A squad of National Guards on an isolated weekend exercise in the Louisiana swamp must fight for their lives when they anger local Cajuns by stealing their canoes. Without live ammunition and in a strange country, their experience begins to mirror the Vietnam experience.
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An underrated psychological action-thriller from director Walter Hill. More than just a shoot-em-up action movie, it's an engrossing and intense story of survival with strong performances, great bayou atmosphere, and sharp writing by Hill and David Giler. The strange, atmospheric, and darkly ambiguous ending is particularly memorable and intriguing. A contemporary classic that deserves to be better known.