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Night of the Fox (2008)

George Peppard , Michael York , Charles Jarrott  |  R |  DVD
3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)

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  • Actors: George Peppard, Michael York, John Mills, Deborah Raffin, David Birney
  • Directors: Charles Jarrott
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.33:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: A&E HOME VIDEO
  • DVD Release Date: April 29, 2008
  • Run Time: 188 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00113ALKE
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #41,347 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Night of the Fox" on IMDb

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NIGHT OF THE FOX is the classic, gripping tale of danger, intrigue, war, and a deadly secret that could determine the fate of millions.U.S. officer Colonel Hugh Kelso has inside knowledge about the imminent and highly secretive D-Day invasion. When he washes ashore behind enemy lines, special agents Harry Martineau and Sara Drayton of the Allied Forces must stage a covert rescue to save his life--or end it--before the Germans acquire the valuable information he possesses. Joined by an Italian naval officer and a Jewish actor-turned-German paratrooper, the agents embark on a thrilling rescue mission with a shocking twist.Based on the novel by best-selling author Jack Higgins, NIGHT OF THE FOX is an action-packed World War II film that explores the depths of human courage.DVD Features: Jack Higgins Biography; Cast Biographies; Index of Selected Jack Higgins Novels

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Night of the Fox on DVD was a bit of a disappointment. I like George Peppard, who in his younger day would have been perfect for the part, but I had expected more. Michael York was very good with his double role, the Jewish actor/Rommel. In fact, he was better than expected. This is probably one of those times, a film based on he book would have been better. The made-for-TV film itself, although accurate to the book's intent, missed with both style and suspense. It seemed flat as many made-for-TV movies do. Commercial breaks were obvious, and if there ever was a time to cut out some dialogue, this was it. Suspense, the most crucial element was absent as well. Now, I'm willing to chalk that up to having already read the book, but the conflict, intrigue and confrontations with the enemy didn't leave anything to the imagination, which leads to suspense.

The book itself was no surprise to me in that I expect any of Jack Higgins' Word War II products to be better than those he writes of more contemporary times. The book is far superior in all the things he normally gives short shrift to--like character and plot. Even his dialogue, which is sometimes unnatural as we are told the same information again because one character has missed it, works well in the novel. Still, he tells the kinds of stories and has heroes we admire. The novel's flow is much nicer, the characters more real and believable, and the story full of twists, and the suspense breathtaking.

Not so with the film. When it was made into a TV movie/miniseries, it failed in not being nearly as good as the book, although I think with the right director and realistic casting it could have been. The pacing was deplorable. It was a sit-at-home-if-you-have-nothing-better-to-do, or you're sick in bed and can't move too much...
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
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This is an absolutely appallingly bad movie. Michael York's acting is dreadful, George Peppard begins practically every badly written speech with either a swig at a glass of some booze (probably to deaden the pain of being in this stinker), or takes a long drag on his cigarette. Deborah Raffin has no idea how to act and the Germans are cartoonish in their nastiness. The plot is silly and clearly no real money was spent on sets, costumes or props. Embarrassingly bad.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Night of the Fox September 17, 2013
By Bwhami
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One of the little known facts of World War II is that the Germans did invade England, sort of. The Germans invaded the Channel Islands off the coast of France and were protectorate of British Government. The majority of the Story takes place on one of these islands and tells the story of how a small Commando force needs to rescue an Allied officer who knows the real plans for the Allied invasion of Europe.
There some twists and turns and great acting. If you enjoyed “The Eagle has Landed.” You should like ‘Night of the Fox.”
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Night of the Fox Review January 16, 2013
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I read the book "Night of the Fox" November 2012. it was wonderfully written and after finishing the book, I immediately searched the internet. WoW - The DVD Movie was great. I am a collector of war movies and "Night of the Fox" is SOOOOO Great.
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By Iceman
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Very well done movie! If you liked " The Eagle has Landed" by Jack Higgins you will like this movie!
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By Colten
Nothing works here in Night of the Fox, a ridiculously overlong and undernourished affair. The scripting, particularly the dialogue, is frequently laughable; the direction is flat, uninspired, and off in its pacing, and the performances are sub-par, at best. I suppose serious WWII action fans will want to check it out with a rental, just to complete their "I've seen that," list, but all others can safely skip Night of the Fox.
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