Overall Rank: 12278
Average Rating: 2.3/4
# of Ratings: 31
Theatrical Release Date: 06/19/1968
Genre: Action, Drama
MPAA Rating: G
Director: Ray Kellogg, John Wayne
Actors: John Wayne, David Janssen, George Takei, Jim Hutton, Aldo Ray, Bruce Cabot
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Indyfreak - wrote on 05/26/2018
John Wayne got a lot of flack for making a cheerfully jingoistic war film at the height of the Vietnam War. Perhaps he was tone-deaf to the times but the movie is hardly worth the hate it incites in some corners. It's already just bad on its own merits. The direction is flat, the characters are forgettable, and the setting is laughably unconvincing. But if there's something I can say kindly about it, it IS John Wayne. He's in his element here. Right make that two things, George Takei is in this. He's always good.
Yojimbo - wrote on 09/21/2012
Apparently, the average age of soldiers fighting in Vietnam was not 19, it was more like 48 (apart from the indigenous cannon fodder of course) and Vietnam is actually a dead ringer for a wooded area in Wisconsin. This kind of flag-waving revisionism is tasteless at the best of times, but considering the circumstances of this particular conflict it's positively offensive.
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