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The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

 |  Action, Comedy, War  |  1 March 1979 (USA)
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In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Graham Kennedy ...
Harry
John Hargreaves ...
Bung
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Bill
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Rogers
Graeme Blundell ...
'Dawson' / Dawson
Richard Moir ...
Medic
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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
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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

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1 March 1979 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Durch die Hölle Vietnams  »

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AUD 600,000 (estimated)
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Third and final feature film to date directed by director Tom Jeffrey. His first two pictures as director were The Removalists (1975) and Weekend of Shadows (1978). 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 Newcombe and Orantes only played each other once - in 1973 (which was after the Australians had withdrawn from Vietnam and long after the SAS had withdrawn - October 1971).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: [trying to drink a can of beer] I can't find the hole.
Harry: You could if it had hair 'round it.
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Who Cares, Anyway
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A "Must See" Vietnam war movie
2 January 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have seen this film 2-3 times and it haunts me still. Absolutely one of THE best Vietnam war films. It stands (in my humble opinion) right at the top of the tree above "Full Metal Jacket" and "Platoon". The attention to detail, the painstaking portrayal of military ops (endless preparation and all...), the loooooong periods of boredom interspersed with the short, frantic, terrifying engagements with the enemy... Perhaps most tellingly, the grim gallows humour of the men right at the sharp end, the men actually doing the job who in the midst of all the horror, manage to ease the stress by finding the funny side of it all. A film you don't see shown that often. If you get the chance, see it. I guarantee you will not forget it.


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