ABC Movie of the Week/The Reluctant Heroes

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The Reluctant Heroes
Airdate November 23, 1971
Written by Ernie Frankel
Directed by Robert Day
Network ABC
Style 90-minute military drama
Company Aaron Spelling Productions Inc.
American Broadcasting Company

Origin USA

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The Reluctant Heroes (1971) is a TV movie about an inexperienced commander put in charge of a squadron trapped behind enemy lines. It aired as part of the ABC Movie of the Week.

Cast: Ken Berry (Lt. Parnell Murphy), Jim Hutton (Cpl. Bill Lukens), Trini López (Pvt. Sam Rivera), Don Marshall (Pvt. Carter LeMoyne), Ralph Meeker (Capt. Luke Danvers), Cameron Mitchell (Sgt. Marion Bryce), Warren Oates (Cpl. Leroy Sprague), Richard Young (Pvt. Golden), Michael St. George (Cpl. Bates), Soon-Tek Oh (Korean Officer)


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