Unrated | | Action, Comedy, War
In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.
Graham Kennedy once said of production filming on this movie: "Having to run, fall, crawl in the mud, with a rifle and a heavy pack on my back, is not what I'm used to...[stating that he is]...a rather lazy person with a fondness for creature comforts, like good food and wine...Added to that, for the last twenty-two years, I've lived the night-time television life - bed at 3 am and up at noon. During filming, I got up at 5 am and was usually sound asleep by 9 o'clock at night. I was completely exhausted for the entire shoot".
It's the poor man, the shit-shoveler with the arse out of his pants and two bob in his pocket that makes Australia. Every time trouble starts, there he is, standing like a fool at the recruiting office with his hand out for a rifle, while the rich ...
When notice of their leave is posted, the PA mentions Newcombe and Orantes. These are two tennis players: John Newcombe of Australia and Manuel Orantes of Spain. Newcombe and Orantes only played each other once - in 1973 (which was after the Australians had withdrawn from Vietnam and long after the SAS had withdrawn - October 1971). During their careers, Newcombe won 7 grand slams, whilst Orantes won one.
AUD 600,000 (estimated)
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