Set in a WW II Japanese POW camp, this nicely photographed adaptation of the James Clavell novel stars George Segal as King, an American corporal who operates a number of lucrative rackets, including the sale of rats to his sickly British, Australian, and American fellow prisoners to
supplement their meager food rations. When King learns that British officer Marlowe (James Fox) speaks the language of their Malaysian guards, he enlists his help in expanding his operation outside the confines of the camp. When Marlowe becomes gravely ill, King does some wheeling and dealing with
their captors and secures a much-needed antibiotic. Segal is excellent as the title schem...