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King Rat

1965, War, 2h 13m

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Screen adaptation of James Clavell's best-selling novel about a group of English, American and Australian prisoners in a Singapore POW camp during World War II. When an American officer bribes the Japanese camp commanders to provide him with better living conditions, tension arises between him and his fellow prisoners.

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  • Feb 02, 2021
    An unusual entry into the numerous WW2 prisoner-of-war outings, this picture distinguishes itself by its focus on how traditional hierarchy gets tossed aside, and even nationalistic concerns are nothing (duh, of course) when survival is the trump card in the deck. George Segal and James Fox give their best performances ever as an American and a Brit who become friends in the worst of circumstances to the point of shining. It's a great film in an overcrowded field, so don't miss it.
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  • Feb 20, 2013
    Good POW film that doesn't make you forget the Bridge on the River Kwai or any of the other prison films that William Holden pops up in but it nonetheless is interesting to see the story of a survivor and the choices that he makes with his fellow Brits and the Japanese that keep him locked up.
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  • Jan 29, 2009
    The book had a lot more to say about issues of class. The movie plot is a minor aspect of the novel. Still, Segal really captures the main character, and this is the most unique of the S. Pacific POW Concentration camp movies.
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  • Jan 05, 2008
    i was impressed with king rat. forget escape. this is about survival. i've never really watched anything with george segal in before. either that or i haven't noticed him before. he makes me think of a 60's ray liotta. he was the star of the show. john mills did what was needed of him. even rigsby (leonard) from rising damp made a few appearances... one when you first see him being rather noteworthy of his career. he jumped around like a maniac. haha. much better than seance on a wet afternoon which forbes also directed
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