SIG MMG 338 Program Series

SSD Saturday Night At The Movies Presents “The Challenge”

This 1970 made-for-TV movie stars Darren McGavin and Mako as two warriors chosen to represent their countries in a fight to the death on a deserted island in order to avert war.  Intrigue ensues, as was the tradition during the Cold War.  

Thanks to TominVA for the find!

9 Responses to “SSD Saturday Night At The Movies Presents “The Challenge””

  1. Gene says:

    For years, I tried to remember this movie title. I had seen it as a kid, and thought it was great. A few years back, I tucked in and researched it, until I found the title. Then, I had to really search until I found where I could get it on DVD. It was fun to watch it again. I love Darren McGavin.

  2. Asinine Name says:

    *insert Trump vs. Clinton metaphor here*

  3. willsew4kit says:

    As I recall, there were 2 sub guns welded together in this movie. cant remember the model Swedish K, madsen, maybe.

  4. TominVA says:

    Glad to help.

    I’m disappointed no one’s come forward to ID the weapon(s). Maybe it’s a total studio manufacture, but it seems to be functional. Must be based on something real.

  5. Mike Nomad says:

    Peter Watkins’ The Gladiators (AKA The Peace Game) was year previous. Available on DVD:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Gladiators_(film)

  6. Keith says:

    I also remember watching this movie on a Saturday afternoon with my father. I had remembered bits and pieces of it for all these years, the double subgun, the poisoning of the water, the leg injury, etc. I did some searching online to no avail, until SSD posting. Way to go!!!
    Thanks for the post and thank you SSD.