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Danger Close (2019)

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (original title)
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In August 1966, in a Vietnamese rubber plantation called Long Tan, 108 young and inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives against 2500 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers.

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Kriv Stenders

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Stuart Beattie (screenplay by), James Nicholas (screenplay by) | 3 more credits »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Travis Fimmel ... Major Harry Smith
Richard Roxburgh ... Brigadier David Jackson
Luke Bracey ... Sergeant Bob Buick
Daniel Webber ... Private Paul Large
Nicholas Hamilton ... Private Noel Grimes
Uli Latukefu ... Bombardier Ray Ngatai
Matt Doran ... Major Noel Ford
Alexander England ... Warrant Officer Class 2 Jack Kirby
Myles Pollard ... Flight Lieutenant Frank Riley
Stephen Peacocke ... Second Lieutenant Adrian Roberts
Aaron Glenane ... Captain Morrie Stanley
Anthony Hayes ... Lieutenant Colonel Colin Townsend
Mojean Aria ... Second Lieutenant Gordon Sharp
Emmy Dougall ... Little Pattie
Ben Esler ... Gunner Ken Deacon
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Storyline

South Vietnam, late afternoon on August 18, 1966 - for three and a half hours, in the pouring rain, amid the mud and shattered trees of a rubber plantation called Long Tan, Major Harry Smith and his dispersed company of 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives, holding off an overwhelming enemy force of 2,500 battle hardened Main Force Viet Cong and North Vietnamese Army soldiers. With their ammunition running out, their casualties mounting and the enemy massing for a final assault each man begins to search for his own answer - and the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage. The Battle of Long Tan is one of the most savage and decisive engagements in ANZAC history, earning both the United States and South Vietnamese Presidential Unit Citations for gallantry along with many individual awards. But not before 18 Australians and more than 245 Vietnamese are killed. Written by Martin Walsh

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Never Accept Defeat See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for sequences of war violence, and language throughout | See all certifications »

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2019 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD35,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,078,370
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Trivia

The term, "Roger that", is an Americanism, originally from CB radio culture, and often used in military movies. However, it would never be said (or permitted, by any NCO or Officer within earshot) in the Australian Army. "Roger" is the only accepted proword. Similarly, the phrase, "I repeat", when repeating some for clarity over the radio telephone (RATEL), is not permitted. Instead the operator would use, "I say again...". This is because "repeat" is a proword used when directing artillery or naval fire (e.g "request for the same volume of fire to be fired again with or without corrections or changes") See more »

Goofs

The APCs in the film are clearly modern M113AS4s not the M113A1s of the era which is historically inaccurate. See more »

Quotes

Major Harry Smith: There's a thousand ways to die in a war zone.
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Crazy Credits

Many military veterans were involved in the production of this film, both as actors, extras or film crew. They are named and acknowledged in the final credits for their military service in addition to their film roles. See more »

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Featured in Weekend Sunrise: Episode dated 18 August 2019 (2019) See more »

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Iconic Australian Movie
16 June 2019 | by adamer-74973See all my reviews

I watched this movie at the Sydney Film Festival ahead of its official release. Thank you to everyone involved in making this movie. It is important that Australian stories such as this are told. The Australian values of mateship and the larrikin spirit are at the centre of this true story. If you identify as being an Australian, you need to go and see this movie when it comes to cinemas in August. I'll be going to see it again when it is officially released. It is one of those movies which leaves you thinking about it well after leaving the cinema. 10 out of 10.


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