PG | | Adventure, Drama, History
Two Australian sprinters face the brutal realities of war when they are sent to fight in the Gallipoli campaign in Turkey during World War I.
Producers advertised for four hundred skilled male horse riders for the movie, yet only two hundred turned up for shooting. The remaining two hundred horse riders in the movie were women, dressed to look like men.
What are your legs?
Archy Hamilton: Springs. Steel springs.
Jack: What are they going to do?
Archy Hamilton: Hurl me down the track.
Jack: How fast can you run?
Archy Hamilton: As fast as a leopard.
Jack: How fast are you going to run?
Archy Hamilton: As fast as a leopard!
Jack: Then let's see you do it!
In the movie it is stated that a person had to be 21 years old to enlist. According to the Australian War Memorial website for enlistment, in 1914 the age requirements were 18-35 years old, and in 1915 the age requirements were 18-45 years old. However, enlisting below the age of 21 required permission from parents or guardian.