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The Reluctant Heroes (1971)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | War  -  23 November 1971 (USA)
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During the Korean War, a newly commissioned lieutenant find that they are trapped when the enemy surrounds their position. He uses ancient tactics he remembers from his history books to try... See full summary »

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Complete credited cast:
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Lt. Parnell Murphy
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Cpl. Bill Lukens
Trini López ...
Pvt. Sam Rivera
Don Marshall ...
Pvt. Carver LeMoyne
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Capt. Luke Danvers
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Sgt. Marion Bryce
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Cpl. Leroy Sprague
Richard Young ...
Pvt. Golden
Michael St. George ...
Cpl. Bates
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During the Korean War, a newly commissioned lieutenant find that they are trapped when the enemy surrounds their position. He uses ancient tactics he remembers from his history books to try to get them out of it. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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23 November 1971 (USA)  »

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The Egghead on Hill 656  »

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Unusual casting for Ken Berry
2 October 2002 | by (Milwaukee, Wisconsin) – See all my reviews

The ABC Tuesday Movie of the Week strikes again. I loved that series as a teen. The demand for 30 original movies a year (double that when the WEDNESDAY Movie of the Week came online) meant a lot of actors got work in ways they might not have before. Ken Berry was best known for F TROOP and MAYBERRY RFD. Who knew he had the potential for a war movie too? Yes, the film is a bit lightweight but so what? The MotW format was not intended to give us epics (which it sometimes did, anyway). The cast does a decent job, the production is pretty good for something shot in the hills outside LA, and anything with Soon-Tek Oh in it-- I'm there!


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