Inchon (1981)

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This big-budget epic re-creation of the massive Korean war battle of Inchon just proved too ponderous to save itself from certain death. Terence Dixon was hired to direct the film on location in Korea. The production was plagued with problems ranging from an uncooperative government to bad weather.
Rating:
PG
Genre:
Drama
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Written By:
In Theaters:
 wide
Runtime:
Studio:
United Artists

Cast

Jacqueline Bisset
as Barbara Hallsworth
Peter Burton
as Admiral Sherman
James T. Callahan
as General Almond
Anthony Dawson
as General Collins
Gabrielle Ferzetti
as Turkish Brigadier
Ben Gazzara
as Major Frank Hallsworth
Dorothy James
as Jean MacArthur
David Janssen
as David Feld
Gabriele Ferzetti
as Turkish Brigadier
Mickey Knox
as Admiral Doyle
Nakhoon Lee
as Furniture store owner
Lydia Lei
as Mila
Toshiro Mifune
as Saito-San
Rion Morgan
as Pipe Journalist
Laurence Olivier
as Gen. Douglas MacArthur
John Pochna
as Lt. Alexander Haig
Rex Reed (II)
as Longfellow
Richard Roundtree
as Sgt. August Henderson
Sabine Sun
as Marguerite
Kwang Nam Young
as President Rhee
William Dupree
as Turkish Sergeant
Grace Chan
as Au Cheu
Il Woong
as North Korean Commissar
James Callahan
as Gen. Almond
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Critic Reviews for Inchon

All Critics (8) | Top Critics (4)

The most obvious and abiding defect displayed by Inchon is a ramshackle form of story construction in which the desire to fit The Little Picture inside The Big Picture achieves only wholesale trivialization.

Full Review… | July 22, 2015
Washington Post
Top Critic

Inchon is a hysterical historical epic, somewhat less offensive than The Green Berets and far funnier.

Full Review… | June 24, 2015
New York Times
Top Critic

Inchon is, as military spectacles go, one of the sorriest in movie history.

Full Review… | June 24, 2015
TIME Magazine
Top Critic

Unintentionally laughable.

Full Review… | June 24, 2015
Variety
Top Critic

Inchon is vapid and disjointed.

Full Review… | June 24, 2015
People Magazine

No one seems to have a clue what they are doing.

Full Review… | June 24, 2015
Film4

Audience Reviews for Inchon

Terrence Young's Inchon has had the reputation of being one of the worst films ever made in the history of the medium. Is this movie as bad as its reputation suggests, it's not, but it is a mediocre war film with below average performances. The film is quite inaccurate and is dull and boring. This could have been a better film, one that should have been exciting and action packed. Inchon was a great success during the Korean War. I think this as a poor effort in telling of this legendary feat of military strategy. The acting is bland, and no one really stands out. This had the potential of being a grand war film by the likes of Patton, Saving Private Ryan and other WWII epics. Unfortunately it flopped big time, and you can clearly see why. The script is lacking of effective ideas to really make it a stand out film, and the cast seem bored with the material. The Inchon landing was impressive and the story behind Douglas MacArthur's dedication of his plan is truly legendary. In the movie, the invasion is quite exciting, and it stands out as the best thing about this film. The film overall has little to none interesting content, and it's a great shame because this should have been a classic. However it is remembered for only one thing, that it is among the biggest of cinema's flops. Inchon is a misfire, but like I said, the invasion sequence is entertaining, and the part of the movie where it picks up. However it's too little too late, and it doesn't make this one worth checking out. Go into this one expecting nothing remarkable. In the long run, this picture is forgettable.

Alex roy
Alex roy

Super Reviewer

The biggest flop in film history lives up to its shitty reputation. Olivier has never been this awful. I'm not surprised Reagan liked this crap. It feels more like a made for TV "epic."

Sean Chick
Sean Chick

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