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Beneath Hill 60 (2010)

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In 1916, the 1st Australian Tunnelling Company is tunneling beneath German fortifications and bunkers to detonate massive explosive charges.

Director:

Jeremy Sims (as Jeremy Hartley Sims)

Writer:

David Roach
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Cowell ... Oliver Woodward
Alan Dukes ... Jim Sneddon
Alex Thompson Alex Thompson ... Walter Sneddon
Harrison Gilbertson ... Frank Tiffin
Duncan Young Duncan Young ... Tom Dwyer
Steve Le Marquand ... Bill Fraser
Gyton Grantley ... Norman Morris
Warwick Young ... Percy Marsden
Mark Coles Smith ... Billy Bacon
Martin Thomas ... Ginger O'Donnell
Oliver Leimbach Oliver Leimbach ... Screaming Soldier
Anthony Hayes ... William McBride
Leon Ford ... Lt. Robert Clayton
Fletcher Illidge Fletcher Illidge ... Colin Waddell
Morgan Illidge Morgan Illidge ... Gordon Waddell
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Storyline

The extraordinary true story of Oliver Woodward. It's 1916 and Woodward must tear himself from his new young love to go to the mud and carnage of the Western Front. Deep beneath the German lines. Woodward and his secret platoon of Australian tunnelers fight to defend a leaking, labyrinthine tunnel system packed with enough high explosives to change the course of the War. Written by David Roach

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Drama | History | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for some war and violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The movie character of William McBride shares a name with the subject of a famous song by Eric Bogle entitled "Green Fields of France" or "Willie McBride", written in 1976 as Bogle visited a WWI gravesite and reflected on the war. The first line of the song is "oh how do you do, young Willie McBride". The song has been covered by multiple artists, notably Dropkick Murphys. See more »

Goofs

When Oliver Woodward arrives on the Western Front in 1916, it is a sea of mud with continual rain. In reality, his unit arrived in May - springtime - and the weather was sunny and bright. When Woodward leads the raid to blow up a German machine-gun nest, it is a sea of mud the whole way. But in reality, the raid took place on June 11, just before the start of summer. See more »

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Referenced in Top Gear Australia: Episode #2.8 (2009) See more »

Soundtracks

Mademoiselle from Armentieres
(uncredited)
Tune - traditional; source of English lyrics unknown
Sung by Australian soldiers with modified bawdy lyrics
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better than I expected
5 May 2010 | by RR1107See all my reviews

There are many war films, but some stand out. This is definitely one of them.

The story builds slowly in the first part of the film, and we get an insight into the main characters and the conditions they had to endure. The latter part develops further as they head towards the Battle of Messines Ridge.

The battle scenes were made as realistic as possible, intermingled with flashbacks to Capt. Woodwards life back home, and the circumstances surrounding his enlistment into the mining battalion.

An outstanding movie....!


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Country:

Australia

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

15 April 2010 (Australia) See more »

Also Known As:

Beneath Hill 60 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

AUD8,140,500 (estimated)

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,440,939
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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