War Hunt (1962)

 |  Drama, War  |  May 1962 (USA)
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Recruits head to the front lines towards the close of the Korean War. The interaction between two of the soldiers...an idealistic newcomer and a psychotic who goes on one-man patrols ... See full summary »


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Complete credited cast:
Pvt. Raymond Endore
Capt. Wallace Pratt
Sgt. Owen Van Horn
Tommy Matsuda ...
Pvt. Crotty
Anthony Ray ...
Pvt. Joshua Fresno
Sgt. Stan Showalter
William Challee ...
Lt. Colonel
Nancy Hsueh ...
Mama San
Pvt. Roy Loomis


Recruits head to the front lines towards the close of the Korean War. The interaction between two of the soldiers...an idealistic newcomer and a psychotic who goes on one-man patrols slitting enemy throats under cover of night...and the orphan boy who comes between them is examined. The Cease-Fire brings the three to a final resolution. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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It happened on a raging battlefield, but he could have been a murderer stalking a city's streets! See more »


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Release Date:

May 1962 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

El que mató por placer  »

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$300,000 (estimated)

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1.66 : 1
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Denis Sanders directed the film while his brother Terry Sanders produced it. See more »


[first lines]
Pvt. Roy Loomis: Once you get out of training, you're funneled into what's called the pipeline, and you become a number while you're traveling in it, until you get spewed out somewhere at the other end. After you land, you look for signs of war. A bullet scar in a wall, a bombed out building. You don't have to look very hard. You see a lot of poverty, kids starving. When you get out of the trucks after the ship and the train, you know the pipeline is carrying you further toward the front. You're ...
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Psychosis and Cease-Fire
19 January 2010 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

In Korea, in May 1953, the rookie G.I. Roy Loomis (Robert Redford) joins the Jaguars in the front. He befriends the soldiers and discovers that the psychotic Private Raymond Endore (John Saxon) sneaks out of the base every night to slice the throats of their enemies with his dagger. Further, the Korean orphan Charlie (Tommy Matsuda) idolizes Endore. When the governments sign the cease-fire, Endore once again leaves the base bringing the boy with him.

The dramatic "War Hunt" is a film with a wonderful cinematography in black and white, excellent acting but the story is only reasonable. The characters are not well-developed specially the psychotic Raymond Endore that is a rich character but the motives for his death wish and his affection for Charlie are poorly explained along the screenplay. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): "Obsessão de Matar" ("Obsession of Killing")

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