|Dirk Bogarde||Major Patrick Leigh Fermor|
|Marius Goring||Major General Kreipe|
|David Oxley||Captain W. Stanley Moss, M.C.|
|Michael Gough||Andoni Zoidakis|
|Brian Worth||Stratis Saviolkis|
With Crete controlled by German Gen. Heinrich Kreipe, British Maj. Patrick Leigh Fermor and Capt. W. Stanley Moss launch a raid of the island. The Englishmen, backed by rebel forces who've fought against the occupying troops throughout World War II, ambush a Nazi roadblock and seize Kreipe. Charged with the task of transporting their hostage to a British base in Egypt, Fermor and Moss must elude a host of armed Germans intent on freeing Kreipe.