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Inchon (1981)

During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur masterminds the amphibious invasion of Inchon in September 1950.

Director:

Terence Young

Writers:

Robin Moore (screenplay), Laird Koenig (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Laurence Olivier ... Gen. Douglas MacArthur
Jacqueline Bisset ... Barbara Hallsworth
Ben Gazzara ... Maj. Frank Hallsworth
Toshirô Mifune ... Saito-San (as Toshiro Mifune)
Richard Roundtree ... Sgt. Augustus Henderson
David Janssen ... David Feld
Kung-won Nam ... Park (as Nam Goong Won)
Gabriele Ferzetti ... Turkish Brigadier
Rex Reed ... Longfellow
Sabine Sun ... Marguerite
Dorothy James Dorothy James ... Jean MacArthur
Karen Kahn ... Lim
Lydia Lei ... Mila
James T. Callahan ... Gen. Almond (as James Callahan)
Rion Morgan Rion Morgan ... Pipe journalist
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Storyline

During the Korean War, General Douglas MacArthur masterminds the amphibious invasion of Inchon in September 1950.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

LOVE. DESTINY. HEROES. War Changes Everything.

Genres:

Drama | History | War

Certificate:

PG
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Details

Country:

South Korea | USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

17 September 1982 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Inchon See more »

Filming Locations:

Cinecitta, Rome, Italy See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$2,326,112, 19 September 1982, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$5,200,986
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited) | (premiere)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Part of the movie was filmed on board the U.S.S. Albany (CG10), at the time, the U.S. Sixth Fleet flagship, in Gaeta, Italy, using the ship's bridge, especially the helm. The large wheel featured on the bridge was decorative only, not used while the ship was underway. See more »

Goofs

In one scene, a closeup of a digital watch is used to indicate the time. Digital watches were invented 25 years later. See more »

Quotes

Jean MacArthur: You just have to believe that this is what you were born for; all your life has been leading up to this.
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Crazy Credits

Firm Grip "Fingers" DePalma See more »

Alternate Versions

Aired in 2001 on the "GoodLife TV Network," owned at the time by the Unification Church, in a version derived from the original premiere cut containing all of the David Janssen/Rex Reed scenes. This version removes profanity by silencing the soundtrack but apparently makes no actual cuts for violence or other content, and runs 138 minutes. This version has been the source of several bootlegs since its airing. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Cinema Snob Movie (2012) See more »

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Great Korean actors, GONE TO WASTE!
7 July 2002 | by Mitora-sanSee all my reviews

And I have to thank Rev. Moonie for all of this! Why doesn't Moon just stick to his cult. But thankfully after this stinker, he STOPPED with making movies, since Inchon was a bomb in both North America and Asia (especially South Korea!).

Now with the plot. Deals with General Mc Arthur and the US in Korean War ridden South Korea. I also leaves out that Mc Arthur helped out Japan before trying to deal with Korea. Grrrrr.....~_~

Okay, the guy who play Mc Arthur may not act, but MANY great Korean actors in this film were wasted and looked really bored throughout the whole film. If fact, I read in an Asian cinema book, that a lot of the Korean actors and actresses deny ever being in this film.

Stay away from Inchon! If you want a good WW2/Korean War history lesson, watch some Korean anime based on the events, because at least the Anime characters could act!

However, Inchon is fun to do some MST3K-stlyed mocking time with.


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