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Pork Chop Hill war movie

Pork Chop Hill (1959, United States)

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Pork Chop Hill

Director: Lewis Milestone

Czas: 95 minut

Laguages: English

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1970-01-01 / 1970-01-01

American attack on the fortified hill on the North Korea border is only beginning of the long and blood battle for the spot of no importance.

While the armistice negotiations in the Panmunjom were taking place the American army decided to make a counter-attack on the Pork Chop Hill, a fortified point on the front line of no strategic nor tactical value. Since the beginning Lieutenant Clemons has his doubts about the plan, especially the small forces used, but he was ensured that artillery prepared them the are adn wiped out all the barbed wire on this side of the hill. During the attack on the moonless night Clemons’ concerns were confirmed - the barbed wire is still there, when they reach them the Chinese army is just waiting for them with the spotlights. Soon the American attack falls into disorder, but with high casualties they manage to reach the top of the hill. But here is another bad news for them - Chinese wants to use their success on the hill in the armistice negotiations, so they prepare a large scale counter-attack.

Classic American war movie presenting one of the most controversial battles of Korean War - the Battle of Pork Chop Hill, where the fights and casualties were used just to get the advantage in the armistice negotiations. The powerful image of the sensless battles over the area no one really cares about is remarkable, with only few flaws. For example the propaganda ending suggesting that this battle gave people the freedom and thus was worth the casualties. Well, Chinese did regained the control over Pork Chop Hill in just 2 months after the battle depicted in the movie, so...

Our rating


Film value

8 / 10

Realism factor

4 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Historical accuracy

5 / 5

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Cast of Pork Chop Hill

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as Lt. Joe Clemons

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Events depicted in Pork Chop Hill

Korean War (1950-1953) Battle of Pork Chop Hill (23 Mar 1953)

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