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Kokoda (2006)

PG-13 | | Action, Drama, War | 2007 (USA)
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.

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

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Action | Drama | War

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Also Known As:

Кокода  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$400,424 (Australia) (21 April 2006)
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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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After the Australians regroup after the first Japanese attack, Darko and Jack decide to find out what happened to Bluey. They both set out with rifles. However, in one of the subsequent shots Darko is clearly carrying a Bren light machine gun. In the next shot he is suddenly carrying a rifle again. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: We got nothing for you, got nothing for anyone.
Jack Scholt: You got any hope?
The Doctor: Where there's life, there's hope son. Courage feeds on her. You boys have been in for a beating, there's no doubt about that. No one's been looking after you, no one has even thought about you. Criminal, sending you up this place, no experience, no training, nothing. Now... now you have got to make a stand, can't budge an inch. You have got to die here. All of us. We have to.
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I wish there were more like "Kokoda"
24 April 2006 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

After years of forgettable comedies, and unmeaning stories along comes something important - Kokoda. A daring, gritty, warts and all account of the harsh jungle environment our men were thrusts into as Australia's last line of defence against the Japanese Empire.

Excellently filmed and presented Kokoda delivers on most levels and despite the budget restrictions, and some shaky dialogue it overcome's all obstacles telling a personal, in your face account of brotherhood and the adversity of war, rather then a historical portrait.

This film is not for the squeamish, it has its gore but only adds to the realism of the events. The story is well rounded and never loses its grip, the performances are good too providing a solid 90 minutes of consequential drama.

Working with such a tight budget the cast and crew have done extremely well on this outing. This is the best Australian film I have seen in years, bar none. I wish we'd stop being so safe, I wish there were more Australian films like Kokoda.


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