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  • PG
  • Drama, War
  • 1968
  • 101 mins

Hell in the Pacific

Hell in the Pacific

About

Marvin and Mifune are the US and Japanese pilots who are forced to forget their differences and work together to survive when an accident leaves them both stranded on a deserted Pacific island during World War II. Boorman directs this two-hander, which is held together by powerful performances from Marvin and Mifune as the enemies who don't even have a common language to bond them together (cue lots of scenes of them yelling at each other in their own languages), yet somehow find common ground in their predicament.

Cast & Connections

  • Actor: Lee Marvin, Toshirô Mifune
  • Director: John Boorman
  • Writer: Alexander Jacobs, Reuben Bercovitch
  • Producer: Reuben Bercovitch
  • Photographer: Conrad L Hall

In a nutshell

Unsettling stuff, bolstered by a boldly bleak finale.

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