The story of the first major battle of the American phase of the Vietnam War, and the soldiers on both sides that fought it, while their wives wait nervously and anxiously at home for the good news or the bad news.
U.S. Army Private Witt (AWOL) is found and imprisoned on a troop carrier by his company First Sergeant, Welsh.The men of C Company,1st Battalion,27th Infantry Regiment,25th Infantry Division have been brought to Guadalcanal as reinforcements in the campaign to secure Henderson Field and seize the island from the Japanese. They arrive near Hill 210, a key Japanese position. Their task is to capture the hill at all cost. What happens next is a story developing about redemption and the meaningless of war. Regardless the outcome.Written by
The piece of music playing in the scene with the captured Japanese soldier is called "The Unanswered Question" by Charles Ives. See more »
When Private Bell's wife is standing alone outside their house, a man, apparently in modern clothing, can be seen in the background of the scene. In fact, if we look closer, the "modern clothing" is an Air Force Captain uniform... Probably the same captain that Bell's wife met in the letter received by Bell. See more »
Private Edward P. Train:
What's this war in the heart of nature? Why does nature vie with itself? The land contend with the sea? Is there an avenging power in nature? Not one power, but two?
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Composer Wrangler. . . Moanike'ala Nakamoto See more »
Boring, too long, no plot, no characters, no point...
A good editor could easily cut this film in half, giving it a plot in the process. This film is all about atmosphere, it tries to create a sort of empathy between the audience and the characters, but people usually expect to find a recognizable storyline. The camera is excellent, and there are several good scenes (although the sound is poor), but the overall effect is of an "art" film in an "action" setting - it just doesn't work as it should.
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