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Hunter of the Apocalypse (1980)

L'ultimo cacciatore (original title)
During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped behind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him.


(as Anthony M. Dawson)


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Complete credited cast:
David Warbeck ...
Captain Henry Morris
Jane Foster
Sgt. George Washington
Bobby Rhodes ...
Margit Evelyn Newton ...
Carol (as Margi Eveline Newton)
Major William Cash
Massimo Vanni ...
Luciano Pigozzi ...
Bartender (as Alan Collins)
Dino Conti ...
Pot-smoking Soldier
Gianfranco Moroni


During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped behind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him.

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The screen explodes in a blazing spectacle of war, there was no escape for... THE LAST HUNTER See more »


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Release Date:

10 February 1984 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Djungelmassakern  »

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(1981 heavily cut) | (1980 banned) | (2002 uncut) | (X rated)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Cinematographer Riccardo Pallottini died in a plane crash during location filming in the Philippines. See more »


In the bar/brothel scene at the start of the movie a soldier is wearing two different ranks. He has a specialist (E-4) insignia on one sleeve of his uniform and sergeant (E-5) stripes on the other sleeve. See more »


Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! (2005) See more »

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Like THE DEER HUNTER, except that it's less depressing.
18 June 2012 | by (The Lone Star State of Mind) – See all my reviews

Antonio Margheriti's (CANNIBAL APOCALYPSE) first Macaroni Combat film, a genre that would become his final mainstay, is an outrageously, over-the-top thrill ride with no political agenda whatsoever.

After witnessing the grim suicide of his shell-shocked buddy, a burned-out Army captain (David Warbeck, THE BEYOND) agrees to take on a final suicide mission with the help of two black soldier dudes (Tony King and Bobby Rhodes) and a fine-looking photojournalist (Tisa Farrow, ZOMBIE).

As the first Macaroni Combat film about Vietnam, THE LAST HUNTER certainly delivers the exploitation goodness with just a hint of brief nudity. Although the script from Dardano Sacchetti is filled with unintentionally hilarious dialog, mainstream audiences may be turned off by the lack of historical context. Warbeck gives a good performance that is a literal reminiscent of Martin Sheen's Willard from APOCALYPSE NOW.

And speaking of that Coppola epic, the Philippine locations in which the film was shot are in fact leftover sets. It comes to show that no matter how blatant the filmmakers are, THE LAST HUNTER is certainly a pleasure to look at just for the settings. Despite not being a good actress as her sister, Tisa does give some enthusiasm into the character and it works rather well.

Turn off your brains and enjoy the mindless Italian action.

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