The Hill would have made a terrific Samuel Fuller war film. In the absence of Fuller, director Robert Iscove performs yeoman service in bringing the story to life. Terence Knox is among the members of Bravo Company, assigned to capture a strategic hill. Before the company can begin to take on the enemy, the individual soldiers must overcome their own hostilities, both external and internal. Beyond sharing a wartime background, the 1988 The Hill bears no relation to the 1965 POW drama of the same name.