The Hook

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"This is a story of men in war not men at war."
  • NR
  • 1963
  • 1 hr 37 min
  • 6.5  (754)

The Hook is a 1963 drama film directed by George Seaton and starring Kirk Douglas, Robert Walker Jr., and Nick Adams. The film tells the story of a group of U.S. Air Force pilots stationed in Japan during the Korean War who take part in a dangerous mission to bomb a bridge deep in North Korea. The film follows Lt. Col. Alan Ross (Kirk Douglas), a veteran pilot who is chosen to lead the mission. Ross is a tough and competent leader, but he also struggles with the guilt of having lost fellow pilots in a previous mission. He is tasked with leading a group of young, inexperienced pilots who are eager to prove themselves. Among them are Lieutenants Tom Brown (Robert Walker Jr.) and Bert Thompson (Nick Adams), who are both in love with Ross' daughter, Nancy (Mimi Gibson).

As the mission approaches, tensions rise among the pilots. Some are excited at the prospect of finally getting into the action and making a name for themselves, while others are more hesitant and afraid of what could happen. The mission takes them deep into enemy territory, where they face numerous challenges and risks, including enemy fire, bad weather, and mechanical failures.

As the pilots push forward, they begin to realize the toll that war is taking on them. Several of them are injured or killed, and they are forced to push through their grief and fear in order to complete their mission. Ross, in particular, struggles with his guilt and the pressure of leading his men into battle. He must confront his own demons and find the strength within himself to be the leader his men need him to be.

The Hook is a gripping war drama that explores themes of sacrifice, loyalty, and the human cost of war. It is a powerful portrayal of the courage and bravery of the men who fought for their country and the toll that it takes on them. With strong performances from its cast, including a standout performance from Kirk Douglas, The Hook is a film that will stay with you long after the credits roll.

The Hook is a 1963 war movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 37 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.5.

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    1 hr 37 min
  • IMDB Rating
    6.5  (754)