King Rat Movie Information

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Overall Rank: 3994

Average Rating: 2.8/4

# of Ratings: 18

Theatrical Release Date: 10/27/1965

Language: English

Genre: War, Drama

MPAA Rating: NR

Director: Bryan Forbes

Actors: George Segal, Tom Courtenay, James Fox, John Mills, Patrick O'Neal, Denholm Elliott

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Yojimbo - wrote on 05/21/2012

This story of prisoners of war in a WWII Japanese prison camp is based on true experiences and is far more concerned with the harsh realities of surviving the terrible hardships of day to day life than derring do and cunning escape plans. George Segal plays a cynical hustler who seems far more adept at making the best of his predicament, and as such the other prisoners either ally themselves with or despise him. James Fox is excellent as the british officer who befriends him and humour and drama unfolds as the camps differing factions motives and hypocrisies are exposed. Best described as a cross between The Bridge On The River Kwai and Stalag 17, it is not quite their measure, but it's a damn good film in it's own right.

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