Combat! (1962–1967)
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Hills Are for Heroes: Part 2 

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Lt. Hanley has the support of a tank to help his platoon to take the hill. However, the tank is destroyed by a German bazooka. Now Hanley plans to use the shield of the tank to attack the German bunker also with a bazooka.

Director:

Vic Morrow

Writer:

Gene L. Coon
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Cast

Episode cast overview:
Rick Jason ... Lt. Hanley
Vic Morrow ... Sgt. Saunders
Jack Hogan ... Kirby
Pierre Jalbert ... Caje
Dick Peabody Dick Peabody ... Littlejohn
Conlan Carter Conlan Carter ... Doc
Paul Carr ... Kleinschmidt
Joseph Walsh ... Einstein
Anthony D. Call Anthony D. Call ... Morgan (as Anthony Call)
Michael Forest ... Company Commander
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An American tank arrives and knocks out one of the bunkers, but the tank is taken out by German infantry using a rocket launcher. Again the GIs are beaten down the hill - losing more men to the hill. Hanley is again ordered to take the hill even though his men are both physically and mentally beaten by what has been an impossible assignment. Finally offered large mortar support, Hanley knows the mortars cannot penetrate the remaining bunker, but they can provide smoke cover. His plan is to send two men with a rocket launcher up the hill under cover of smoke to the disabled tank. Under cover of the tank, they manage to knock out the remaining bunker with a rocket and take the hill. More are killed and wounded in the assault, and the exhausted GIs strung out along the way up the hill finally realize they have accomplished the impossible. Hanley then gets a call from company HQ telling him the whole assault on the German lines is unsuccessful, and all troops are ordered to withdraw to ... Written by David Wile

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Genres:

Action | Drama | War

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 March 1966 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Doc, Conlan Carter, has no lines in Part 2. He is seen in the background a couple times, then helps wounded Saunders to walk down the road with the rest of the platoon. He did have several lines in part 1. See more »

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Nothing but Expendable Pawns in the War
25 April 2019 | by claudio_carvalhoSee all my reviews

Lt. Hanley has the support of a tank to help his platoon to take the hill. However, the tank is destroyed by a German bazooka. Now Hanley plans to use the shield of the tank to attack the German bunker also with a bazooka.

"Hills Are for Heroes: Part 2" is one of the saddest episode of "Combat!". The frustration of Kirby and the other soldiers when they take the hill is something heartbreaking. Further, they realize that they are nothing but expendable pawns in the war. My vote is nine.

Title (Brazil): "Colinas São para Heróis; Parte 2" ("Hills Are for Heroes: Part 2")


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