PG | | Drama, History, War
Three Australian lieutenants are court martialed for executing prisoners as a way of deflecting attention from war crimes committed by their superior officers.
Winning ten Australian Film Institute Awards, this was the first Australian film to win AFI Awards totaling double digits.
Peter Handcock: See you in hell, mate!
Harry Morant: Goodbye, George.
George Wittow: Why did they do this to us, Harry? Why?
Harry Morant: They have to apologize for their damned war. They're trying to end it now, so they need scapegoats.
George Wittow: HARRY! PETER!
Harry Morant: George! We're scapegoats to the bloody ...
In the closeup of a soldier's finger pulling the trigger of his Enfield rifle during Lt Morant's explanation of "Rule 303" to the court, the rifle stays absolutely still when the shot goes off. In actuality, a high-powered rifle like the .303-caliber Enfield would "jump" noticeably at the instant of firing.
Introducing Lewis Fitz-Gerald as George Witton
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