War Hunt

Film, Drama
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Frontline Korea, 1953. Infantryman Saxon slips out into no man's land each night on throat-cutting expeditions. His CO turns a blind eye to the presence of a psychopath in his company (and to Saxon's equivocal relationship with an eight-year-old orphan) because of the vital intelligence he brings back. The premise of this independent production - psychopaths often make effective soldiers - is too simple-minded to bear much discussion. Nevertheless, it's intriguingly cast, resourcefully shot and full of memorable bits and pieces: uncertainty as to how to mark the armistice ('I guess we should shake hands'), the weird, ritualistic dance in the moonlight, which Saxon performs over the bodies of his victims.

By: BBa

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Duration: 83 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Denis Sanders
Screenwriter: Stanford Whitmore
Cast: John Saxon
Robert Redford
Sydney Pollack
Charles Aidman
Tom Skerritt
Anthony Ray
Francis Ford Coppola
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