The elite volunteers of Attack Force Z are assigned the difficult and dangerous task of locating and recovering a defecting Japanese government official. Set in the Sambalang Straits in the South Pacific during World War II.
Mel Gibson costars with Sam Neill in this action-packed World War II adventure story. An elite Australian military team is dispatched to rescue survivors of a shot-down plane, stranded on a South Pacific island occupied by the Japanese. And one of the castaways may hold the secret to ending the war -- and must be saved at all costs.
World War II
Made in 1981.
Shot on Taiwan.
Co-produced by Jonn McCallum Productions.
Shown at the Cannes Film Festival May 18, 1981.
The original director, Phillip Noyce, was replaced by Tim Burstall shortly before production began.