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In Korea, on 6 September 1950, Lieutenant Benson's platoon finds itself isolated in enemy-held territory after a retreat. Soon they are joined by Sergeant Montana, whose overriding concern is caring for his catatonic colonel. Benson and Montana can't stand each other, but together they must get the survivors to Hill 465, where they hope the division is waiting. It's a long, harrowing march, fraught with all the dangers the elusive enemy can summon. Who will survive? Written by
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The men wear the patches of the 24th infantry division, which did in fact see combat in the early part of the Korean War. See more »
Sgt Montana tells Lt Benson that his rank is Sergeant First Class. But the chevrons on his helmet are clearly those of a Staff Sergeant. See more »
You said you wanted to get one man alive out of your platoon. Well you got your wish, only double, there's you and me. Ain't that something.
Forget it. We'll never see the morning.
Yes we will. They can't hurt us anymore now. They threw everything at us. Rifle fire, grenades, four twos, artillery. I'm telling you, they can't scratch us. If we wanted to take that hill, we could take it easy, the two of us.
We're lucky, we're lucky. With guts we'll take 'em. We still got the ...
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Opening credits prologue: "TELL ME THE STORY OF THE FOOT SOLDIER AND I WILL TELL YOU THE STORY OF ALL WARS."
brilliant anti-war classic waiting to be rediscovered
considering the vast quantity of cliché war movies from the fifties, whose plots are as "interesting" as -say- an Audie Murphy Western, this one's a real surprise hammer which highly exceeds the good expectations drawn from the interesting cast and the fact that Anthony Mann is the director. This one's a brilliant anti-war-classic in the same category with Stanley Kubrick's "Paths of Glory" still waiting to be rediscovered. Whenever this one's on cable or on video, don't miss!
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