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Tito Carpi (writer)
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21 August 1988 (Italy) See more »
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Cast

  (in credits order)

Richard Hatch ... Sgt. Chet Costa
Vassili Karis (as Vassilli Karis)
David Light
Milene Thy-Sanh ... Mei Ling
Anthony Sawyer
Mike Monty (as Mike Monti)

Donald Pleasence ... Colonel B. Abrahams
Larry Melwin
Paul Persse
Robert J. Collins
Dan Pedersen
Donald Crob
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Bernhard Floedl ... Helicopter Pilot
Max Laurel
James McKenzie ... Phil
David Brass ... Soldier on Helicopter (uncredited)
Mel Davidson ... Sergeant (uncredited)

Directed by
Ignazio Dolce  (as Paul D. Robinson)
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Tito Carpi  writer

Produced by
Gianfranco Couyoumdjian .... producer
 
Original Music by
Stefano Mainetti 
 
Cinematography by
Sergio D'Offizi 
 
Film Editing by
Alberto Moriani 
 

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Also Known As:
"Angel Hill: l'ultima missione" - Italy (original title)
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Germany:80 min
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South Korea:12 (theatrical rating) | South Korea:18 (video rating) | UK:18 | West Germany:18 (BPjM restricted)
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Edited from The Last Hunter (1980)See more »

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2 out of 3 people found the following review useful.
Grim but watchable war flick, 3 October 2006
Author: HaemovoreRex from United Kingdom

Richard Hatch (Battlestar Gallactica's Apollo!) plays a tough, no nonsense colonel leading a grimy squad (including some cons he has previously arrested back in his police force days) deep into Vietnamese territory in order to detonate a heavily guarded bridge in this pretty solid war flick.

Whilst Hatch is great in the role, the same sadly cannot be said of the usually ever reliable Donald Pleasance who puts on a particularly bad American accent and meanders his way through his lines here as Hatch's senior officer. Regular fans of Italian B-movies will also no doubt spot the welcome face of Mike Monty here although in a sadly far, far too brief role.

If you're looking for a great plot then I'm afraid that you've come to the wrong place for there virtually isn't one present. The film is merely content to show our hero's trekking through the hostile and frequently deadly territory as they gradually near their intended objective. Despite how this may sound on paper however, this linear and base approach actually works very well for the film and provides some gripping viewing, especially as our squad are gradually psychologically eroded and indeed are physically whittled down by numerous perilous VC set traps in addition to a number of lethal ambushes.

The action sequences themselves are competently handled throughout in a fairly realistic manner and all the said action is ever backed up by a solid soundtrack. Interestingly, but not a rare phenomenon in the Italian movie industry, there is a fair number of instances in which footage lifted from other movies is included in the films running time. Of particular note, a number of scenes from Antonio Margheriti's excellent 'The Last Hunter' pop up here (including the railway/refinery explosion sequence from the pre-credits opening of that movie).

Overall then, for fans of the war genre this is definitely well worth a look. Just don't go into this expecting any Rambo style heroics, this is war of the more gritty, realistic nature.

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