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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The North Korean tanks on screen are either anachronistic M48/M60 Patton series, or M4A3E8 Shermans.

Both are American-made vehicles, and were never used by the North Korean People's Army in 1950. See more »

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19 August 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This movie overall was really well made. The acting was great, the special effects were good, and the movie was easy to follow. Since this was based on a true event, the ending was not going to be a huge surprise. Compared to most American films in the past two decades, this film had a low budget (about $10 Million USD). Most of the critics comment TOP from Big Bang being casted just for pure publicity, but he is a good actor as proved from a past Korean drama he did called IRIS. The sadness of the Korean War and the desperation of the people at that time were wonderfully portrayed. We should take this movie as a harsh reminder of the Korean War and wars around the world in general. You may think that this might never happen… especially to you of all people but the harsh reality is that is can… There is no one to blame for the Korean War; not the soviets, North Koreans, South Koreans, Chinese or the anti communist nations. We only have over selves to blame for war, and no one truly wins one.


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