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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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It waves no flags and beats no drums. It just pulls the pin on a grenade and throws it - Catch! See more »

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The sequence in which Japanese troops tried to fool the US Marines by wearing their uniforms was taken directly from the source novel. It includes a passage where the Japanese wore American helmets while attempting to penetrate the Marine positions in order to make them think they were fellow Marines. 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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2 April 2001 | by (Los Angeles, Calif.) – See all my reviews

This masterful, beautiful picture by the underknown and underrated Cornel Wilde is a haunting look at the combat experience. Depending on one's point of view, Terrence Malick either paid tribute to it or blatantly copied it in THE THIN RED LINE (1998). The movies are amazingly similar in the way they use flashbacks and voiceover narration (as characters' thoughts spoken aloud) to immerse the audience in the characters as they fight. I love both movies -- Malick's has things going for it that Wilde's doesn't, such as a physical beauty and a superb score -- but BEACH RED is in some ways the more powerful of the two. It's even more immediate. The voiceovers are less forced and don't really go into the philosophizing that the voiceovers in THIN RED LINE do. The effect is to keep the audience more focused on the combat itself. In short, BEACH RED is more emotional (whereas THIN RED LINE is emotional AND philosophical/metaphorical).

The way this movie opens with 30 minutes of pure combat on a beach is also similar to SAVING PRIVATE RYAN. In fact, BEACH RED is something of a combination of that movie and THIN RED LINE. Spielberg and Malick surely must both have studied this picture carefully. The last 5 minutes of BEACH RED comprise one of the most haunting and powerful statements on combat I have ever seen. This is a movie that will leave you thinking for a long time.


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