During the Korean War, a battle worn Lt. and his platoon behind enemy lines, have orders to march to hill 465 for possible relief.

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Lt. Benson
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Montana
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The Colonel
Phillip Pine ...
Sgt. Riordan (as Philip Pine)
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Sgt. Lewis
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Cpl. Zwickley
James Edwards ...
Sgt. Killian
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Sgt. Davis
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Pvt. Meredith
Adam Kennedy ...
Pvt. Maslow
Race Gentry ...
Pvt. Haines
Walter Kelley ...
Pvt. Ackerman
Anthony Ray ...
Pvt. Penelli
Robert Normand ...
Pvt. Christensen
Michael Miller ...
Pvt. Lynch
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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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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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 »

Goofs

During the climatic battle, a group of American soldiers rush the foot of the hill an you can see a batch of enemy grenades rolling down the hill almost right upon them. When they cut to a close up the enemy at the top of the hill, they are just now taking the batch of grenades out for the first time and letting them roll down the hill towards the Americans. See more »

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Lt. Benson: Battalion doesn't exist. Regiment doesn't exist. Command HQ doesn't exist. The U.S.A. doesn't exist... We're the only ones left to fight this war.
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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."

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One of my favorites
24 June 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

No director I know made the scenery as much a dramatic player as Mann did. Whether it was the West in the great Westerns he directed or the imaginary Korea of this movie, it seemed as though you were in the scene yourself watching from a tree. The movie is calm, almost contemplative, and even though you could argue the soldiers were stereotypes, they were so believable and so well acted, they seemed part of the scenery as well. The danger in the movie is everywhere and nowhere at the same time, and the men die as most men do in war, carelessly, and almost wastefully. The actors are superb, totally believable, and in the case of Robert Keith heart-breaking. I recommend this film to anyone, it's simply the best largely unknown war film ever.


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