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War Hunt (1962)

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Robert Redford makes his big-screen debut in this off-beat war drama that tells the tail of a new replacement on the Korean front line. It is his first time in battle, and he comes all starry eyed and eager to prove himself a glorious hero. Obviously a greenhorn, the platoon commander takes the young private under his wing. All too soon, the youth realizes there is little glory in war. He also encounters a lone-wolf soldier whose lust for killing the enemy has turned him into a full-blown and deadly psychopath, leaving the private and his commanders to somehow stop him before he begins killing his own platoon-mates.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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In Theaters:
 wide
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Runtime:
Studio:
United Artists

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Cast

John Saxon
as Pvt. Raymond Endore
Robert Redford
as Pvt. Roy Loomis
Charles Aidman
as Capt. Wallace Pratt
Sydney Pollack
as Sgt. Van Horn
Gavin MacLeod
as Pvt. Crotty
Tommy Matsuda
as Charlie
Tom Skerritt
as Cpl. Showalter
Tony Ray
as Pvt. Fresno
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Critic Reviews for War Hunt

All Critics (1)

It had the same gritty feel to it as Sam Fuller's The Steel Helmet.

Full Review… | April 29, 2003
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Audience Reviews for War Hunt

½

I'm surprised this movie managed to get made, given the psychological-tolls-of-war plot which can easily be interpreted as anti-war... Though I guess Endore can be seen as just a 'bad egg' but I think the close up shots and the monologues make him sympathetic. Beautifully shot (or is that just young Robert Redford? *rimshot*), great close ups. Interesting little film that holds up pretty damn well.

Jenna Ipcar
Jenna Ipcar
½

“War Hunt� is a cliché-free, freshly original and involving drama. It makes a strong statement about war’s general destructive nature. This is a movie about survival and flawed idealism, not heroism and courage.

Lee Mayo
Lee Mayo

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