In this sequel to Hope and Glory (1987), Bill Rohan has grown up and is drafted into the army, where he and his eccentric best mate, Percy, battle their snooty superiors on the base and look for love in town.
7 January 2015 | Raoul Weatherell
7 | A sweet and ultimately satisfying post-war drama, it avoids the clichés that plague some war films to deliver a solid experience.
The post-war period often seems like a bit of a black hole for films. Aside from the films made at the time which dealt...
Major Cross' comment "The rest is silence", made after scenes showing Sgt-Major Bradley bringing the conscripts up on charges, is from Hamlet, Act 5, Scene 2.
A wall map in the movie shows the border between North and South Korea as a curved line half-way down the Korean Peninsula, but that curvy border did not exist until after the end of the Korean War. In 1945, at the end of World War 2, the border between North and South Korea was established as a straight line along the 38th parallel. In 1951, North Korea invaded South Korea. The front line moved very far to the south, then back up north, almost all the way to the Chinese border. Then China moved in to help North Korea, and the front line moved south again, finally stabilizing as a curvy line about half-way down the Korean Peninsula. Since the end of the war, the border between North and South Korea has been this final curvy front line. But during the war the official border would have been the straight line along the 38th parallel.
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