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Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan (2019)

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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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Credited cast:
Travis Fimmel ... Major Harry Smith
Luke Bracey ... Sergeant Bob Buick
Richard Roxburgh ... Brigadier David Jackson
Daniel Webber ... Private Paul Large
Nicholas Hamilton ... Private Noel Grimes
Matt Doran ... Major Noel Ford
Stephen Peacocke ... Second Lieutenant Adrian Roberts
Emmy Dougall ... Little Pattie
Alexander England ... Warrant Officer Class 2 Jack Kirby
Myles Pollard ... Flight Lieutenant Frank Riley
Uli Latukefu ... Bombardier Ray Ngatai
Anthony Hayes ... Lieutenant Colonel Colin Townsend
Lincoln Lewis ... Private Kevin Graham
Travis Jeffery ... Second Lieutenant Geoff Kendal
Aaron Glenane ... Captain Morrie Stanley
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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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Outnumbered. Outgunned. Never out of courage. See more »

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Action | Drama | War

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Australia

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English

Release Date:

8 August 2019 (Australia) See more »

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Long Tan See more »

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AUD 35,000,000 (estimated)
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Producer Martin Walsh previously made the documentary film The Battle of Long Tan (2006), narrated by executive producer Sam Worthington. See more »

Crazy Credits

Part way through the final credits, after showing the actors and pictures of their real life counterparts and some of the principal credits, acknowledgment of the 6RAR's Presidential Unit Citation from the USA made in 1968 but that Australia took 45 years to acknowledge the soldiers who fought in a similar way.

This is followed by an Honour Roll of the Australian Soldiers killed during this battle. See more »

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One out of the box
4 August 2019 | by dickmcd52See all my reviews

Just came home from watching Danger Close and this is one of the best and most authentic war movies I have ever seen. Danger Close had everything a war movie must have but most of all it was its authenticity almost nothing was exaggerated as having a family friend who died at Long Tan I have researched the battle extensively including the military politics that was associated with the battle and the reason the deeds of the soldiers involved were not presented to the public for decades. The script, the filming and the presented tension of the battle made this one right up there with Saving Private Ryan. Don't miss it it's a gem.


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