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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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Cast

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

John Jarratt ... Bill

Bryan Brown ... Rogers
Graeme Blundell ... 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)
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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
 
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
 
Stunts
Grant Page .... stunt performer
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 matcher
John Mandelberg .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Ashley Irwin .... orchestrator (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Su Armstrong .... production coordinator
Kevin Brooks .... title designer
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)

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Trivia:
Reportedly, and famously, the Australian military forces who command the Canungra Army Land Warfare Center in south-east Queensland, Australia unprecedentedly and wholeheartedly gave their support to this movie to film there whilst previously and only recently, they had turned down the Apocalypse Now (1979) production from filming at the very same Canungra military region location.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)See more »
Soundtrack:
Who Cares, AnywaySee more »

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12 out of 12 people found the following review useful.
The Odd Angry Shot, 15 January 2006
Author: dpread from Australia

This is one of my all time favourite films. It is starting to show its age, but only a little.

This was one of the first films to come out detailing the soldiers experiences of Vietnam. It was filmed in 1979 when many of the scars of Vietnam were still fresh and well before the word Vietnam became popular with society again.

Its not a story of heroics or fighting against the odds, its simply an Australian story of mateship. The humour and language is uniquely Australian so it may be a little unfathomable to our overseas friends at times :) Basically its the story of a 12 month tour of duty by a small team of SAS personnel. Unlike regular Australian troops or US Troops, the SAS would deploy deep into the jungle for weeks at a time in small teams of 4 or 5. Alone and cutoff, they were he eyes and ears of the Australian Task Force in the Phouc Tuy province. It took a special kind of man to operate in an environment like that.

The movie shows the interaction, the good natured bantering and jibes between them and above all the deep unspoken bond between them all.

Its not a traditional war movie, so don't go expecting heroic bayonet charges, or savage last stands etc Don't go looking for historical battles and events.

Just appreciate it for what it is, a story about a few blokes, a few beers, a few laughs and a few tears.

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