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 »
Whilst on the surface, Antonio Margheriti's, The Last Hunter, might be categorised as a simple exploitation flick, in reality it comprises a great deal more depth and actually serves as a vehement condemnation of the horrors and futility of war.
The very sadly missed David Warbeck here puts in one of his most memorable performances as the war weary Captain Morris, who accepts a seemingly suicidal mission deep behind Vietnamese enemy lines. Also along for the ride are B-movie favourites Tony King, Bobby Rhodes, and in a typically memorable performance, the wonderful John Steiner. Regular fans of Italian B movies will also delight to spot the likes of Massimo Vanni and Luciano Piggozi (sans his beard!)
Whilst it will likely be best remembered to most fans for it's gore drenched and superbly rendered action sequences, the film actually works on multiple levels to entertain, including some highly amusing dialogue and interaction between the protagonists.
Finally, special mention must go to the surprisingly poignant and ambiguous ending in this as a heartfelt anti-war song plays over the end credits.
Superb stuff and undoubtedly one of, if not Margheriti's best work.
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