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Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)
"Kokoda" (original title)

 -  Action | Drama | War  -  2007 (USA)
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A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Finsterer ...
Jack Scholt
Travis McMahon ...
Darko
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Max Scholt
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Burke
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Johnno
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Sam
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Dan
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Blue (as Christopher Baker)
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Wilstead
Ben Barrack ...
The Lieutenant
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The Doctor
William McInnes ...
The Colonel
Darren Taylor ...
Soldier - Forward Position
Lucas Stibbard ...
Wounded Man
Jeffey Gunn ...
Smiling PNG Stretcher Bearer
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A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Mates Became Heroes. The Track Became Legend. See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Kokoda - Das 39. Bataillon  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$400,424 (Australia) (21 April 2006)

Gross:

$2,050,428 (Australia) (19 May 2006)
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Trivia

This movie's closing epilogue states: "The massively outnumbered Australians were eventually forced to withdraw from Isurava and fight a series of desperate rearguard actions back along the [Kokoda] track. After three more weeks of bloodshed, the Japanese, stretched to breaking point, were forced to retreat even though they were now in sight of their goal, Port Moresby [the capital of Papua New Guinea]. For the first time in the Second World War the Japanese army had been stopped. Australia would not be invaded. Chiselled into the memorial at the village of Isurava are four words: - Courage - Endurance - Mateship - Sacrifice - " See more »

Goofs

When Darko and Jack are creeping through the bush, you can see a figure run past in the distant background. The director admitted in the commentary that the figure was his safety officer running for the toilet. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Dan: Suppose it'd be inappropriate to ask for leave on the grounds of compassion at this late juncture?
Sam: What grounds would they be then?
Dan: On the grounds that I don't wanna get me head blown off.
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Great Aussie movie
29 April 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

This movie is a real eye-opener. It gives a good 1st person perspective of what it would have been like to struggle with disease, not much food, hard ground to move forward on and a strong enemy. (outnumber Aussies 10-1) Throughout the film there are great camera angles and cinematography. Even though most of the actors are basically unknown, they do a superb job of acting. Some scenes are quite graphic, so people who are not used to seeing blood spurting, probably shouldn't see this. In Australia this movie in M15+, but for Americans who are wondering what rating it will be, R is probably a good estimate. All in All a good movie, 7.3 out of ten.


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