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The Legend of Ben Hall (2016)

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Ben Hall is drawn back into bushranging by the reappearance of his old friend John Gilbert. Reforming the gang, they soon become the most wanted men in Australian history.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Biddy Hall
Adam Willson ...
Mick Coneley
Mary Ann Coneley
Daniel Ryan
Edward Morriss
Sub-Inspector Davidson
Gregory Quinn ...
Angus Pilakui ...
Billy Dargin
Old Man Gordon
Zane Ciarma ...
Henry Hall
Christina McKinnon
Peggy Monks


After two years on the road, bushranger Ben Hall considers surrendering to the law when his old friend John Gilbert entices him back into the game. Taking on a fresh recruit John Dunn, the gang ride again, before long becoming the most wanted men in the British Empire. When they are declared outlaw, the three decide to flee the colony forever. As Ben Hall seeks to make peace with his tortured past, the their trusted friend becomes a police informant. They set a cunning trap for the outlaws, and on the cold morning of May 5th 1865, Ben Hall emerges alone from his camp... and walks into legend forever. Written by Matthew Holmes

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Release Date:

1 December 2016 (Australia)  »

Also Known As:

Die Legende des Ben Hall  »

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ben Hall carries a Tranter revolver. The Tranter revolver was an English 'cap and ball' revolver invented around 1856 by William Tranter. Tranter revolvers were regarded as reliable and functional, and were extensively used by Confederate forces during the American Civil War. See more »


Referenced in Stand and Deliver: Making the Legend of Ben Hall (2017) See more »


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I will be going to see it again
5 December 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

First of all I give this 10 because a. I don't usually pay to go and see Australian films especially when its showing 45 minutes from where I live and b.it has to be one of the best pieces of Australian film with some of the most amazing scenery that I have ever watched (and there have been many I have cringed at). Well done to the directors, producers and the actors and actresses. They depicted perfectly what I imagine life in those times would have resembled and I am so glad that eventually it was all they hoped it would be. Though I sympathise with families of the victims of the bush-ranging gangs I could not help but shed a tear for Ben and John Gilbert and John Dunn. It is so real to me. From my earliest days I recall my father and his mother telling me about my "Uncle Johnny" and never in mine or their wildest dreams would they have thought I would be (what I consider lucky enough) going to see a movie depicting his short life (Though I really hope he did not have a voice or laugh quite like Koffa's & I'd probably minus .5 for that) However I will be going to see it again and judging by the attendance in the cinema I'm sure I wont be the only one.

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