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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 »
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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  (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
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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92 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Norway:16 | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:15 (video rating) (1994) (2008) | West Germany:Not Rated

Did You Know?

Graham Kennedy took six weeks absence-with-leave from his Australian TV game-show "Blankety Blanks" (1977) so he could appear in this film. After the movie was shot, Kennedy returned to Sydney, Australia whereupon he recorded more episodes of the game-show a week than usual, nine, so as to catch-up for the lost time.See more »
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 »
Bung:Ah, do I detect the unmistakable tang of ye olde Tiger?
Harry:Bung, you could sniff out a can of beer from half a mile away.
Bung:Just one of my many talents.
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Movie Connections:
Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) (TV)See more »
Leaving on a Jet PlaneSee more »


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12 out of 13 people found the following review useful.
A great film, 20 December 2001
Author: chrisvh98

I first saw this film on tv It captures for me the feeling of Vietnam soldiers who dont want to be in a war dont know what the war is even about.

It took me years of seaching till I found a copy on VHS which think is nearly worn out. Thought provoking sad and funny the great line "Bugger all" whilst seaching the temple is totally unforgettable to me.

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