A dramatisation of the WWII battle of Iwo Jima, John Stryker (Wayne) is a hard-nut sergeant training young marines for combat in the Pacific war. Embittered after his wife takes off with his son, the green recruits bare the brunt of his tough drills and thick skin as he wanders close to the edge.
Tough and involving, best watched as a double bill with Full Metal Jacket.
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