This 10-part TV mini-series follows an Australian family affected by the Vietnam war. Nicole Kidman plays a young woman who becomes an anti-war activist, when she sees what is happening in ... See full summary »
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Series cast summary:
Barry Otto ...  Douglas Goddard 10 episodes, 1987
Nicole Kidman ...  Megan Goddard 10 episodes, 1987
Nicholas Eadie Nicholas Eadie ...  Phil Goddard 10 episodes, 1987
Veronica Lang Veronica Lang ...  Evelyn Goddard 10 episodes, 1987
John Polson ...  Serge 10 episodes, 1987
Grace Parr Grace Parr ...  Le 10 episodes, 1987
Mark Lee ...  Laurie Fellows 10 episodes, 1987
Pauline Chan ...  Lien 10 episodes, 1987
Alyssa-Jane Cook Alyssa-Jane Cook ...  Deb 7 episodes, 1987
Celia De Burgh Celia De Burgh ...  Monica Montgomery 6 episodes, 1987
Tom Appleton Tom Appleton ...  Ferret 5 episodes, 1987
John De Ville John De Ville ...  Malcolm Fraser 5 episodes, 1987
Francesca Raft Francesca Raft ...  Ros 5 episodes, 1987
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This 10-part TV mini-series follows an Australian family affected by the Vietnam war. Nicole Kidman plays a young woman who becomes an anti-war activist, when she sees what is happening in Vietnam after the Australians got involved. Set in the 1960s through to the early 1970s, the series shows the shifting attitude of Australians towards the war and the lack of humanity towards the Vietnamese.

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Australia

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English | Vietnamese

Release Date:

23 February 1987 (Australia) See more »

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Vietnam See more »

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New South Wales, Australia See more »

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(10 episodes)

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Mono

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1.78 : 1
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A realistic view of the war
7 March 2011 | by davo-995-77980See all my reviews

It's 2.30am and I've just finished watching this again. I was an Australian "grunt" with the 3rd Battalion in Vietnam 1971 and although most of the war was boredom, this is without doubt the most realistic portrayal of the Australian side of the war that you will see. Admittedly, it's the entire 10 year war condensed into one persons life, but if you try to imagine yourself in the shoes of a young 20 year old, you may get a glimpse of what it was like. The politics, clothes, civvy life, emotions, conscription, protests and the war were very accurate. This isn't your usual gung-ho macho shoot'em up Hollywood Rambo movie. It's about as close as you'll get to what it was like during the war. The most amusing part is the fact that Nicole Kidman wasn't even born when we were fighting the war! Yes - it is slow in parts, but this movie isn't about macho heroes. It's about simple 20 year olds like me who never wanted to hurt anyone, but were sent to a place where there were virtually no rules. We were dropped by chopper into a jungle and we could kill anyone who wasn't one of us - no questions asked. If you want to see the real thing, then this is the one to watch - NOT Rambo!!


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