While looking for food, Han comes upon a wrecked Jeep and some scattered supplies, and finds them guarded by a large German Shepherd tied to a box. When the dog starts barking at him, Han says--in English--"Good dog", then notices a box that says "K Rations" and heads for it. It's not likely that a five- or six-year-old Korean boy on an isolated farm in the hills far from any town or village would know how to speak and read English. See more »
20 years after Guadalcanal Diary, Bendix and Jaeckel are reunited for one of the most tired and cliched war movie scripts I've ever been unfortunate enough to have to sit through, The pacing is glacial. The cliches are ridiculous and the three main footsoldiers range between about 42 and 55 years in age -- in Korea! Why even make a Korean War movie in 1963 if you have nothing new to say? If this film had anything to say, it would be hard to find it amidst all the cliches. Manuel Padilla Jr. does a decent enough job keeping Han from being too syrupy. And, Bendix, Calhoun, and Jaeckel are all certainly earnest enough. The production values are shoddy, and Jaeckel looks embarrasses in every scene in which he appears.
I nominate this hideous fiasco for the IMDB bottom 100.
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