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The Last Hunter (1980)

L'ultimo cacciatore (original title)
During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped behind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him.


Antonio Margheriti (as Anthony M. Dawson)


Gianfranco Couyoumdjian (story), Dardano Sacchetti (screenplay)




Complete credited cast:
David Warbeck ... Captain Henry Morris
Tisa Farrow ... Jane Foster
Tony King ... Sgt. George Washington
Bobby Rhodes ... Carlos
Margie Newton ... Carol (as Margi Eveline Newton)
John Steiner ... Major William Cash
Massimo Vanni ... Phillips
Luciano Pigozzi ... Bartender (as Alan Collins)
Dino Conti Dino Conti ... Pot-smoking Soldier
Gianfranco Moroni Gianfranco Moroni ... Steve


During the Vietnam war, an American soldier gets trapped behind enemy lines. A squad of his buddies sets out to rescue him.

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The screen explodes in a blazing spectacle of war, there was no escape for... THE LAST HUNTER See more »


Action | Drama | Thriller | War


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Did You Know?


According the director's son Edoardo Margheriti, Antonio Margheriti didn't want to make a political film that was for or against the Vietnam War. He just wanted to make a Vietnam War film that was fun. See more »


In the bar/brothel scene at the start of the movie a soldier is wearing two different ranks. He has a specialist (E-4) insignia on one sleeve of his uniform and sergeant (E-5) stripes on the other sleeve. See more »

Alternate Versions

All DVD versions of the film are missing a brief 35 second scene where a soldier replies to a question asked by Captain Morris. The scene was in the cinema version and is probably missing due to print damage. See more »


Referenced in Ban the Sadist Videos! Part 2 (2006) See more »

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David Warbeck kicks ass in 'Nam: what more could you want?
14 September 1999 | by Nestor-4See all my reviews

I had the privelige to see this awesome movie on a huge screen in 1997, it was shown at a festival as a tribute to the late David Warbeck.

The opening sequence is truly stunning, a slow-burning scene in a brothel ends in huge explosions and sees Warbeck as an action hero in a white singlet years before Bruce Willis.

John Steiner once again shows his prowess as his squad is picked-off, leaving only Warbeck and the larger-breasted of the Farrow species (Tisa), to escape tiger-cages and discover the identity of a traitorous broadcaster.

Don't miss the final shot of Warbeck against the war-torn sunset, left to his fate in the jungle. It's a real kick in the guts, with the same power of seeing Martin Sheen rising from a swamp.

The one problem the movie really has is that the identity of the mysterious traitor is quite ridiculous, but not enough to grind things to a halt.

All in all, one to put at the top of your "must-get" list, right above beer, pizza and peanuts.

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Release Date:

10 February 1984 (USA) See more »

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(1981 heavily cut) | (1980 banned) | (2002 uncut) | (X rated)

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2.35 : 1
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