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Beneath Hill 60 (2010)

R  |   |  Drama, History, War  |  15 April 2010 (Australia)
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In 1916, the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company is tunneling beneath German fortifications and bunkers to detonate massive explosive charges.

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Oliver Woodward
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Jim Sneddon
Alex Thompson ...
Walter Sneddon
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Frank Tiffin
Duncan Young ...
Tom Dwyer
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Bill Fraser
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Norman Morris
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Percy Marsden
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Martin Thomas ...
Ginger O'Donnell
Oliver Leimbach ...
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William McBride
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Lt. Robert Clayton
Fletcher Illidge ...
Colin Waddell
Morgan Illidge ...
Gordon Waddell
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The extraordinary true story of Oliver Woodward. It's 1916 and Woodward must tear himself from his new young love to go to the mud and carnage of the Western Front. Deep beneath the German lines. Woodward and his secret platoon of Australian tunnelers fight to defend a leaking, labyrinthine tunnel system packed with enough high explosives to change the course of the War. Written by David Roach

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Rated R for some war and violence and language | See all certifications »
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Beneath Hill 60  »

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$9,000,000 (estimated)
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Trivia

At the church scene, all the soldiers are wearing service medals for the Great War (British War Medal and Victory Medal). Woodward and McBride are also wearing gallantry decorations of the Military Cross (purple and white riband). Sergeant Fraser is also wearing a Distinguished Conduct Medal (this is regarded as the level below the highest medal for gallantry, the Victoria Cross). One soldier is wearing a 1914-15 Star, indicating a longer period of service. See more »

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The scene where Jim Sneddon is buried by his mates, the grave site, the soil from it, as well as the entire surrounding area, is completely dry despite the depiction of consistent drenching rain for days on end. See more »

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An excellent Australian-made war movie
19 April 2010 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

My husband and I saw this movie yesterday and I have to say the acting was brilliant.

This is a very good war movie, showing comradeship, caring for your fellow man, and depicts what a serviceman in war would go through. So it was very hard to understand why civilians were involved, and young ones at that.

It was very graphic, to the point where I felt a need to look away at times. Australia has done us proud. It is definitely not a pretty movie and quite dark, but then again war isn't pretty. I would say definitely go and see it.


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