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Southern Comfort, 1981.
Directed by Walter Hill.
A squad of National Guards fight for their lives after angering local Cajuns during an isolated weekend training exercise in the Louisiana swamp.
Action director Walter Hill may be best known for 1982’s genre classic 48 Hrs which put Eddie Murphy on the road to stardom, but he hasn’t released a film for a while and his name is most probably lost on today’s audiences. The reality is that Hill was one of the pioneers of the early 80’s action cinema with titles like The Driver, The Warriors, Extreme Prejudice, and above all 1981’s Southern Comfort as part of his excellent filmography.
Southern Comfort is a simple tale of the Louisiana national guard’s summer exercise which goes horribly wrong when they are »
Stars: Keith Carradine, Powers Boothe, Fred Ward, Franklyn Seales, T.K. Carter, Lewis Smith, Peter Coyote, Alan Autry, Brion James, Sonny Landham | Written by Michael Kane, Walter Hill, David Giler | Directed by Walter Hill
There is something about Walter Hill’s style of storytelling that just gets me. I’m a big fan of The Warriors, even though it took me long enough to finally see the film. Once I finally got to see it though it turned into one of my favourite films. Southern Comfort is a film very much like The Warriors, written and directed by Hill it very much mirrors the style with a group of men out of their element and fighting for survival, though the city and the bayou are two very different “jungles”.
When out on a training exercise in the Louisiana swamp a squad of National Guard soldiers arrogantly decide to steal »
2 items from 2012
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