Jack Cunningham was an HS basketball phenom who walked away from the game, forfeiting his future. Years later, when he reluctantly accepts a coaching job at his alma mater, he may get one last shot at redemption.
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.
Consummate con man Roy Courtnay has set his sights on his latest mark: the recently widowed Betty McLeish, worth millions. But this time, what should have been a simple swindle escalates into a cat-and-mouse game with the ultimate stakes.
The 105mm artillery support that provided the danger close fire mission mentioned in this film on Operation Abilene was not from the US Army but from the 161st Battery Royal New Zealand Artillery. This same unit is also featured in the 2019 film, "Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan", which features a battle that took place 4 months later in the same province during 1966, against the same 274th and 275th North Vietnamese Army Regiments as this film. See more »
From photos and clips, all show A1C WILLIAM H. PITSENBARGER with 3 stripes. In 1966 at the time of his death, 3 stripes was the rank of Airman First Class (A1C), the rank of Sergeant did not exist in the Air Force and the next higher rank with 4 stripes was Staff Sergeant. In 1967, the next year, the Air Force changed the enlisted rank system so that 1 stripe was Airman Second Class (A2C), 2 stripes was Airman First Class (A1C) and 3 stripes was Sergeant.Sergeant. See more »