When a cease-fire temporarily halts the Korean war action, Private Endore (John Saxon) can't put down his rifle. He continues to make one-man raids behind enemy lines at night. When he takes along a young Korean refugee to personally witness the mayhem, Private Roy Loomis (Robert Redford) attempts to save the boy and stop the murderous and obviously insane Endore. This film marks the big-screen debut of Robert Redford. Sydney Pollack, who would collaborate with Redford on future film projects, plays the role of Sergeant Van Horn.