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Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.

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Mark Lee ...
Bill Kerr ...
Harold Hopkins ...
Charles Lathalu Yunipingu ...
Zac (as Charles Yunupingu)
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Ron Graham ...
Gerda Nicolson ...
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Tim McKenzie ...
David Argue ...
Snowy
Brian Anderson ...
Railway Foreman
Reg Evans ...
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Dane Peterson ...
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Storyline

The story of a group of young Australian men who leave their various backgrounds behind and sign up to join the ANZACs in World War I. They are sent to Gallipoli, where they encounter the resolute Turkish army whose ally Germany had organized the defenses along the peninsula, Kemal Ataturk comes to the fore during this campaign. Written by Murray Chapman <muzzle@cs.uq.oz.au>

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horse | gallipoli | peninsula | anzac | turk | See more »

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28 August 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Galipolje  »

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AUD 2,600,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The disastrous charge at The Nek that took place on August 7, 1915 was actually authorized by an Australian officer, not a British one, as depicted in the film. This is a decision that Peter Weir now regrets as he acknowledges that the British made just as valiant a contribution to the campaign as the Australians did. See more »

Goofs

When the young Australians ride the donkeys past the two British officers under the archway, in the first shot, looking behind the officers, there are three of them. In the next shot, looking to the front of the officers as they ride past, there are suddenly four on donkeys. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jack: What are your legs?
Archy Hamilton: Springs. Steel springs.
Jack: What are they going to do?
Archy Hamilton: Hurl me down the track.
Jack: How fast can you run?
Archy Hamilton: As fast as a leopard.
Jack: How fast are you going to run?
Archy Hamilton: As fast as a leopard!
Jack: Then let's see you do it!
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Soundtracks

ADAGIO IN G MINOR FOR STRINGS & ORGAN
Composed by Tomaso Albinoni
Performed by Orchestre de Chambre Jean-François Paillard
R.C.A. Records
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Why "War on Terror" is an impossible contradiction
19 January 2004 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

A lesson still sadly unlearned by today's great "Empire" - this film builds perfectly to show that war IS terror. In 1915, as today, it is not the ruling elites that ultimately face that terror, but everyday people full of precious dreams and yet-to-be-fulfilled promise. "Gallipoli" follows the adventure of two Australian mates fighting for the British Empire in a badly-managed attack in Turkey during WW1. The deckchairs have been somewhat rearranged these days, but the message is as relevant, as chilling and as powerful as ever. A true classic.


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