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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

Cast
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
1979
Genre
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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