Matthew Lickona noon, July 29
Lots of action, of various types, on a barren island in the Barents Sea (no bears, even, on this Bear Island), used during World War II as a U-boat base and now the center of some mysterious neo-Nazi activity. Not as clever at concealing the villains' identities as some of the better Alistair MacLean stories, although there is still a late surprise up the sleeve (not very well concealed, that, either), and a farcically amusing climax in which just about everyone in the cast takes a turn getting "the drop" on someone else. With Donald Sutherland, Vanessa Redgrave, Richard Widmark, Lloyd Bridges, Barbara Parkins, and Christopher Lee; directed by Don Sharp. 1980.