Michael Caine is superb as a German (not Nazi) officer in charge of a mission into England in a plot to kidnap Churchill. The action is fast and lively. Donald Sutherland, an Irishman whose disdain of England for its Irish subjugation brings him to be allied with Caine, supports Caine splendidly. Of course the plot fails, but what's nice about the movie is that the German soldiers are not portrayed as the brutal, totally evil people most movies depict. They are shown to be human, and actually quite nice. The movie shows that not all Germans were Nazis, and it should be applauded for not taking the typical Hollywood direction.