Hell In The Pacific

Synopsis: During World War II, a shot-down American pilot and a marooned Japanese navy captain find themselves stranded on the same small uninhabited island in the Pacific Ocean. Following war logic, each time the crafty Japanese devises something useful, he guards it to deny its use to the Yank, who then steals it, its proceeds or the idea and/or ruins it. Yet each gets his chance to kill and/or capture the other, but neither pushes this to the end. After a while of this pointless pestering, they end up joining forces to build and man a raft...
Genre: Adventure, War
Director(s): John Boorman
Production: Cinerama
Rotten Tomatoes:
103 min

Now, you gotta have some floatation,

like bamboo.

Where did you get all your bamboo?

Well, where do you find it?

Throw them high, old man.

We have to have a lubber line.

It goes straight through the keel.

Otherwise, the ship goes either way.

Nobody knows...

No! I said no!

You're not listening to me.

But we gotta do it.

Use these bamboos here.

Come on, come over here!

All right, take these bamboos

and select only the big ones...

and put them together in bundles.

Then make the basic frames with them.

The frames.

No, you're not listening.

And we put this mast...

You have to have a couple of sweeps

down the side, and a tail. Otherwise...

...around the one-third of the raft's length

from the aft.

That is the basic plan.

You gotta have something

strong enough to get through the reef!

I'm telling you.

If you keep talking like an amateur,

we'll never make it!

I can't talk any sense to that guy.

This is our island.

In our north-east-north...

there must be a big island.


If we go north-east-north

riding a good tide...

we should find a big island.

Let's get out of here as soon as we can.

Let's do it.

What do you want me to do?

If we stay here,

both of us will be dead for sure.

How many times do I have to tell you?

You might as well dry up on this island

and drop dead!

Not me. I'm not going to die.

No, not me!

Now wait, don't get mad. Okay.

All right.

All right, we build a raft.

Down in the canebrake, close by the mill

There lived a colored girl

And her name was Nancy Dill

I told her that I loved her

I loved her mighty fine

And if she would come with me

I soon would make her mine

Come along, come

Won't you come along with me?

And I'll take you down to Tennessee

Come along, come

Won't you come along with me?

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Alexander Jacobs

Alexander Jacobs (1927–26 October 1979) was a screenwriter best known for his work in the action field. His writing style for Point Blank was very influential on Walter Hill. more…

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Submitted on August 05, 2018


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