This historical drama tells the story of the first class to graduate from the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. In the early 19th Century, Congress appropriated the money to build the school, but opponents who believed it to be an illegitimate expansion of the powers of the federal government decided to sabotage the school. They put the hard-as-nails Major Sam Carter (Laird Cregar) in charge of the academy, and he ruthlessly put the recruits through grueling training -- until only ten prospective soldiers remained. They include Dawson (George Montgomery), a patriotic farm boy and Howard Shelton (John Sutton), a selfish playboy who has come to West Point only because of its prestige. The two vie for Carolyn Bainbridge (Maureen O'Hara), while they, along with the other eight, try convince Carter that the school is worth keeping.
Among those who are fighting to have Congress re-establish the military academy at West Point in the beginning of the nineteenth century is a young Washington socialite, Carolyn Bainbridge.... . You can read more in Google, Youtube, Wiki
ryan c (gb) wrote: Not the worst film ever but it's not great
Alexander C (ag) wrote: A fun if not sometimes flawed film. Val Kilmer is cool though.
Ed F (mx) wrote: I watched this and couldnt help but despise most of the interviewees. Sure they were probably set up by higher commands to take the fall, but did they need to take such obnoxious, obscene photographs of their victims? Its clear that Morris intends to scrutinise these people, and the film works to that degree I guess, I just couldn't emotionally invest in these obviously confused individuals.
Andrew G (au) wrote: You'd think that Dinosaurs plus the Director of Commando would equal an extremely entertaining film which would redeem it of all its other bad qualities. Of course, I didn't know it was by the same guy, Mark L. Lester, until I looked up the film after watching it, and if like me you thought it should have been entertaining, you'd be wrong, dead wrong. What do I always complain about made for TV films like this, their poorly acted, the special effects aren't that good (I know the budget is smaller than most films, but if you're going to over-use a special effect, make sure it looks decent), the story is predictable, it's pretty much what I'm used to with garbage like this. It comes off as trying to be Carnosaur, which granted was a really bad film.
Ronald W (ru) wrote: Just awesome. Acts out of chronological sequence incrementally bring clarity to the plot. Expertly crafted with fantastic performances.
Lloyd H (ru) wrote: Same old Seagal, but still as enjoyable. This fourth outing is packed full of cliches and is pointlessly based around seeking revenge. How original. But for all its flaws, this is a cool action film. Great action sequences, good car chase and is also funny in places. This film features some of the best of Seagal's aikido martial arts. The fight scenes are choreographed brilliantly and the violence is constant. This is Seagal in his prime and it does the classic action films of the 80's justice. One of Seagal's better films and a definite guilty pleasure.
Jacob B (ru) wrote: I remember first watching this movie as a little kid. It's a great movie that proves that tiny insects can be good actors as well as humans. Now it's not to say that realistic animatronics aren't involved as well as real spiders.
Greg W (fr) wrote: foreshadows the "apollo 13" and is tense and suspensful sci-fi thriller
Alison R (mx) wrote: great book too, written by Michael Powell to accompany the film
Gemma B (au) wrote: I do love Bob Hope...
Dillon L (mx) wrote: Holds up real well great suspense and likable characters
Noah S (ag) wrote: A well written screenplay and great performances, but is it a crime to ask for more? I know, I know, that's the way the cookie crumbles ...