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Set during the Korean War, PORK CHOP HILL illustrates true heroism in war, when soldiers in the field fight the real battle while diplomats and UN officials attempt democracy as their troups are bleeding and dying. Gregory Peck leads a 135-man unit on the attack of the Chinese-held Pork Chop Hill. When reinforcements finally arrive, only 25 of Peck's men survive. Well known as one of the best depictions of life in the crossfire, with an uncanny "you are there" feeling.

Starring:
Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto
Runtime:
1 hour 38 minutes

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Pork Chop Hill

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Genres Thriller, Action
Director Jonathan Kaplan
Starring Isaac Hayes, Yaphet Kotto
Supporting actors Alan Weeks, Annazette Chase, Nichelle Nichols, Sam Laws, Paul Harris, Charles Cyphers, John Kramer, Scatman Crothers, Dick Miller, Bob Harris, Jac Emil, Stan Shaw, Wendell Tucker, Sonny Barnes, Don Watters, Eddie Smith, Esther Sutherland, Earl Maynard
Studio MGM
MPAA rating NR (Not Rated)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 24 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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A very good war film classic for your war movie collection.
Undertaker
I have been wanting to get this movie for along time. it is one of the few Korean war movies I have liked so much that I buy the movie.
basn
The deadly, murderous assault will cost many men their lives in the waning days of the war.
Cory D. Slipman

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47 of 47 people found the following review helpful By Dave on June 29, 2005
Format: DVD
Gregory Peck stars as Lt. Joseph Clemons, who in the spring of 1953 leads Company K of the 7th U.S. Infantry in a bloody frontal assault on "Pork Chop Hill", which has been recently captured and occupied by Red Chinese troops. The Real Joseph Clemons, who'd attacked the heavily-defended hill with 135 men and had retaken it with only 28 of his men surviving, served as technical advisor throughout the filming of "Pork Chop Hill". Gregory Peck gave one of his best performances as Lt. Clemons, and throughout his career he often played officers in war movies ("Guns of Navarone", "Twelve O'Clock High", "The Purple Plain", "Captain Newman, M.D.", etc.).

Director Lewis Milestone, who'd already directed the World War 1 masterpiece "All Quiet on the Western Front" as well as the underated World War II classic "A Walk in the Sun", made "Pork Chop Hill" perhaps the definitive Korean War film, and wisely chose to cast many unknown actors (with the exception of Gregory Peck of course) in an attempt to create a more believable war movie. The battle scenes were superb and grimly realistic, and the friendly fire, lack of reinforcements, and inaccurate communication system were all portrayed correctly. It's hard to believe that this excellent and realistic movie was completed in just 40 days. In short, the acting, directing, and filming couldn't have been better.

The MGM dvd of "Pork Chop Hill" has an awesome picture and sound quality, and the bonus features include the original trailer as well as an eight-page booklet with plenty of historical trivia and behind-the-scenes info. "Pork Chop Hill" is a grim portrait of the absurdity and tragedy of war and is a definite must-see for every American.
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15 of 15 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on October 8, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Even tho this movie was made in 1959 it still measures up to todays standards of war pictures made, and in most cases is better than what they have out there today. The director was very accurate in the setting and the history behind the battle from what I read about Pork Chop Hill and what my father told me, who was in the 2nd Infrantry division during the Korean War and fought at Old Baldy.The cast of actors are good in there portrayal of the every day soldier concerns and fears,and finally the propoganda that the Chinese broadcasted over the speakers is deadly accurate from what my father told me.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 30, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
Best korean war movie ever made.Brings back many memories,good and bad
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Jimi the Gent on May 9, 2007
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If you are looking for a movie that demonstrates the mettle of American soldiers and leaders trapped in a desparate struggle against the odds, then this movie delivers.

While Saving Private Ryan has become something of a standard for reviewers of the war genre, Pork Chop Hill was one of its hard hitting predecessors. It did not need to show the blood and gore to get the point across... the brutality is apparent.

Gregory Peck also puts in what I think to be one of his best performances as the tough and dedicated lieutenant given a mission that wartime leaders hope they never get. "Fight what could be the last battle of a war", and all the while fighting your own chain of command to get the resources necessary to win. You get a taste of the politics behind the final days of the war... though for those who have served in Korea since the "Armistice", we all know the war never really ended.

To boot, you get numerous appearances by "soon to be" big names in hollywood. If you see someone that looks familiar despite the grime and grit on their faces, chances are, you are correct. Keep your eyes open.

Finally, the battle scenes are incredible and raise your blood pressure. You will experience "emotional" highs and lows as the battle for Pork Chop Hill wages on to the "end". Hills changes hands quite often during the final months of the Korean War, as our valient veterans could attest, but their courage was well preserved in this often overlooked movie.

Do not pass on this one.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By William Welsh on March 10, 2001
Format: VHS Tape
These words are blasted out over loudspeakers by a communist propaganda agent at the American soldiers scaling Pork Chop Hill. This film has developed something of a cult following among war film buffs because of its almost non-stop action footage. The searing war drama begins with a night assault on a fortified hill occupied by the Chinese communist army. Veteran Hollywood director Lewis Milestone creates a sense of foreboding as the American soldiers assemble to board trucks that will carry them back to yet another critical sector of the front lines. In a larger context, the darkness evokes a sense of awareness among viewers that this is indeed a forgotten war that is not being fought with quite the same determination as World War II. Soldiers file past carrying bazookas, rifles and flamethrowers and the viewer sees them loading long bundles onto the trucks, which on closer inspection are revealed to be stretchers. They'll need them in this fight. Millstone paints his wartime canvas with drifting smoke across a cratered, rubble-strewn landscape from which all foliage has been shorn by near-continuous shelling by both sides. It's fallen upon Lt. Joe Clemons (Gregory Peck) to lead his 135-man company up the mountain to reinforce other units in an effort to drive the enemy from its positions on the crest. Although Peck's portrayal of Clemons is one-dimensional, the intriguing part of the film is following the orders the lieutenant issues to his subordinates during the course of battle. What's more, Clemons utters some truly memorable lines. When the Americans have to fix bayonets, Clemons says, "The Chinese love this eyeball-to-eyeball stuff."
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