World War II aviation buffs may quibble with the details of Mosquito Squadron, but they'll love it just the same. It's an average war movie, capably directed by Boris Sagal, who thrived in television before he was tragically killed by a helicopter rotor in 1981. At the peak of his post-Man from UNCLE success, David McCallum plays a melancholy RAF ace, leading his squadron of De Havilland "Mosquito" bombers on low-altitude strikes over Nazi strongholds in Germany and France. His ground-based dilemma involves the grieving wife of his best friend, a fellow pilot presumed... dead but later discovered alive with other POWs held at a French chalet where the Nazis are developing advanced V-class bombers. The RAF employs bouncing "highballs" capable of penetrating difficult targets, and the rousing climax doubles as a rescue mission and treacherous bombing run. Explosive action compensates for predictable melodrama, and Rocky Horror fans will enjoy seeing Charles ("the Criminologist") Gray as a stuffy RAF Commodore. --Jeff Shannon [show more]
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With London being battered in the Second World War by the awesome Nazi V2, Squadron Leader Quint (David McCallum) is handed the task of leading the elite Mosquito Squadron on a perilous mission to destroy a secret Nazi weapon site. The Germans are rumoured to be developing a new V3 weapon, but the target site, a French chateau, also contains hundreds of RAF POWs. It is decided that the mission must go ahead, regardless of the possible casualties.