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28 August 1987 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
War at its worst. Men at their Best. See more »
Plot:
A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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I was there. This film gets it right. See more (90 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Directed by
John Irvin 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Carabatsos 

Produced by
James Carabatsos .... producer
Marcia Nasatir .... producer
Jerry Offsay .... executive producer
 
Original Music by
Philip Glass 
 
Cinematography by
Peter MacDonald 
 
Film Editing by
Peter Tanner 
 
Casting by
Mary Colquhoun 
 
Production Design by
Austen Spriggs 
 
Art Direction by
Toto Castillo 
 
Makeup Department
Cecille Baun .... makeup artist
Neville Smallwood .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Claude Hudson .... unit manager
Ernesto C. Rojas .... production supervisor: Philippines
Manina Viterbo .... assistant production supervisor: Philippines
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve Harding .... first assistant director
Socrates B. Jose .... first assistant director: Philippines (as Soc Jose)
Nikolas Korda .... second assistant director
David W. Rose .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Noel Luna .... set dresser
Joe Pfaltzgraf .... prop man
John Zemansky .... property master
 
Sound Department
Steve Bartlett .... sound
Terry Busby .... foley editor
Christian T. Cooke .... adr mixer
David Hildyard .... sound mixer
Dominic Lester .... sound re-recording mixer
Archie Ludski .... supervising dialogue editor
Robin O'Donoghue .... sound re-recording mixer
David Pearson .... boom operator
John Pitt .... sound recordist
Les Wiggins .... supervising sound editor
 
Special Effects by
Mario Carmona .... special effects: Philippine Islands
David Delina .... special effects: Philippine Islands
Joe Digaetano .... special effects
Delio Dizon .... special effects: Philippine Islands
Rudy Liszczak .... special effects
Paul J. Lombardi .... special effects
Antonio Peras .... special effects: Philippine Islands
Larry Reid .... special effects
Ken Tarallo .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Alan Church .... optical cameraman (uncredited)
Tony Willis .... rostrum cameraman (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Jerry Bailey .... stuntman: Philippines crew (as Gerry Bayley)
Eric Hahn .... stuntman: Philippines crew
Renato Morado .... stuntman: Philippines crew
Tip Tipping .... stunt coordinator
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rufo Ballos Balicas .... key grip: Philippines (as Rufo Balicas)
Mike Brewster .... camera operator
David Budd .... focus puller
Jun Dalawis .... camera operator: Philippines
Martin Evans .... gaffer
Leonardo Legaspi .... gaffer: Philippines
Roger Mills .... best boy
George Parrish .... best boy
Luke Quigley .... grip
Nigel Seal .... first assistant camera
 
Casting Department
Ken Metcalfe .... casting: Philippines
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
David Murphy .... wardrober
 
Editorial Department
Elsa Abellana .... assistant editor: Philippines
 
Music Department
Michael Connell .... music editor
Michael Riesman .... conductor
 
Other crew
Susanna Alves .... assistant to producer
Sallie Beechinor .... production coordinator
Andy Birmingham .... film finance representative
Andy Birmingham .... production accountant
Mark Birmingham .... floor assistant
Kieu Chinh .... vietnamese advisor
Joseph B. Conmy Jr. .... military liaison (as Colonel Joseph B. Conmy Jr.)
Peter Cooper .... location manager
Quinn Donoghue .... unit publicist
Yvonne Eastmond .... assistant production accountant
Sylvia Gajardo .... assistant accountant: Philippines
Pauline Hume .... title designer
Jill James .... assistant to director
Glady Leonardo .... accountant: Philippines
Robin Matthews .... assistant to director
Al Neal .... military advisor
Annie Penn .... continuity (as Annie Wotton)
Gwynn Press .... assistant to producer
Jane Aguirre .... production assistant (uncredited)
Gary Martin .... adr voice (uncredited)
Tom Trigo .... location manager (uncredited)
 

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110 min
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Australia:M | Australia:MA (Special Edition DVD) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Germany:16 (cut) | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:16 | New Zealand:M | Norway:18 | Portugal:M/16 | Singapore:M18 | South Korea:18 (VHS/DVD rating) | South Korea:12 (theatrical rating) | Sweden:15 | UK:18 | USA:R | West Germany:16 (f)
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Trivia:
A number of Vietnamese advisers served to ensure the authenticity of the Vietnamese people. John Irvin in particular made sure that the film looked real.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: In the scene where Sgt Franz is calling in an arty strike, he repeats "Rounds out" every time he heard an arty piece being shot. The correct radio comm procedure would have been the arty unit to call "Rounds over". Franz would have responded "Rounds out". 2-3 seconds before the rounds impacted, the arty unit would have radioed. "Splash over". Franz would have responded, "Splash out". This lets friendly units know rounds are coming down range and time to get down.See more »
Quotes:
Doc:Brush your teeth in a rapid, vertical motion. That's up and down for all you rebels.See more »
Movie Connections:
References Good Morning, Vietnam (1987)See more »
Soundtrack:
We Gotta Get Out Of This PlaceSee more »

FAQ

Why was the hill abandoned after so much effort to take it?
What are the words of the poem in the titles and its' origin?
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62 out of 72 people found the following review useful.
I was there. This film gets it right., 24 July 1999
Author: SquirePM from Birmingham, Alabama

I was an infantryman in the field in Vietnam. There are only 2 Vietnam movies that are even close to real - this one and Apocalypse Now, and they are both as close as a movie can get.

Hamburger Hill gets it right in many ways, the banter among the grunts, the fatalism mixed with the desire to survive a vicious war, the emotional stress of seeing your fellow GI's become casualties. The GI jargon used in the writing is the most authentic in any movie about that war. But most of all it depicts the incredible, to me mystical, bravery which drives any man into terrible battle in any war, on any side. This movie is an unpretentious marvel.

As for Apocalypse Now, it gets it right in a very different way. Everything in that movie actually happened in Vietnam, crazy as each scene may be to one who wasn't there. Take it scene by scene. Believe everything you see. (Except, of course, the whole Col. Kurtz - private army - assassination theme, which was out of the book about war in South Africa. It made a great hook for this movie, but no U. S. Army senior officer ever went off the deep end like that.)

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