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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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Cast

Credited cast:
Nicholas Hamilton ... Private Noel Grimes
Travis Fimmel ... Major Harry Smith
Luke Bracey ... Sergeant Bob Buick
Richard Roxburgh ... Brigadier David Jackson
Daniel Webber ... Private Paul Large
Matt Doran ... Major Noel Ford
Alexander England ... Warrant Officer Class 2 Jack Kirby
Stephen Peacocke ... Second Lieutenant Adrian Roberts
Uli Latukefu ... Bombardier Ray Ngatai
Myles Pollard ... Flight Lieutenant Frank Riley
Lincoln Lewis ... Private Kevin Graham
Anthony Hayes ... Lieutenant Colonel Colin Townsend
Mojean Aria ... Second Lieutenant Gordon Sharp
Sam Cotton ... Corporal Phil 'Doc' Dobson
Aaron L. McGrath ... Private Brian Hornung
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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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Country:

Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 August 2019 (Australia) See more »

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Long Tan See more »

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Budget:

AUD35,000,000 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,017,518
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Australian Company Commanders, CSMs, Platoon Commanders, Platoon Sergeants and scouts all carried Colt AR15. Signallers, section commanders carried Owen machine carbine. There was an M60 per rifle section. Everyone else had L1A1 SLR. The weapons in the film are correct. See more »

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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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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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