Hamburger Hill

Hamburger Hill

Director: John Irvin Cast: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle
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Overview

Hamburger Hill

Though the anti-war sentiments of Hamburger Hill come through loud and clear, the film is squarely on the side of those courageous, much-maligned Americans who fought and died in Vietnam. Based on a true incident, the story takes place in 1969, as the 101st Airborne Division confronts the Vietcong in a bloody battle over Hill 937 (aka "Hamburger Hill") in the A Shau Valley. During the next ten days, both sides incur heavy losses, but the Cong refuse to surrender the hill. The ultimate American "victory" turns out to be a hollow one indeed. Scripted by Vietnam War vet Jim Carabatsos, Hamburger Hill not only underlines the futility of the war but also the pressures brought to bear upon the troops by an insensitive, often hostile media. By utilizing a cast of unknowns, director John Irvin deftly avoids the Hollywoodized slickness of such bigger-budgeted efforts as Apocalypse Now and The Deer Hunter.

Product Details

Release Date: 04/24/2001
UPC: 0012235126738
Original Release: 1987
Rating: R
Source: Live / Artisan

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Anthony Barrile Langulli
Michael Boatman Motown
Don Cheadle Washburn
Michael Dolan Murphy
Don James McDanile
Dylan McDermott Sgt. Frantz
M.A. Nickles Galvin
Harry O'Reilly Duffy
Daniel O'Shea Gaigin
Tim Quill Beletsky
Tommy Swerdlow Bienstock
Courtney B. Vance Doc Johnson
Steven Weber Sgt. Worcester
Tegan West Lt. Eden
Kieu Chinh Mama San
Doug Goodman Lagunas
J.C. Palmore Healy
J.D. VanSickle Newsman

Technical Credits
John Irvin Director
Cecille Baun Makeup
Jim Carabatsos Producer,Screenwriter
Tot Castillo Art Director
Alfred Cleveland Songwriter
Mary Colquhoun Casting
Larry de Waay Co-producer
Bob Dylan Songwriter
Philip Glass Score Composer
David Hildyard Sound/Sound Designer
Soc Jose Asst. Director
David Korda Executive Producer
Calvin Lewis Songwriter
Peter MacDonald Cinematographer
Barry Mann Songwriter
Ken Metcalfe Casting
Marcia Nasatir Producer
Jerry Offsay Producer
Jerry Offsay Executive Producer
Carl Penzabene Songwriter
Helga Penzabene Songwriter
Rodger Penzabene Songwriter
Spencer Savis Songwriter
Neville Smallwood Makeup
Austen Spriggs Production Designer
Peter Tanner Editor
Mel Tillis Songwriter
Cynthia Well Songwriter
Steve Winwood Songwriter
Muff Winwood Songwriter
Norman Withfield Songwriter
Andrew Wright Songwriter

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3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This was a ripoff of Platoon from the very beginning. Nothing in it is creative or informative. This did not show the peculiar despairing nature of Vietnam
Guest More than 1 year ago
Can Not compare 4th. of july to this Movie. Maybe what it does wrong it presents the movie a as documentary. But if any of you guys care to read something about history "maybe u learn somethin in process" Then you will realize that this film is as true and authentic as the fallen trees on the side of the Hill. The 4th. is propaganda and only wanted to portrait the Vets as murders, drug heads etc.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Probably the best Vietnam war movie out there. This movie was not bogged down with all the anti American, lets go to Vietnam to smoke weed crap you seen in other movies. Instead, the movie shows you how the peace lovin tree huggin hippies effected the troops in the field. It shows how racial hatred was overcame. It focuses on the common foot soldier. No political slant.

The review on Wikipedia is a pretty accurate one:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hamburger_Hill
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