- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 53 minutes
- Video: Color
- Encoding: Region 1 (USA & Canada)
- Released: May 24, 2005
- Originally Released: 1978
- Label: HBO Home Video
- Packaging: Keep Case
Performers, Cast and Crew:
Variety - 06/14/1978
"...[The actors] all turn in fine performances which represent a cross-section of the kind of soldiers who fought [the] war..."
An less-well-known Vietnam War picture with an interesting point of view formed while memories of the war were still fresh. Lancaster plays a tough U.S. military advisor in 1964 assigned to the abandoned French outpost of Muc Wa, where he must assemble a platoon out of inexperienced American soldiers and hardened Vietnamese mercenaries. As he the conditions at first hand, his doubts about the U.S. involvement grow.
Description by Warner Home Video:
Burt Lancaster delivers one of the finest performances of his career as a hard-boiled major in command of a Vietnam outpost. A classic of wartime confrontation.