A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror the Vietnam experience. Written by
Keith Loh <email@example.com>
It's the land of hospitality... unless you don't belong.
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Did You Know?
In an interview, director Walter Hill
said of this movie's development: "David Giler
and I had a deal with Fox; we were supposed to acquire and develop interesting, commercial scripts that could be produced cheaply. Alien
(1979) was one of them, and _Southern Comfort_ was another. We wanted to do a survival story, and I'd already done a film in Louisiana." That movie was Hard Times
(1975). See more
While at the "town", the Cajun Hunter, played by Sonny Landham, shoots Hardin (Powers Boothe) in the left shoulder. Spenser comes in the room and fires his M-16, drawing attention away from the Hunter trying to finish the job on Hardin. The Hunter then turns and raises his rifle to shoot Spenser, then Hardin stabs the Hunter in the groin with a knife he took from a table. After the hunter falls to the floor in pain, the camera cuts to Hardin, who is seen with the bullet wound and blood on his right shoulder. The shot was obviously reversed for some reason. See more
[Hardin and Spencer are trying to find a way out of the woods
Maybe we should call the National Guard?
Referenced in Dog Soldiers
Song "Parlez-nous à Boire
Published by Flat Town Music Co. See more