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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:
A "Must See" Vietnam war movie 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)
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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 (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
 
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:
During production filming, this movie attracted a lot of media coverage due to the presence of Australian television star Graham Kennedy and the fact that in 1978, the Vietnam War was still a topic of current and sensitive public interest.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: 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:
Rogers:Welcome to Patrol 2-2, specialists in arson, murder and drinking!See more »
Movie Connections:
Featured in 40,000 Years of Dreaming (1997) (TV)See more »
Soundtrack:
Leaving on a Jet PlaneSee more »

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18 out of 18 people found the following review useful.
A "Must See" Vietnam war movie, 2 January 2005
Author: lone-ranger from United Kingdom

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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