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Director: John Irvin

Screenplay: Jim Carabatsos

Starring: Dylan McDermott, Steve Weber, Courtney B. Vance, Don Cheadle, Anthony Barrile, Michael Dolan, Tegan West, Kieu Chinh

Rated R for Strong Graphic War Violence, Brief Nudity, and for Strong Language.

Running Time: 1 hour 56 minutes

Release Date: August 28, 1987

***1/2 out of *****


Photo: RKO Pictures Sgt. Frantz briefs the new recruits on what to expect in the days ahead in John Irvin's HAMBURGER HILL.


In May 1969, during the Vietnam War, an infantry squad is tasked with taking a hill deemed of strategic importance. Over the course of ten harrowing days, the siege pushes the men, both veterans and new recuits, to their physical, mental and psychological limits and beyond.



Rating Scale:

***** = Outstanding ****1/2 = Excellent **** = Very Good

***1/2 = Above Average *** = Good **1/2 = Mediocre ** = Fair *1/2 = Poor

* = Bad 1/2* = Abysmal

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