Mosquito Squadron (1970)
Front Cover Actor
David McCallum Sq. Leader Quint Munroe
Suzanne Neve Mrs. Beth Scott
Charles Gray Air Commodore Hufford
David Buck Sq. Leader David Scott
David Dundas F/Lt. Douglas Shelton, Beth's Bro
Dinsdale Landen Wing Cmd Penrose
Nicky Henson F/Sgt. Wiley Bunce
Bryan Marshall Sq. Leader Neale
Michael Anthony Father Bellague
Peggy Thorpe-Bates Mrs. Scott
David McCallum Jr. Quint
Gordon Sterne Resistance Leader
George Layton Pilot
Brian Grellis Pilot
Movie Details
Genre War; Drama
Director Boris Sagal
Producer Lewis J. Rachmil
Writer Joyce Perry; Donald S. Sanford
Studio MGM HOME ENT. (EUROPE) LTD.; MGM (Video & DVD)
Language English
Audience Rating G
Running Time 1 hr 30 mins
Country UK
Color Color
Plot
The Mosquito bomber was one of the more extraordinary developments of the Royal Air Force during World War II. A twin-engine plane made largely of wood, it flew faster than almost any fighter on the German side, carrying a maximum load of two bombs, and was employed on specialized missions that required pinpoint accuracy on a precise target — obliterating a building or a small cluster of buildings rather than large tracts of enemy real estate. The men who flew them were among the elites of the Royal Air Force, some of the best of the best. Mosquito Squadron deals with such men and the kinds of missions they were assigned and the sacrifices they made. Quint Munroe ( David McCallum ) loses his oldest friend, Squadron Leader David Scott ( David Buck ), on a mission to destroy a group of German V-1 launchers — he was like a brother to Scott, and must break the news to his wife Beth ( Suzanne Neve ), with whom Quint had once been involved. In the months that follow, he and Beth slowly rekindle their romance — meanwhile, the German V-weapon program continues to advance, and they are getting ready to unveil the V-3. Quint is given the task of destroying the V-weapon plant at Charlon, a mission made possible by a new "bouncing bomb" called the "highball," invented by Dr. Barnes Wallis (of "Dambusters" fame). Just before the mission is to be undertaken, however, the Germans drop a film showing air prisoners, including a still-alive Scott, being moved to Charlon. Now the Mosquito crews will be killing their own colleagues and friends, and Quint must carry out his orders, which include hiding the fact that Scott is alive from Beth. The secret gets out to the squadron pilots, however, and a rebellion starts brewing in their ranks. Try as he might to find a way to save the lives of the prisoners, there seems to be no way for Munroe to avoid killing British pilots with British bombs. — Bruce Eder
Personal Details
My Rating
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Index 1375
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/29/04
Store Copy
Owner NF
Links IMDB
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 2
Screen Ratio 1.66 Wide Screen
1.66:1
UPC 027616885777
Chapters
Release Date 5/20/03
Subtitles Danish; English for the hearing impaired; Finnish; French; German for the hearing impaired; Italian; Norwegian; Spanish; Swedish; English
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Mono
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen