All Genres: War, Drama
Release Year: 1987
Director: Simon Wincer
Writing by: Ian Jones – writer
Produced by: Jan Bladier – associate producer
Antony I. Ginnane – executive producer
Ian Jones – producer
David Lee – associate producer
Simon Wincer – producer
Cast: Peter Phelps – Dave Mitchell
Nick Waters – Lighthorse Sergeant
John Larking – Station Master
John Heywood – Dave's Dad
Di O'Connor – Dave's Mum
Shane Briant – Reichert
Ralph Cotterill – Gen. Friedrich von Kressenstein
Bill Kerr – Gen. Sir Harry Chauvel
Grant Piro – Charlie
Tony Bonner – Col. Murray Bourchier
Serge Lazareff – Rankin
Music: Mario Millo
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Plot Outline: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba…
Plot: Palestine, 1917. The British advance has been stopped by the Turkish line running from Gaza to Beersheba. The latest attack on Gaza has failed. The attacking forces included a regiment of Australian mounted infantry, the Light Horse… Lighthorseman Frank is wounded in a skirmish with Bedouin. He is replaced by a young soldier, Dave, who proves to be a crack shot, but reluctant to fire at the enemy. Dave proves himself during a German biplane attack. Recuperating in hospital, he meets a sympathetic nurse, Anne… The regiment is called upon for a bold flanking attack on Beersheba. But how do you convince the Turks the main attack will come at Gaza? And how do you attack across a desert without water?
Movie Quotes: Dave: Hey, Scotty, you're not Scotch, are you?
Dave: Then, why do they call you Scotty?
Scotty: Cause I'm Irish.
Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
There is a dedication to Dar Robinson, a stuntman who died in a motorbike accident as Lethal Weapon was in Post-Production.
Goofs: We know about 40 goofs. Here comes one of them:
Continuity: When Amanda Hunsaker is falling, she looks like she is going to hit the windscreen of the car, and yet ends up in the middle of the roof.
Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:
- Lead Actor Jon Blake was injured in a car accident near Nectar Brook, South Australia after shooting had wrapped on the last day of filming, 1 December 1986.