Back Door to Hell

  • Film
  • War films
A war movie shot for around three bucks in the Philippines and seemingly pitched at the sub-drive-in market. However, followers of Hellman should be able to discern traces of the futility that dominated subsequent films like The Shooting and Two Lane Blacktop. The script throws in much talk to disguise the fact that the budget couldn't accommodate more battle scenes, and amuses itself by giving a younger and greener Nicholson lines like 'You're the kinda guy who'd call Mahatma Gandhi a rabble-rouser'.

Release details

Duration: 68 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Monte Hellman
Screenwriter: Richard A Guttman, John Hackett
Cast: Jimmie Rodgers
Jack Nicholson
John Hackett
Annabelle Huggins
Conrad Maga
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