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The Screen Guide

At the height of the Boer War three members of the Bushveldt Carbineers are court-martialled on charges of murdering Boer prisoners and a German missionary. The action - designed to make them 'an example' - is politically motivated and the proceedings strongly in favour of the prosecution. A gripping story of injustice. Based on the play by Kenneth Ross.

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Cast & Crew & Production Details

Edward Woodward - Jack Thompson - John Waters - Bryan Brown - Charles Tingwell - Terence Donovan - Lewis Fitz-Gerald - Alan Cassell - Ray Meagher - Rod Mullinar - Vincent Ball - Frank Wilson - Chris Haywood
Production Completion Date
Drama, History and national identity
Production Company
South Australian Film Corporation
International Sales
Daro Film Distribution GmbH  Southern Star International Pty Ltd
Theatrical release
1979/12/31 (Norway)
1980/05/16 (Australia)
TV release
1984/02/19 (United Kingdom)
1985/02/17 (Australia)
Online release
2013/01/01 (Australia)
Video release
1982/04/15 (Australia)
Cable/Sat release
1983/12/17 (United States)
1988/10/31 (United Kingdom)
1990/06/12 (Germany)
1994/06/05 (Hong Kong)
1997/08/18 (Australia)

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