Psychological war drama is the film debut of Redford. Roy Loomis (Redford) is a new recruit for a front-line platoon in Korea where the vets soon strip him of all heroic illusions. In order to gain valuable intel, the platoon's captain (Aidman) allows crazy Pvt. Endore (Saxon) to go on solitary night patrols where he stalks and kills North Koreans. But Endore isn't about to respect a ceasefire and goes too far.