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Sniper's Ridge (1961)

Approved | | War, Drama | February 1961 (USA)
A treaty to end the Korean War is about to be signed, but tensions between enemy forces are still high. Capt. Tombolo (John Goddard), who heads a combat unit with a shaky reputation, orders... See full summary »

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Cast

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Pvt. Sharack
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Cpl. Pumphrey
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Capt. Tombolo
Douglas Henderson ...
Sgt. Sweatish (as Doug Henderson)
Gabe Castle ...
Lt. Peer
Allan Marvin ...
Pvt. Ward
Anton von Stralen ...
Bear (as Anton Van Stralen)
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Medic Gwathney (as Albert C. Freeman Jr.)
Mason Curry ...
David
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Pvt. Tonto (as Henry Delgado)
Stanley Dyrector ...
Bo-Bo (as Mark Douglas)
Tom Sweet ...
Soldier (as Thomas A. Sweet)
Scott Randall ...
Soldier
Joe Cawthon ...
Pvt. Owens
George Yoshinaga ...
Mongolian
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A treaty to end the Korean War is about to be signed, but tensions between enemy forces are still high. Capt. Tombolo (John Goddard), who heads a combat unit with a shaky reputation, orders a pointless, dangerous final patrol, and steps on a "Bouncing Betty," a land mine that explodes only after pressure on it is released. Despite his deep resentment for Tombolo, Cpl. Sharack (Jack Ging), the unit's finest soldier, begins mulling over ways to save his commanding officer from certain doom Written by LMW

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YOU HAD A RIFLE IN YOUR HANDS...AND A PRAYER ON YOUR LIPS--BUT IF YOU WANTED TO COME BACK..YOU'D BETTER FIGHT LIKE THERE WAS NO TOMORROW! (original poster-all caps)

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War | Drama

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February 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Sidiroun kranos  »

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2.35 : 1
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Quotes

Cpl. Humphrey: A man shouldn't get a medal for doing his job. And carrying two screaming kids out of a burning building should be anyone's job!
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Referenced in Forbidden Flesh (1968) See more »

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another tough Korean War film
4 February 2010 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

As the Korean War is down to its last days before the armistice, a captain orders his men on a meaningless and dangerous night time mission. Since the men and the captain all know that the war is going to be over, the mission assignment causes a lot of friction which is displayed in several dramatic confrontations between the members of the platoon and the captain. Shot outdoors in what looks very much like a Southern California canyon, with quite a bit of shouting, and a no-name cast with and a low-budget production, AND an at times questionable script, this film could easily be turned off by a viewer with short patience. This person will, however, miss the final half hour or so, a very solid ending which features a tense situation with a land mine. In the panoply of tough and relentless Korean War movies, this one ranks up there with the other tough and low budget but better known ones.


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