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

I told you to get out.

Then why did you marry me?

I told you I was sorry.

Damn it!

A raft.

Damn it.


It is.


Hey, wait!

Damn it!

Come down!

You rascal!

Damn it!

You will be dead soon!


Look, all I want is some water.

You got plenty there.

Enough for everybody.

You know, they got rescue boats

out looking for me...

and if I tell them

that you wouldn't give me any water...

Boy, they're sure gonna give it to you.

I mean...

Come on.

Just some water?

Damn it!

Come on out, Yankee!

Come on and get it!

Damn it!

Come and get it!

Come on and get it.

You'll be sorry!


Shut up!

I said shut up!

Just a closer walk with thee

Nearer my God

All clear to thee

When I fail, I feel so bad


Now hear this!


"what of the night?"

I am real strong, but thou art weak

Damn it, dirty.

Damn it.




Yes. Yeah.

Come on.

Oh, my God.

Get up!

Stand up!

Stand! Stand up!

Under the name

of the Imperial Japanese Navy...

I demand absolute obedience

as a prisoner of war.

You understand?

Don't look!

Don't look over here.

I said don't look!

I will tear your eyeballs out!

I said don't look!

Win a few, lose a few.

Keep going.

I have this.


Let's see now.

"The Gourmet's Guide."

"The wild form of the water chestnuts.

"It is often found..."

"Reference, Figure 33."

Well, that's enough of that, all right.

"Enemy personnel and unfriendly natives.

"A man fighting for survival in a jungle...

"is in no position

to maintain prisoners of war.

"Destroy them if they are captured.


Headquarters, Washington, D.C.


Don't you understand? I throw, you go.

Right? Fetch.

You get the point?

You're the dog, I'm the guy. Right?

Look. You ready?



Look, you do it this time. I'm tired.

Okay, I'll show you one more time.

And never again, right?

You understand that?

What is he doing? Fool.

Then you pick up the stick, right?

Then you bring it back.

There's nothing tough about that.

What's so tough about that?

You gonna do it, or ain't you gonna do it?

I don't know. Some guys never learn.

I don't know.

You know, it's just ridiculous.

Okay, we'll try it once more.

One, two, three. You go, right?

I know. Okay, look.


You understand what I'm talking about?

I am sick and tired! I've done everything!

I feed you. I fish for you!

I take you to the head, and what do you do?

You just sit down and get fatter!

I'm not putting up with any of that anymore!

So from now on out, you can do

the cooking, 'cause I am through!

Oh, boy.

Well, do something!


Damn it!

What are you trying to do?

Give it back!

Fifty-fifty, right?

I said give it back. Why don't you go

and get some for yourself?

You damn thief!

That is my log!

It's my log. Not yours. Mine!

It's my log.

That is my log!

Look, if I told you once,

I told you a thousand times!

That is my log. Now keep your hands off it!

You want my log, you can have it!

I said you can have it!

Look, you can do anything

you want to do around here.

But just don't be sneaky about it.

'Cause I can't stand a sneak!

You wanna build a raft, build a raft!

A raft.

You call that thing a raft?

It's a piece of junk!

Now, you wanna build a raft...

you gotta talk to somebody

who knows how to do it.

You wanna build a raft?


"Sailing, sailing over the bounding main."


Wait a minute. I'll be right back.



This is a map of the Pacific Ocean.

Do you wanna build a raft?

A raft.

And you're in it, so that's...

This is you in a raft. And you wanna go...

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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