Four privates romp their way through occupied Japan while on leave, finding a little romance and some laughs. After it's over they head to the front lines of the Korean War where brutality and death are constant.

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Pfc. Skip Roth
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Pfc. Desmond 'Let's Go' McCaffrey
Linda Hutchings ...
Grace Blake
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Ina Baxter
David Brandon ...
Pvt. Newt Levels
Steve Baylor ...
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Peter Miller ...
Gunnery Sgt. Howard Hawkins
Rachel Romen ...
Mrs. Ellen Hawkins (as Adoree Evans)
Hideo Inamura ...
Pvt. Pete Kono
Vince Williams ...
Hank Dyer (war correspondent)
Fumiyo Fujimoto ...
Song Do (Chatfield's girl)
Heihachirô Ôkawa ...
Yoshida (hotel manager)
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Four privates romp their way through occupied Japan while on leave, finding a little romance and some laughs. After it's over they head to the front lines of the Korean War where brutality and death are constant.

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UP TO THEIR NECKS IN FIGHTIN' AND LOVIN'! See more »

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10 November 1961 (West Germany)  »

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During the filming of the movie, 2000 Marines acting as extras were suddenly pulled during the Laos crisis. See more »

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While in Tokyo, one of the marines and his wife visit the Temple of The Golden Pavillion, which is actually in Kyoto. See more »

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Marines, Let's Go!
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Bad movie
15 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The script was bad and the acting was bad. It was supposed to be a comedy but it wasn't funny -- I would call it verbal slapstick, juvenile. I would expect 13 year olds to act like this, maybe, but not adults, not even in a comedy. The dialogue was unbelievably stilted. There wasn't a realistic moment in the film. All the Asians in the film were presented as caricatures. I tuned in to AMC part way through the film, actually not too long after it started, and kept watching it mainly to see the credits at the end. I didn't realize it would last another two hours. Another annoying aspect was the martial music they played non-stop. MASH, which debuted a few years later, was the movie they were trying to make but fell far short of.


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