Too Late the Hero (1970)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Harry Andrews Lt. Col. Thompson
Ian Bannen Pvt. Thornton
Michael Caine Pvt. Tosh Hearne
Denholm Elliott Capt. Hornsby
Henry Fonda Capt. Nolan
Ronald Fraser Pvt. Campbell
Percy Herbert Sgt. Johnstone
Patrick Jordan Sergeant Major
Sam Kydd Colour-Sergeant
Michael Parsons Pvt. Rafferty
Lance Percival Corporal McLean
Cliff Robertson Lt. Lawson
Ken Takakura
Movie Details
Genre Action; Drama; War
Director Robert Aldrich
Producer Robert Aldrich
Writer Robert Aldrich; Lukas Heller
Studio MGM / UA
Language English
Audience Rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Running Time 133 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 6.7
Filmed on location in the Philippines, Suicide Run is the alternate title of the British war thriller Too Late the Hero. Cliff Robertson stars as an opportunistic, mildly cowardly US navy lieutenant who is reluctantly recruited for a suicide mission. When his CO is killed, Robertson is forced into a leadership position, ordering his men forward to destroy a Japanese outpost. Michael Caine, Harry Andrews and Denholm Elliott play key roles, while Henry Fonda makes a pre-credits guest appearance as the man who gives Robertson his marching orders. Suicide Run caused a serious rift in the relationship between star Cliff Robertson and director Robert Aldrich, when the latter would not give the former time off from shooting so he could go to the Academy Awards ceremonies to pick up his Oscar for Charly. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 32
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
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Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 1.78:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Layers Single side, Single layer
UPC 027616905833
Release Date 5/25/2004
Subtitles English; French; Spanish
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital Mono [CC]
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Widescreen