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The Reluctant Heroes (1971)

TV Movie  -   -  Drama | War  -  23 November 1971 (USA)
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Complete credited cast:
Lt. Parnell Murphy
Cpl. Bill Lukens
Trini López ...
Pvt. Sam Rivera
Don Marshall ...
Pvt. Carver LeMoyne
Capt. Luke Danvers
Sgt. Marion Bryce
Cpl. Leroy Sprague
Richard Young ...
Pvt. Golden
Michael St. George ...
Cpl. Bates
Korean Officer


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

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23 November 1971 (USA)  »

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The Egghead on Hill 656  »

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Still remember this movie thirty years later
15 May 2003 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

Saw this movie as a kid and it made a bigger impression on me then than Patton. Not sure if that's good or bad, but this was at an age before Chips and Dukes of Hazard as well as numerous other series and movies over-exposed the California hills near Los Angeles. On a simple and innocent level it's not a bad story and there's some great actors in it. Remember particularly the scene where the good guys position is overrun and they are able to hide in their foxholes as the North Korean go through. Not sure if that's realistic, but for an eight year old it was.

Would consider buying this movie if it was in DVD or VHS. It's not BlackHawk Down, but it was written for TV in the early 1970's, when people saw enough of what was going on in Vietnam.

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