The Sea Wolves

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"The Last Charge of the Calcutta Light Horse"
  • PG
  • 1981
  • 2 hr
  • 6.3  (5,184)

During World War II, the Germans execute a sabotage operation targeting British ships in the waters surrounding Goa. In response, the British Navy begins recruiting retired officers and sailors to form a secret operation capable of going undetected by the enemy. This is where the Sea Wolves come in. The Sea Wolves, directed by Andrew V. McLaglen, is an action-packed war thriller that tells the story of a group of retired British Navy officers and sailors who team up to thwart the Germans' sabotage attempts during World War II. The movie is set in India, where the British Navy's retired officers and sailors live out their peaceful lives away from the war. However, with the German's sabotage operations in the surrounding waters, the British government recruits a group of retirees led by Colonel Lewis Pugh (Gregory Peck), to form an undercover team, the Sea Wolves.

Pugh, a stern and resolute leader, brings together a group of retirees who once served with him, including Captain Gavin Stewart (Roger Moore) and Major 'Yank' Grafton (David Niven). Despite their advancing age, the Sea Wolves are willing and able to carry out the dangerous covert operation targeting the German ships.

While the Germans try to sink British ships, the Sea Wolves sneak around to disrupt the German bases in India. They have the challenge of fighting the Nazis with age working against them. Pugh, along with Stewart and Grafton, must gather information, plan operations and put them into action, all while eluding the enemy's efforts to uncover them.

The Sea Wolves is a gripping story of wartime espionage, betrayal, and bravery. The choice of actors was spot on, and their performances were quite exceptional for the film's time. The superb cast, which also includes Patrick Macnee, Trevor Howard, and Barbara Kellerman, deliver their roles effectively, and the chemistry between the actors is evident on-screen.

The film's setting in Goa, India, is a beautiful and breathtaking place to shoot a movie. The picturesque landscapes, ancient monuments, and sandy beaches make for excellent backdrops to the war-torn scenes. The movie's sets and locations suit well for the pre-technology era, plus the clothes and makeup show the times accurately.

The Sea Wolves movie has its drawbacks. The narrative tends to be predictable at times, with the Sea Wolves getting into situations that seem impossible to get out of. However, the film provides plenty of action-packed sequences with tense drama and suspense, which keep viewers hooked throughout. The Sea Wolves is an entertaining and thrilling war movie that showcases the bravery and indomitable spirit of retired naval officers during difficult times.

In conclusion, The Sea Wolves is an exciting war movie that tells a captivating story of espionage, bravery, and determination that helped shape World War II. The actors deliver their roles brilliantly, and the action sequences make the movie riveting to watch. The film has its flaws, but it still stands out as an intriguing story of retired naval officers and their war efforts. The Sea Wolves is definitely worth watching for action and WWII movie lovers alike.

The Sea Wolves is a 1981 war movie with a runtime of 2 hours. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.3.

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    6.3  (5,184)