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  • Actors: Vincent Spano, Ben Cross, Tony Lo Bianco, Rachel Ward, Mark Ingall
  • Directors: Donald Shebib
  • Writers: David Wiltse, Felice Benuzzi
  • Producers: Jeffrey Lawenda, Njeri Karago, Robert C. Bantle, Robert Halmi Jr., Thomas Molito
  • Format: Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Rated:
    PG
    Parental Guidance Suggested
  • Number of tapes: 1
  • Studio: Lions Gate
  • VHS Release Date: May 16, 1995
  • Run Time: 96 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars 3 customer reviews
  • ASIN: 6303392172
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #365,733 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
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The most notable thing about this Italian drama, set in British East Africa (Kenya) during WW II, is it's scenery. It follows the factual adventure of an Italian POW, Franco Distassi, interred in a British camp run by African subjects. The camp is close to Mount Kenya, one of the most challenging peaks for mountain-climbers. The chief officer, Major David Farrell, a recent widower and unambitious officer, wants to climb Mount Kenya. He is also interested in a lovely local widow. He has failed in his attempts for both the mountain and the woman. POWs Franco Distassi challenges Maj. Farrell to a climb. He and a partner, Enzo, create a plan, which may involve an escape, to place the Italian flag at the summit and then sneak back to camp. Franco dislikes the notion of planting the flag, but persists in the endeavor after Enzo must quit. He is pursued by the enraged and envious Major.


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