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Director:
Writers:
Tom Jeffrey (screenplay)
William L. Nagle (adapted from the novel by: "The Odd Angry Shot")
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Release Date:
1 March 1979 (USA) See more »
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Plot:
In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
One of the most realistic war films made. A favorite in my old unit. See more (21 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Graham Kennedy ... Harry
John Hargreaves ... Bung

John Jarratt ... Bill

Bryan Brown ... Rogers
Graeme Blundell ... 'Dawson' / Dawson
Richard Moir ... Medic

Ian Gilmour ... 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
Frankie J. Holden ... Spotted Soldier
Roger Newcombe ... Lieut. Clifford
Brian Evis ... Mayberry
Rose Ricketts ... Nurse
Chuck McKinney ... 1st Marine
Freddie Paris ... 2nd Marine
Sharon Higgins ... Bill's Girl
Joy Westmore ... Bill's Mum
Brian Wenzel ... Bill's Dad
Brian Anderson ... Barman
Sarah Lee ... Bar Girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tim Burns ... Guest at Party (uncredited)

Max Cullen ... Warrant Officer (uncredited)
Tim Page ... P.O. Corporal (uncredited)

Directed by
Tom Jeffrey 
 
Writing credits
Tom Jeffrey (screenplay)

William L. Nagle (adapted from the novel by: "The Odd Angry Shot") (as William Nagle)

Produced by
Tom Jeffrey .... producer
Sue Milliken .... producer
 
Original Music by
Michael Carlos 
 
Cinematography by
Donald McAlpine (director of photography) (as Don McAlpine)
 
Film Editing by
Brian Kavanagh 
 
Production Design by
Bernard Hides 
 
Set Decoration by
Bill Malcolm 
 
Costume Design by
Anna Senior 
 
Makeup Department
Deryck De Niese .... makeup creator
 
Production Management
Sue Milliken .... production manager
Ralph Storey .... unit manager (as Ralph Story)
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Steve E. Andrews .... second assistant director (as Steve Andrews)
Tony Bowman .... second assistant director
Mark Egerton .... first assistant director
Buddy Joe Hooker .... second unit director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Bruce Barber .... property master
Caroline Duffy .... assistant art director
Bill Howe .... construction manager
Clark Munro .... stand-by props
 
Sound Department
Don Connolly .... sound recordist
Peter Fenton .... mixer
Dean Gawen .... sound editor
Shirley Kennard .... assistant sound editor
Paul Maxwell .... sound editor
Ted Otton .... assistant sound editor (as Ted Ötton)
Joe Spinelli .... boom
Phil Judd .... sound effects recordist (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Brett Nolen .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Roger Cowland .... visual effects
 
Stunts
Grant Page .... stunts performed by
Buddy Joe Hooker .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
David Burr .... focus puller
Rod Hinds .... clapper/loader
Grahame Litchfield .... assistant grip (as Graham Litchfield)
Graeme Mardell .... key grip (as Graham Mardell)
Peter Moloney .... electrics
John Seale .... camera operator
David Williamson .... stills
Rob Young .... gaffer (as Robbie Young)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Graham Purcell .... stand-by wardrobe
 
Editorial Department
Margaret Cardin .... negative matching
John Mandelberg .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ashley Irwin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Su Armstrong .... production coordinator
Kevin Brooks .... title design
Carolynne Cunningham .... producer's secretary
John Faithful .... location catering (as John Faithfull)
Treisha Ghent .... production accountant
Bill Gooley .... laboratory liaison
Buddy Joe Hooker .... special fight adviser
Caroline Stanton .... continuity
Geoff Tanner .... unit runner
 

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Runtime:
92 min
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Color (Eastmancolor)
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Certification:
Australia:M | Norway:16 | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1994) (2008)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Reportedly, no location resembling a Vietnamese street nor a Buddhist temple existed in Australia so these two set-pieces in the movie required sets of them to be constructed.See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: In the final scene of the film, when Harry and Bill have flown home to Australia they sit in a bar and have a beer. Through the window the Sydney skyline can clearly be seen in the distance. However, the Australian SAS are based in Perth, not Sydney and it would have been to Perth that they would have been flown home to.See more »
Quotes:
Rogers:Hey Harry, we'll stir up the indigenous population when we get there, eh?
Harry:Remember what the man said Rogers. You are the Special Air Service, you are visitors to South Vietnam.
Scott:Better it's over there and not here.
Medic:What do ya mean?
Scott:That we're visitors.
Dawson:Yeah, I can just see my mums face now if old missus Wilson from next door came over for a bit of a natter and sprayed up the place with a seven-point-six-two tracer.
Harry:Scare the Christ out of your flying ducks, wouldn't it?
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Who Cares, AnywaySee more »

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33 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
One of the most realistic war films made. A favorite in my old unit., 17 October 1999
Author: Brendan3 from New York City

A few Australians have already written on this site praising the film for its portrayal of the Australian SAS in Vietnam and commented at length about the scope of the film. I would like to comment about the accurate way the military operations are portrayed. I served in the US Army in the 101st Airborne Division's elite LRSD (Long Range Surveillance Detatchment)where this film was one of our favorites. It was, and still is, the only film we had ever seen that realisticly showed what long range recon patrols are like; slow, concealed, quiet, and sometimes fruitless small team patrols made up of professional soldiers. We were also impressed that the film showed the part of all patrols that movies never show, the planning phase where the operation order is given and reviewed, mission essential equipment is meted out, maps are studied, radio frequencies and callsigns are memorized, and all questions are asked. The film shows the unglamorous and sometimes dull side of special warfare, but is still a must for anyone interested in special operations units that wants to see what it's all about.

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