MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,550 this week

The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

 -  Action | Comedy | War  -  1 March 1979 (USA)
6.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.8/10 from 693 users  
Reviews: 21 user | 22 critic

In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (adapted from the novel by: "The Odd Angry Shot")
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 428 titles
created 10 Aug 2011
 
a list of 59 titles
created 03 Feb 2013
 
a list of 2664 titles
created 06 Jul 2013
 
a list of 25 titles
created 01 Dec 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 1 month ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

The Odd Angry Shot (1979) on IMDb 6.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Odd Angry Shot.

User Polls

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A unit of American military advisors in Vietnam prior to the major U.S. involvement find similarities between their helpless struggle against the Viet Cong and the doomed actions of a ... See full summary »

Director: Ted Post
Stars: Burt Lancaster, Craig Wasson, Jonathan Goldsmith
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A young officer, just out of West Point is sent to Vietnam, where the men don't respect him until he gets wounded and returns to be a wiser soldier and a better commander

Director: Aaron Norris
Stars: Tony Pierce, Robert F. Lyons, Michael Dudikoff
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In 1917 when the British forces are bogged down in front of the Turkish and German lines in Palestine they rely on the Australian light horse regiment to break the deadlock.

Director: Simon Wincer
Stars: Peter Phelps, Nick Waters, John Larking
The Veteran (TV Movie 2006)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.7/10 X  
Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Ally Sheedy, Bobby Hosea, Michael Ironside
The Ten Thousand Day War (TV Mini-Series 1980)
Documentary | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8.4/10 X  

A comprehensive history of the American stage of the Vietnam War.

Stars: Richard Basehart, Ellsworth Bunker, Clark Clifford
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  
Director: Tim Burstall
Stars: John Stanton, Rebecca Gilling, Ivar Kants
Malcolm (1986)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Malcolm is a chronically shy mechanical genius who has just been fired for building his own tram. He gets Frank, who has just been released from jail, to move in to help pay the bills. ... See full summary »

Director: Nadia Tass
Stars: Colin Friels, John Hargreaves, Lindy Davies
A Bright Shining Lie (TV Movie 1998)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

True story of Army man John Paul Vann, whose military success provided him the fulfillment he never found in his personal life.

Director: Terry George
Stars: Bill Paxton, Bo Eason, William L. Mansey
Drama | War | Action
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A very realistic interpretation of one of the bloodiest battles of the Vietnam War.

Director: John Irvin
Stars: Anthony Barrile, Michael Boatman, Don Cheadle
The Club (1980)
Comedy | Drama | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

Boardroom and dressing-room intrigues spill on to the field at the Australian Rules football club.

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: Jack Thompson, Graham Kennedy, Frank Wilson
Don's Party (1976)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

The movie Dons Party is about a wild house party in a suburban Australian neighbourhood. Don Henderson convinces his wife to have another party so that their friends can gather to watch the... See full summary »

Director: Bruce Beresford
Stars: John Hargreaves, Pat Bishop, Graham Kennedy
Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  
Director: Tom Jeffrey
Stars: John Waters, Wyn Roberts, Graham Rouse
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Graham Kennedy ...
Harry
John Hargreaves ...
Bung
...
Bill
...
Rogers
Graeme Blundell ...
'Dawson' / Dawson
Richard Moir ...
Medic
...
Scott
Graham Rouse ...
The Cook
John Allen ...
Lieut. Golonka
Tony Barry ...
Black Ronnie
Brandon Burke ...
Isaacs
John Fitzgerald ...
Intelligence Corporal
Mike Harris ...
Sergent Major
Johnny Garfield ...
Padre
Ray Meagher ...
Range Corporal
Edit

Storyline

A group of Australian SAS regiment soldiers are deployed to Vietnam around 1967/8 and encounter the realities of war, from the numbing boredom of camp life and long range patrols, raids and ambushes where nothing happens, to the the terror of enduring mortar barrages from an unseen enemy. Men die and are crippled in combat by firefights and booby traps, soldiers kill and capture the enemy, gather intelligence and retake ground only to cede it again whilst battling against the bureaucracy and obstinacy of the conventional military hierarchy. In the end they return to civilization, forever changed by their experiences but glad to return to the life they once knew. Written by saturn5

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Action | Comedy | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

1 March 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Durch die Hölle Vietnams  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

AUD 600,000 (estimated)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Filmed at the Australian Army's notoriously adverse Jungle Warfare Training Centre in Canungra, Queensland. During the Vietnam War, all Australian soldiers - including draftees - who were to be deployed to Vietnam went through four weeks' specialized training in Canungra. See more »

Goofs

When notice of their leave is posted, the PA mentions Newcombe and Orantes. These are two tennis players: John Newcombe of Australia and Manuel Orantes of Spain. Newcombe and Orantes only played each other once - in 1973 (which was after the Australians had withdrawn from Vietnam and long after the SAS had withdrawn - October 1971). During their careers, Newcombe won 7 grand slams, whilst Orantes won one. See more »

Quotes

[Bill has picked up a prostitute]
Prostitute: You like me?
Bill: Yeah.
Prostitute: You very big.
Bill: I bet you say that to all the heroes.
Prostitute: Come, we lie down.
Bill: No, we stand.
Prostitute: You crazy?
Bill: Probably.
See more »

Connections

Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) See more »

Soundtracks

Who Cares, Anyway
Sung by Normie Rowe
© Leeds Music Pty Ltd
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

It really was like that
25 February 2000 | by See all my reviews

This film is rarely shown, but is available on video if you hunt around. It is a minor classic and stars a young Bryan Brown and a Graham Kennedy before his crow imitating newsreader days.

Whether it portrays the SAS realistically is a moot point, but this was the Australian SAS in the late sixties/early seventies and reference to Australian Books such as the "Phantoms of the Jungle", suggest that the Swanbourne troops went through Vietnam in the way portrayed.

The film is worth watching not for the overdone anti-war message but the black humour and jokes. The presentation of the shoebox contraption to the pardre is worth watching in itself.


9 of 10 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
DVD galneau
Top Film maltesethreat
Great Movie Bradley-drake
National Servicemen in the SAS pgarrone
Superb... Adams5905
Australian submarine film Vingman
Discuss The Odd Angry Shot (1979) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?