icon Film Profile: Gallipoli - (1981)
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7.0/10 Stars
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3.5/10 Stars
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"From a place you've never heard of, comes a story you'll never forget."


  • Director: Peter Weir
  • Genre: Art House & International, Drama,
  • Studio: R & R Films
  • Subtitled | Widescreen | Duration: 130 Mins

Although its ultimate location is the Dardanelles front during the First World War, this landmark in the emergence of Australian cinema steers between overt pacifism and Anzac pride to focus on the spirit of competition and camaraderie that underpins the national character. Peter Weir refuses to shirk the issue of imperial troops fighting European battles and admirably conveys the chaos and waste of warfare by pointedly contrasting the warren-like trenches with the sunlit acres of the opening scenes. But his interest clearly lies in the specific response to the situation of zealous sprinter Mark Lee and his cynical buddy, Mel Gibson.
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Cast List:
Frank Dunne : Mel Gibson
Archy Hamilton : Mark Lee (1)
Major Barton : Bill Hunter
Uncle Jack : Bill Kerr
Billy Lewis : Robert Grubb
Barney Wilson : Tim McKenzie
"Snowy" : David Argue
Wallace Hamilton : Ron Graham
Les McCann : Harold Hopkins
Zac : Charles Yunupingu
Stockman : Heath Harris
Rose Hamilton : Gerda Nicolson
Official : Reg Evans
Official : Jack Giddy
Announcer : Dane Peterson
Recruiting officer : Paul Linkson
Waitress : Jenny Lovell
Billy Snakeskin : Steve Dodd
Stumpy : Harold Baigent
Mary : Robyn Galwey
Lionel : Don Quin
Laura : Phyllis Burford
Gran : Marjorie Irving
Dan Dunne : John Murphy
Lieutenant Gray : Peter Ford
Anne Barton : Diane Chamberlain
Army Doctor : Ian Govett
Sergeant Sayers : Geoff Parry

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