There were no half measures in this filmmaker. Bad mistake, but one which the Germans inflict withNazi efficiency. Failure alternated with hits through his career, though Karlson's direction was more than successful in ¨ Walking tall¨ with invaluable help of Joe Don Baker. Furthermore, Elvis Presley vehicles as ¨Kid Galahad¨ and Dean Martin as ¨The silencers¨and ¨Wrecking crew¨. This site allows you to watch movies and tv series without registration. He hangs out with and disciplines a bunch of Italian boys in various states of undress.
Boy soldiers live and die in the jungles of the Philippines or as pirates off the coast of Somalia. There are hardly an flaws like scratches, etc. Hudson is rock-solid as the taciturn soldier sorry and Mark Colleanois excellent as Aldo, the fanatical leader of the ragtag group of kids. He is picked up by a ragtag group of local youths, who strike a bargain with him--they will help him blow the dam if he will help them get revenge on the Germans, who have taken over their village and killed their parents. As the boy's hide in the woods to avoid the German soldiers a group of American soldiers parachute into the woods and are immediately massacred by the German's.
Weeks later, commando leader Captain Turner Rock Hudson is flying overhead, ready to jump with his team of saboteurs to blow up the massive Della Norte Dam, thereby flooding the valley and stopping all Nazi activity in the area for months to come. Sylva is just breathtaking throughout and fully-clothedthe entire time, I might add. The movie had elapsed 20 minutes but for some reason I was drawn into the story. However, German troops are waiting at the drop zone, and the American force is wiped out, save for Turner, who is badly injured. The colors are accurate and striking.
Army see Seinfeld's Cuban cigar makers episode , a bandito mustache, and hair over his ears 1970's style. In spite of being little more than amateurs the acting was capable. Take this film for instance. This movie has a lot of fine aspects. So is this movie so ridiculous? Movies that brought the stark reality of war too near were not well received.
This warlike movie packs well-staged action scenes , double-crosses, thrills, blood-letting images and criticism about the futility of war but doesn't quite hang together. It contains some unsettling and disconcerting frames as when the kids attempt to rape the German medic and are suddenly interrupted by the healed captain. Then they surrendered so fast that German troops did not have time to get out of the country even if they had wanted to. The musical score by Ennio Morricone is pretty good, but surprisingly not anywhere near as good as his Leone scores. Sophia Loren began filming this movie and withdrew because it recalled too much of the trauma of her childhood in war time Italy. Based on actual events where Nazi troops committed atrocities against entire villages it was meant to remind the world of the savagery of a totalitarian military that had absolute control over the lives of helpless populations.
It's a familiar story, presented in a unique way with some American aspects thrown in. The cinematography is marvelous and breathtaking, as this was filmed on location in Italy. ¨Hornest's nest¨ is an acceptable and passable film with some scenes of relentless action that keep you breathless. Those reviewers who made snide remarks about Rock Hudson's sexual preferences and the nudity of the teen and child actors in the movie were simply revealing their own salacious nature. I was flipping channels and came upon Hornet's Nest. Italy had been high on militaristic fascism although not very good at it until things started to go bad for the Axis.
Is it a joke because Rock Hudson turned out to be a Gay man? And the German soldiers show an extraordinary amount of interest in the other Italian boys, especially when the boys take off their clothes. I had to log onto the database to know it's title which brings me to making my comments. When they get hurt, they cry. His team is parachuted into Italy to blow a colossal, strategic dam. However, the unit is ambushed and only its leader survives. It has been argued the Germans during World War Two made a number ofmistakes with the various countries they conquered. His mission was to blow up a dam, presumably to trapretreating Nazis.
Mark Colleano is incredibly good as the selfish leader of the youngster gang. Savage child soldiers in Africa showed the whole world how easy it is to create baby-killers and how hard it is to return them to what they once were, Children. Upon reaching thetown, he rounds up the villagers and order them to reveal the Partisansupon pain of death. It was seen as a glorification of war and a fading star like Rock Hudson could not save it. That attitude reflected the times in which it was produced. Their village was massacred by the S. The content files usually are stored on external sites.
Rock Hudson, Sylva Koscina, Sergio Fantoni. The script is intelligent is tells a familiar story from a unique viewpoint; showing young pre-teens battling the Nazis with machine guns and grenades is something that's rarely done. The nice international cast includes American , British, French and mostly Italian actors such as Sergio Fantoni, Giacomo Rossi Stuart, Andrea Bosic , among others. The deal for Turner then is: help the boys avenge the deaths of their parents in Reanoto, and then they'll help him blow the dam, an idea that sickens Bianca. Although they survived they were truly victims of a terrible war. In retrospect this film was made before it's time. I found a brand new one on half.
Paul Mavis is an internationally published film and television historian, a member of the , and the author of. I could arrange to have you posted to his staff. Good musical score by usual Ennio Morricone and adequate cinematography by Gabor Pogany filmed on location in Italian outdoors. They deliberately missed the point. His performance is brilliant and he deserves more credit than he gets.