The Hill

The Hill

DVD - 2007
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Set in the Libyan Desert during World War II, British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up "The Hill," a manmade instrument of torture--a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun, in this military prison drama.
Publisher: Burbank, Calif. : Turner Entertainment Co., [2007]
ISBN: 9781419849244
1419849247
Branch Call Number: DVD FEATURE HILL
Characteristics: optical,mono
1 videodisc (Not rated)(123 min.) : sound, black and white ; 4 3/4 in
Notes: Special features: Vintage featurette "The sun...the sand...The Hill"; 1965 war movies trailer gallery
Originally released as a motion picture in 1965

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paul1
Sep 19, 2017

Very intense movie and brutal in some places. Sean Connery headlines it but Ozzie Davis takes a lot as Jacko King.

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frishta
Sep 30, 2014

A very grim, harsh movie. Sean Connery did very well in a part far different from his 007 parts.

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garycornell
Jul 20, 2014

Impressive performance in this British made film with Sean Connery in the leading role. The film is in black and white, which to me gives it a documentary style. This is a gripping wartime movie and my wife and I loved it from start to finish!

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akirakato
Feb 20, 2013

In a British Army "glasshouse" (military detention camp) in the Libyan Desert, prisoners convicted of service offences such as insubordination, being drunk whilst on duty, going AWOL or petty theft are subjected to repetitive drill in the blazing desert heat. Staff Sergeant Williams is new to the prison, and his ambition is matched only by his cruel treatment of the prisoners; he seeks to use their suffering as means for promotion. Roberts (Sean Connery) is a former Squadron Sergeant Major from the Royal Tank Regiment, convicted of assaulting his Commanding Officer, which he explains to his fellow inmates was because he was ordered to lead his men in a senseless suicidal attack. Roberts openly scorns Williams brutality and serves as challenge to his authority. Although the incident happens in this prison, a man like Williams always exists in any part of society. I'm pretty sure that you would hate Williams as much as I did.

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paul1
Sep 19, 2017

RSM Wilson "His professional reputation is at stake."
Staff Harris " Our M.O. sir? I won't wear that. It's well known he can make the lame walk, the blind see and the maimed dance over the hill."

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