In the gathering dusk of 18 August 1966, 108 young, inexperienced Australian and NZ soldiers are separated and surrounded, fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming force of ... See full summary »


1 win & 1 nomination. See more awards »


Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Game of Aces (2016)
Action | Adventure | War

A rescue attempt of a German traitor during World War I has unexpected consequences and sets off an adventure across the Arabian desert.

Director: Damien Lay
Stars: Chris Klein, Victoria Summer, Werner Daehn
Semi Colin (2012)
Documentary | Biography | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

Challenging all notions of genre, Semi Colin is a living, breathing art installation. Part performance, part art, part social comment, Colin philosophizes on his life's obsessive work as an erotic artist.

Director: Damien Lay
Stars: Colin Murray
Dagon (2016)
Director: Damien Lay
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

When a dysfunctional group of unpublished writers accept Hannah into their fold, the last thing they expect is her overnight success. Can these lovable misfits achieve their artistic dreams and avoid killing one another in the process?

Director: Ellie Kanner
Stars: Kaley Cuoco, Jonathan Banks, Chris Klein
Canopy (2013)
Adventure | Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Wartime, 1942. Singapore. An Australian fighter pilot shot down in combat awakens suspended in the treetops. As night devours day, he must navigate through dangerous jungle in search of ... See full summary »

Director: Aaron Wilson
Stars: Khan Chittenden, Morning Tzu-Yi Mo, Robert Menzies
Comedy | Sport

The plot is unknown at this time.

Director: Jay Baruchel
Stars: T.J. Miller, Elisha Cuthbert, Liev Schreiber


Credited cast:
Narrator (voice)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Kristopher Bos ...
Australian Soldier #2
American Fighter Pilot Radio Communications
Matthew Wollaston ...
Australian Soldier


In the gathering dusk of 18 August 1966, 108 young, inexperienced Australian and NZ soldiers are separated and surrounded, fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming force of 2,500 battle-hardened Viet Cong and North Vietnamese soldiers. And, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, with their ammunition running out and another Vietnamese battalion massing for the final assault, the digger's situation seemed hopeless. Long Tan is the true story of ordinary boys who became extraordinary men. Written by Martin Walsh

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

vietnam | See All (1) »





Release Date:

16 August 2006 (Australia)  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


AUD 900,000 (estimated)

Company Credits

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs


See  »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

A well done documentary and tribute to the soldiers' courage
30 June 2014 | by (Las Vegas) – See all my reviews

I am an American Vietnam veteran (1st Air Cavalry, 1967-68), and was aware of the Australian involvement in the Vietnam conflict, but this was the first movie I knew of that related their experience.

The movie is a well made, proper documentary, relating the events of the battle by the people who lived it. The story was riveting, not for its special effects, big name stars, or CGI, but due to the stories of the men who were there, the simple, factual script, and the tone established by narrator Sam Worthington, who told the story accurately, and in gripping detail.

In its own way, the Battle of Long Tam parallels the American Battle of the Chu Pong Massif/LZ Xray a little less than an year earlier, in that a relatively small force engages what turns out to be an NVA battalion size force. While the Hollywood production of that battle (We Were Soldiers Once) was certainly exciting and star studded(Mel Gibson as Col.Hal Moore) and its special effects captured the horror of battle, the people who fought that conflict tended to get lost in the production values. In The Battle of Long Tam, the stories of the men shone like stars in the night.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Ever coming to DVD? -nt thezaij
Discuss The Battle of Long Tan (2006) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for: