The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War.

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Park Mu-Rang
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Ku Kap-Jo
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Seung-woo Kim ...
Kang Suk-Dae
Hye-seong Kim ...
Yong-Man
Seong-hwan Koo ...
Nam-Sik
Hyun-tak Shin ...
Dal-Young
Jae-won Moon ...
Yong-Bae
Dong-beom Kim ...
Jae-Seon
Yoon-sung Kim ...
Poong-Chun
Tu-in Tak ...
Wang-Pyo
Seung-hoon Yoon ...
Chang-Woo
Ho-won Kim ...
Byung-Tae
Han-joon Kim ...
Gwang-Il
Won-hee Cho
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The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War.

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16 June 2010 (South Korea)  »

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71: Into the Fire  »

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$10,000,000 (estimated)
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The climactic battle in the movie was a part of the Battle of P'ohang-Dong, between August 5-20 of 1950. Here, savage fighting broke out as the North Koreans attacked the UN forces, consisting of American and South Korean soldiers, in an attempt to take the town of P'ohang-Dong on the northeast corner of the Pusan Perimeter. Despite being pushed back initially, the UN forces regrouped and eventually defeated the North Koreans, forcing their retreat. It was a turning point in that it effectively broke the back of the North Korean offensive, which was beginning to suffer from superior UN support and a lack of manpower and supplies. See more »

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A Vietnam War-era M151 MUTT jeep is seen as Cpt. Kang's mount as he returns to the school with help.

A GMC M35 6x6 truck also appears a few times in the film. Although the M35 truck was employed during the Korean War, it is unlikely that the South Koreans would have been given much of these, as these trucks are still relatively new. An older GMC CCKW would be more appropriate for the under-equipped ROK forces. See more »

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My 388th Review: Clearly partisan but very good war film
20 March 2011 | by (the big screen) – See all my reviews

As I know little about the Korean War apart from MASH I didn't really know what to expect. I was very impressed and surprised at how good 71 is. The true story of the 71 students who defended their line for 11 hours against the might of the communist North is told with passion, humor, and action. It is somewhat clichéd - but this works in its favor

  • what we get is a Braveheart feeling for a small but very well-made


war film.

The two main leads are competent, if a little OTT in their roles, but again by the end this pays off and I really have no complaints - if moving, and exciting war films are your thing then this is definitely worth viewing.


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