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Gallipoli (1981) Movie Information

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Gallipoli (1981)
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Overall Rank:

1028

Avg. Rating:

2.98/4

# of Ratings:

84

Genres:

Drama, Historical

Rating:

PG

Language:

English

Theater Date:

08/28/1981

Director:

Peter Weir

Actors:

Mel Gibson
Mark Lee
Bill Kerr
Harold Hopkins
Charles Lathalu Yunipingli
Heath Harris

 

 

 

 

Plot Outline:

Follows a group of young Australian men as they live their various lives behind in order to fight in WWI. The men are sent to Gallipoli where they will face the might of the Turkish army. -- Chris Kavan

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mitchellyoung 12/10/2011 (0 of 0 found this helpful)

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Peter Weir's war film has an old-school, classic adventure film feel to much of it, akin to the better moments of Casablanca or the African Queen. The film falters in the middle, when some of the coming-of-age material is bogged down by poor pacing, but it rises again by the end, when Weir skillfully recreates the intense battle of Gallipoli.

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"Gallipoli" by Yojimbo

A small town Australian runner decides to join up for WWI and fight for King and country in the company of streetwise competitor Mel Gibson, but they inevitably find that war is not all glory and derring do. Directed by the largely under-rated Peter Weir, Gallipoli is not your typical war film. The fact that the combatants are the pragmatic and down to earth Aussies who seem never to lose their sense of humour makes for a different spin in itself, and the fact that the fateful battle is so absurdly-and tragically-shortlived means that much of the film is male bonding and fun and games, set to some beautifully photographed backdrops, from the vast expanses of the outback, to the pyramids of Egypt through to the beaches of Turkey. How ill prepared these boys were is summed up by the amusing...

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