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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.

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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

Genres:

Action | Drama | War

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

A mispronunciation of the name "Kokoda" has crept into Australian military history and general vocabulary. Australians uniformly pronounce Kokoda as "Kok-oh-duh" but the locals in PNG pronounce it "Kok-uh-duh". 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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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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Official Sites:

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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Кокода See more »

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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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