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Kokoda: 39th Battalion (2006)

Kokoda (original title)
PG-13 | | Action, Drama, War | 2007 (USA)
A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.

Director:

Alister Grierson
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jack Finsterer ... Jack Scholt
Travis McMahon Travis McMahon ... Darko
Simon Stone ... Max Scholt
Luke Ford ... Burke
Tom Budge ... Johnno
Steve Le Marquand ... Sam
Angus Sampson ... Dan
Christopher James Baker ... Blue (as Christopher Baker)
Ewen Leslie ... Wilstead
Ben Barrack Ben Barrack ... The Lieutenant
Shane Bourne ... The Doctor
William McInnes ... The Colonel
Darren Taylor Darren Taylor ... Soldier - Forward Position
Lucas Stibbard Lucas Stibbard ... Wounded Man
Jeffey Gunn Jeffey Gunn ... Smiling PNG Stretcher Bearer
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A bitter battle is fought between Australian and Japanese soldiers along the Kokoda trail in New Guinea during World War II.

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Genres:

Action | Drama | War

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Trivia

This movie's closing epilogue states: "The massively outnumbered Australians were eventually forced to withdraw from Isurava and fight a series of desperate rearguard actions back along the track. After three more weeks of bloodshed, the Japanese, stretched to breaking point, were forced to retreat even though they were now in sight of their goal, Port Moresby. For the first time in the Second World War the Japanese army had been stopped. Australia would not be invaded. Chiselled into the memorial at the village of Isurava are four words: - Courage - Endurance - Mateship - Sacrifice - ." See more »

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When Johnno changes Bluey's Bren gun, he takes the ammunition from the gun, and after he is almost hit by a bullet, he takes it off again. See more »

Quotes

The Doctor: We got nothing for you, got nothing for anyone.
Jack Scholt: You got any hope?
The Doctor: Where there's life, there's hope son. Courage feeds on her. You boys have been in for a beating, there's no doubt about that. No one's been looking after you, no one has even thought about you. Criminal, sending you up this place, no experience, no training, nothing. Now... now you have got to make a stand, can't budge an inch. You have got to die here. All of us. We have to.
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I wish there were more like "Kokoda"
24 April 2006 | by pootcSee all my reviews

After years of forgettable comedies, and unmeaning stories along comes something important - Kokoda. A daring, gritty, warts and all account of the harsh jungle environment our men were thrusts into as Australia's last line of defence against the Japanese Empire.

Excellently filmed and presented Kokoda delivers on most levels and despite the budget restrictions, and some shaky dialogue it overcome's all obstacles telling a personal, in your face account of brotherhood and the adversity of war, rather then a historical portrait.

This film is not for the squeamish, it has its gore but only adds to the realism of the events. The story is well rounded and never loses its grip, the performances are good too providing a solid 90 minutes of consequential drama.

Working with such a tight budget the cast and crew have done extremely well on this outing. This is the best Australian film I have seen in years, bar none. I wish we'd stop being so safe, I wish there were more Australian films like Kokoda.


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,249,162
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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