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Beach Red (1967)

Approved  |   |  Drama, War  |  18 November 1967 (Japan)
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As a US marine unit fight against the defenders of a Japanese held island, both sides are haunted by their own thoughts and memories.

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Capt. MacDonald / Narrator
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Sergeant Honeywell
Burr DeBenning ...
Egan
Patrick Wolfe ...
Cliff
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Julie
Jaime Sánchez ...
Colombo (as Jaime Sanchez)
Dale Ishimoto ...
Captain Tanaka
Genki Koyama ...
Colonel Sugiyama
Gene Blakely ...
Goldberg (Combat Cameraman)
Michael Parsons ...
Sergeant Lindstrom
Norman Pak ...
Nakano
Dewey Stringer ...
Mouse
Fred Galang ...
Lieutenant Domingo
Hiroshi Kiyama ...
Mishio
Michio Hazama ...
Captain Kondo
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American Marines storm ashore on a Japanese-held island and push inland while their enemy plans a counterattack, in this look at warfare. Fighting men on both sides are haunted by memories of home and the horrifying, sickening images they experience in combat. Written by Martin H. Booda <booda@datasync.com>

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"I'm Gonna Bayonet 'Em, Break Their Arms, So They Don't Give Me No More Trouble! That's What We're Here For...To Kill...The Rest Is All Bull!" See more »

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The movie has only one musical element. This is a song written by Antonino Buenaventura and sung by Jean Wallace. It also is heard in other variations throughout the film. See more »

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The "Japanese" aircraft are not Japanese attack aircraft. A second side view as they were departing showed them to be Mooney M21's. Their distinctive tail shows this very clearly. See more »

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Title Song
Sung by Jean Wallace
Written by Cornel Wilde (as Elbey Vid)
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Excellent "look" at people in war
7 May 2005 | by (Florida) – See all my reviews

I first saw this movie in 1967 (during Vietnam era). It was very realistic in what it depicted before Spielberg and "Private Ryan". Red Beach depicted both the Japanese and the Americans as having a human side. There were battle scenes and they were bloody but the main emphasis in the movie was the people. Cornel Wilde did an excellent job of showing this humanity mainly through pictures and not much dialogue. Wilde was before his time and was really able to connect with the inner feelings of the screen characters. I recently purchased the DVD of "Red Beach" after so many years and it was well worth the wait. The movie pulls no punches. War is not pretty but this movie attempts to show you the inner thoughts of the individual soldier both the Americans and the Japanese. Wilde hit a grand slam home run with this movie.


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