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The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War.

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John H. Lee

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Man-Hee Lee (screenplay), Dong-Woo Kim (original story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Seung-won Cha ... Park Mu-Rang
Sang-Woo Kwon ... Ku Kap-Jo
Seung-Hyun Choi ... Oh Jung-Bum
Seung-woo Kim ... Kang Suk-Dae
Hye-seong Kim Hye-seong Kim ... Yong-Man
Seong-hwan Koo Seong-hwan Koo ... Nam-Sik
Hyun-tak Shin Hyun-tak Shin ... Dal-Young
Jae-won Moon Jae-won Moon ... Yong-Bae
Dong-beom Kim Dong-beom Kim ... Jae-Seon
Yoon-Seong Kim Yoon-Seong Kim ... Poong-Chun (as Yoon-sung Kim)
Tu-in Tak Tu-in Tak ... Wang-Pyo
Seung-Hoon Yoon Seung-Hoon Yoon ... Chang-Woo
Ho-won Kim Ho-won Kim ... Byung-Tae
Han-joon Kim Han-joon Kim ... Gwang-Il
Won-hee Cho Won-hee Cho
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The story of student-soldiers trying to protect a middle school during the early days of the Korean War.

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Action | Drama | War

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Country:

South Korea

Language:

Korean | English

Release Date:

16 June 2010 (South Korea) See more »

Also Known As:

71: Into the Fire See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The climactic battle in the movie was a part of the Battle of P'ohang-Dong, from August 5-20, 1950. Savage fighting broke out as the North Koreans attacked the U.N. forces, consisting of American and South Korean soldiers, in an attempt to take the town of P'ohang-Dong on the northeast corner of the Pusan perimeter. Despite being pushed back initially, the U.N. forces regrouped and eventually defeated the North Koreans, forcing their retreat. It was a turning point in that it effectively broke the back of the North Korean offensive, which was beginning to suffer from superior U.N. support and a lack of manpower and supplies. See more »

Goofs

A Vietnam War-era M151 MUTT jeep is seen as Capt. Kang's mount as he returns to the school with help. A GMC M35 6x6 truck also appears a few times in the film. Although the M35 truck was employed during the Korean War, the vast majority of the trucks used by the U.N. forces would be older, World War II-era GMC CCKWs. See more »

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Don't hate
19 August 2010 | by loopeddSee all my reviews

This movie overall was really well made. The acting was great, the special effects were good, and the movie was easy to follow. Since this was based on a true event, the ending was not going to be a huge surprise. Compared to most American films in the past two decades, this film had a low budget (about $10 Million USD). Most of the critics comment TOP from Big Bang being casted just for pure publicity, but he is a good actor as proved from a past Korean drama he did called IRIS. The sadness of the Korean War and the desperation of the people at that time were wonderfully portrayed. We should take this movie as a harsh reminder of the Korean War and wars around the world in general. You may think that this might never happen… especially to you of all people but the harsh reality is that is can… There is no one to blame for the Korean War; not the soviets, North Koreans, South Koreans, Chinese or the anti communist nations. We only have over selves to blame for war, and no one truly wins one.


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