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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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It had the gritty in the trenches documentary look. Robert Ryan was said to look like he crawled all through the movie. It was about a chaotic retreat gone bad during the initial assault of the North Korean Army into South Korea. It was a little melodramatic, with the confused teenage act from Vic Morrow. Aldo Ray as Sgt. Montana was too gritty, like a Mad Max or Clint Eastwood type freewheeler as he tries to shepherd his mentally broken Colonel to safety. He is dragooned into Ryan's little column against his will. Very rough ending for the brave little band. Lot's of action but no Hollywood heroics!
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