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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.

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Alister Grierson
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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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Mates Became Heroes. The Track Became Legend. See more »

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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 [Kokoda] 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 [the capital of Papua New Guinea]. 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 »

Goofs

After the Australians regroup after the first Japanese attack, Darko and Jack decide to find out what happened to Bluey. They both set out with rifles. However, in one of the subsequent shots Darko is clearly carrying a Bren light machine gun. In the next shot he is suddenly carrying a rifle again. See more »

Quotes

[from trailer]
Dan: Suppose it'd be inappropriate to ask for leave on the grounds of compassion at this late juncture?
Sam: What grounds would they be then?
Dan: On the grounds that I don't wanna get me head blown off.
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"Kokoda" - Better than expected, But still quite flawed!
10 February 2008 | by dbf1979See all my reviews

While The Mud, The Sickness and the Unsettling Horrors, Of fighting a war in the Papuan Rainforest, Against the seemingly unstopable (Albeit Mis-Represented!) Japanese foe are well captured..The soldiers "Chocos" personalities however?, Are not!

The viewer is just not given a lot of background information on these men...Where they came from?, Why they were fighting?..Etc!.., Leaving the viewer not really caring, As to who survives the ordeal.

On top of that, The movie is affected by a slightly heavyhanded bit of Australian Nationalism, Not that's an overly bad thing?, It's just that it's feels 'shoehorned' in, For the occasion of the movie release..ANZAC Day!


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Country:

Australia

Language:

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Release Date:

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Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$2,249,162
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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