War II, and it depicts the efforts of a team of British commandos to destroy a German naval base in France, located on the rugged shoreline of the Atlantic Ocean.

The movie starts with a briefing of the mission, which is led by Lieutenant Commander Alec Duffy (Lloyd Bridges), a seasoned veteran who has seen his share of action. The mission is difficult and dangerous, as the Germans have heavily fortified their position, and the terrain is difficult to navigate. The team is comprised of a diverse group of soldiers, each with his own specialty, and the success of the mission rests on their ability to work together as a cohesive unit.

As the team makes their way through enemy territory, they encounter a number of obstacles, including minefields, booby traps, and German patrols. The tension is high throughout the movie, as the soldiers know that they are on a suicide mission, but are determined to see it through to the end. Along the way, they pick up a French woman, Monique (Sue Lloyd), who provides them with valuable intelligence about the German positions and helps them to avoid detection.

Once the commandos arrive at the naval base, they realize that the situation is worse than they had anticipated. The Germans have installed a number of anti-aircraft guns, making it difficult for the commandos to approach the base by air. This forces the commandos to use a little-known tactic, a "surf and turf" approach, which involves landing on the beach and then making their way to the base on foot. The beach landing is a harrowing experience, as the commandos come under heavy fire from the Germans.

The second half of the movie is a tense battle between the commandos and the Germans, as the former attempts to sabotage the naval base and the latter tries to prevent them from doing so. The action is fast-paced and intense, as the commandos fight their way through the labyrinthine tunnels of the base, planting explosives and setting fires along the way.

Despite the odds against them, the commandos are ultimately successful in their mission, and the naval base is destroyed. However, the success of the mission comes at a great cost, as several members of the team are killed or captured by the Germans. The survivors make their way back to England, their mission accomplished but with heavy hearts.

Overall, Attack on the Iron Coast is a well-made and engaging war movie, with strong performances from its cast and plenty of action and suspense. The movie is notable for its realistic depiction of the difficulty and danger of commando operations during World War II, and its portrayal of the bravery and sacrifice of the soldiers who carried out these missions.

Attack on the Iron Coast is a 1968 war movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 29 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.5.

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  • Release Date
    1968
  • MPAA Rating
    G
  • Runtime
    1 hr 29 min
  • Language
    French
  • IMDB Rating
    5.5  (762)