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Gallipoli (1981)

PG  |   |  Adventure, Drama, History  |  28 August 1981 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
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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Jack Giddy ...
Athletics Official 2
Dane Peterson ...
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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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28 August 1981 (USA)  »

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Galipolje  »

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AUD 2,600,000 (estimated)
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Carries the disclaimer: "Although based on events which took place on the Gallipoli Peninsula in 1915, the characters portrayed in this film are entirely fictitious." See more »

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In the movie it is stated that a person had to be 21 years old to enlist. According to the Australian War Memorial website for enlistment, in 1914 the age requirements were 18-35 years old, and in 1915 the age requirements were 18-45 years old. 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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THE PEARL FISHERS
Music by Georges Bizet
Performed by Leopold Simoneau and Rene Bianco
Polygram Records
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26 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I taught HS history and used very few commercial movies in teaching...the exceptions included GALLIPOLI and PATHS OF GLORY and the newer remake of ALL QUIET. I've never watched a film that builds plot, mood and theme any better than Gallipoli. While there are many light-hearted and humorous forays which add to character development, the ongoing drum-beat of the film is war, war, war--attack, attack, attack. I can't imagine any better musical score or musical editing:the juxtaposition of elegant Strauss waltzes the night before debarkation with the funereal Adagio as the troops cross the water is genius. I'm surprised that we haven't seen more of Marc Lee-the idealistic Archie. He does a wonderful job along with a VERY young Mel Gibson. When I showed the movie to my classes I was careful to watch THE STUDENTS as the final scenes arrived rather than the film. Now THAT was telling! I absolutely commend this film to all! (ADDED)BTW...Brits---try not to take the criticism of the military operation as criticism of YOU...I think the entire film was meant to be an indictment of war as an instrument of national policy. Your very own John Keegan observed that once wars begin, they have a way of creating their own momentum and justification. It's for this reason that Herodotus said that "all wars are popular in their inception". The film, as I viewed it, was about the futility of war, the fixation of military commanders to fix the "previous war" and the price we pay for stupidity. The lesson should not be lost on the US in Iraq either.


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