During the Korean War, a U.S. Marine battalion must fight its way out of a frozen mountain pass despite diminishing supplies, freezing temperatures and constant attacks by overwhelming numbers of Chinese soldiers. Written by
"Retreat, hell - we're just attacking in another direction!"
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Did You Know?
When asked if they were retreating, Frank Lovejoy
's character, Lt. Col Steve Corbett, says, "Retreat, hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction." This was actually said by Maj. Gen. O.P. Smith
, who was Commanding General of the 1st Marine Division at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. See more
When Captain Hansen talks to Gunnery Sergeant Novak, he calls him either 'Novak' or 'Sergeant'. A real Marine officer would have used the traditional nickname 'Gunny.' See more
Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett
Retreat hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction.