King Rat
King Rat (1965)

James Clavell incorporated a few of his own experiences as a British POW in his novel King Rat. Bryan Forbes' film version stars George Segal as the mastermind of all black market operations in a Japanese prison camp. He is called… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 27, 1965
DVD Release Date: May 6, 2003
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Scott Nash
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A cynical look at what humanity will do to survive under extreme circumstances.

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Shane Burridge

In this environment, a hustler like King is sure to thrive, just as any resourceful rat would

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xGary Xx
This story of prisoners of war in a WWII japanese prison camp is based on true experiences, and is far more concerned with the harsh realities of surviving the… More
John Ballantine
Good POW film that doesn't make you forget the Bridge on the River Kwai or any of the other prison films that William Holden pops up in but it nonetheless… More