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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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Jack Scholt
Travis McMahon ...
Darko
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Max Scholt
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Burke
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Wilstead
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The Lieutenant
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William McInnes ...
The Colonel
Darren Taylor ...
Soldier - Forward Position
Lucas Stibbard ...
Wounded Man
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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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$400,424 (Australia) (21 April 2006)

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$2,050,428 (Australia) (19 May 2006)
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William McInnes did this movie for free. His part only required him to be on set for a day. In his own words he says: "I suppose in a minor way, doing this part is like tipping my hat to my father's generation. It's only a day's work and I decide to donate my fee to Legacy. So at least someone will get something out of it." See more »

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When Johnno changes Bluey's Bren gun, he takes the ammunition from the gun, and after he is almost hit by a bullet, he takes it off again. See more »

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The Colonel: The brigadier wants you to know, your gallantry, your courage, your fortitude, are an inspiration. And I want you to know, that you are some of the finest soldiers I have ever seen. You have seen things in this place no man should witness... some of these things you must forget. For history will remember you. And in the years to come, others will wish that they had your conviction. Remember, remember that glory is not the exultation of war, but the exultation of man, man's nobility made ...
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iconic point of Australian history
23 April 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

In the mountainous terrain of New Guinea, is the Kokoda trail. A small band of improperly trained and ill equipped soldiers have to keep the advancing Japanese troops, threatening to over take Australia. The Japanese outnumber them one hundred to one; though this isn't their only threat; disease and injured soldiers are dropping like flies, holding out till the back up forces arrive.

Kokoda is a vividly created film on Australia's last stand against the Japanese army. Not covering all of war in New Guinea, we are only shown a small part, focusing in the fight of this small band of soldiers. Director Alister Grierson draws out the gritty detail of the land; the mud and rain in the claustrophobic rain forest. The are scenes of great intensity that play out like a horror film, mixed with some beautiful cinematography by Jules O'Loughlin.

Iconic part of Australian history aside, Kokoda isn't that great of a war film. Though struck with budget restraints, the problem lies within the script. The first acts seems omitted, plunging us right into action, there's not a lot of setup. The Characters aren't fleshed out, we don't know who these people are, making it hard to make an emotional connection; even though your placed right in the horror with them.

In a great performance, Jack Finsterer is amazing as Jack, leader of the small band of soldiers. Equally great is Travis McMahon as the hot-headed Darko. The rest of the cast doesn't compare to Jack and Travis, with cameos from Shane Bourne and William McInnes.

While Kokoda is not a epic war film, for which it should have been, Kokoda is a wonderful experience, paying homage to our war heroes.


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