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Field of Honor (1986)

R | | Drama, War | 9 January 1987 (USA)
Korea 1951: After a Chinese attack Dutch mercenary sergeant De Koning is left alone by his army. While trying to survive, he meets a woman who is attempting to save her little brother. The image of the boy in shock changes him.


Henk Bos, Dae-hie Kim




Cast overview, first billed only:
Everett McGill ... Sergeant 'Sire' De Koning
Ron Brandsteder Ron Brandsteder ... Tiny
Bart Römer ... Lieutenant
Anis de Jong Anis de Jong ... Taihutu (as Annies De Jong)
Hae-young Lee Hae-young Lee ... Sun Yi (as Hey Young Lee)
Dong-hyeon Kim Dong-hyeon Kim ... Applesan (as Dong Hyum Kim)
Min Yu Min Yu ... Kim
Marc Van Eeghem Marc Van Eeghem ... Brammetje (as Mark Van Eeghem)
Frank Schaafsma Frank Schaafsma ... Wiel
Guus van der Made Guus van der Made ... Leen
Jae-ho Choi Jae-ho Choi ... Chinese Medic (as Jae Ho Choi)
Mike Mooney Mike Mooney ... Journalist
Jon Bluming Jon Bluming ... Platoon Sergeant
Fritz Homann Fritz Homann ... Truck Driver
David Hartung David Hartung ... Radioman


Korea: 1951. The Dutch mercenary sergeant De Koning has problems controlling his troops. They commit all kind of atrocities against the Korean population. After an attack by Chinese forces, De Koning is left alone. Days of difficult situations follow, and he meets a young Korean woman farmer, who desperately tries to keep her little brother alive. The image of the boy in shock changes De Koning. Written by Arnoud Tiele (zelva@tiele.nl)

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The release of the film in The Netherlands was delayed for more than a year because of it's bad reception at the Cannes Film Festival. See more »


Referenced in Death Wish 4: The Crackdown (1987) See more »

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7 August 2001 | by uzielisSee all my reviews

This is the worst film I've seen. No wonder its release was delayed for two years due its notorious reputation at Cannes, or so I read. Who wants to look at a close up of a man's foot? Still, Everett McGill seems to have done better in other films, most notably his appearances in Twin Peaks and The Straight Story. He is a good actor, even in this one, but his later works served him better.

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9 January 1987 (USA) See more »

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38度線:FIELD OF HONOR See more »

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South Korea

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