Based on the true story of how, during World War II, a gang of desparadoes (British officers enlisted for "hostilities only" and local partisans) went to the occupied island of Crete and kidnapped a German General from under the nose of his army. That was the easy bit !!! They then had to get him back to Cairo, dodging an intense air and land search.
- Dirk BogardeMajor Patrick Leigh Fermor D.S.O. O.B.E. also know
- Marius GoringMajor General Kreipe
- David OxleyCaptain W. Stanley Moss, M.C.
- Dimitri AndreasNiko
- Cyril CusackSandy
- Laurence PayneManoli
- Wolfe MorrisGeorge
- Michael GoughAndoni Zoidakis
- John CairneyElias
- Brian WorthStratis Saviolkis
- Roland BartropMicky Akoumianakis
- George EugeniouCharis Zographakis