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Tom Jeffrey's classic Australian film, THE ODD ANGRY SHOT, is set in the late 1960s during the brutal war Australians shared with the United States: the struggle for Vietnam. Harry (Graham Kennedy), a hard-edged Special Air Service Corporal, meets a new company of soldiers during his second tour in Vietnam. There's the naïve Bill (John Jarratt), the easy-going Bung (John Hargreaves), the blunt Rogers (Bryan Brown), the pragmatic Dawson (Graeme Blundell), and the youthful and innocent Scott (Ian Gilmour). Because of their training as professional soldiers from Australia's toughest Army unit, these men believe they can deal with any situation. They pass the time playing practical jokes, getting into drunken brawls and humoring themselves to keep their minds off the war. But, when the first odd angry shot rings out, and an enemy mortar barrage hits their camp causing many casualties, the men realize their protective shield of humor is no defense at all against the harsh realities of armed combat.
Great movie and it was ahead of its time when it was made.Published 2 months ago by Charles Edward oliver
Best small unit dismounted patrolling scenes I've seen in a movie. Extremely accurate. Well acted and funny. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Cromag
An interesting perspective from the Australian point of view, about their own involvement in The War in Vietnam. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Bruce Parker
This is not an action war movie, although there is death (from what we call combat, and what the Australians here call, with their trademark understated humor, "the odd... Read morePublished 7 months ago by St. Leigh in Summer
One of the finest, and most honest movies about the Vietnam War.
The Script was written by William Nagle (Bill in the actual movie). Read more
This movie harps been around for years. It is one of the few on Australian SAS ops in Viet Nam. People forget that this was was a SEATO mission, including troops,from South Korea,... Read morePublished 10 months ago by wpapac
My wife is an Australian living in the States and this movie makes her homesick!Published 13 months ago by Katharine Carr