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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

Gross USA:

$5,200,986

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$5,200,986
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Company Credits

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Technical Specs

Runtime:

(edited) | (premiere) | (TV)

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

A portion of this movie was filmed aboard the U.S.S. Cleveland, an Austin-class amphibious transport dock, during an amphibious operation off the coast of South Korea in 1978. See more »

Goofs

The film is set in 1950, at the beginning of the Korean War. The extras in the press room have late-1970s clothing and haircuts. See more »

Quotes

[opening title card]
Titles: This is not a documentary of the war in Korea but a dramatized study of the effect of war on a group of people. Where dramatic license has been deemed necessary, the authors have taken advantage of this license to dramatize the subject.
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Crazy Credits

Firm Grip "Fingers" DePalma See more »

Alternate Versions

When the film was first released for a special one-night-only premiere in Washington D.C. in May 1981, running at 140 minutes, it was almost booed off the screen which resulted in its nationwide release being canceled. A heavily edited version was released nationwide in August 1982 running at 105 minutes in which many scenes involving talky subplots were deleted, including all of David Janssen's scenes. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Hollywood Mouth 2 (2014) 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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