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The Screen Guide

Based on a true and epic story about men and horses and water. The film begins in 1917 when the British campaign in Palestine is stalemated. Focusing on four men in the Australian Light Horse Regiment involved in the battle, the film reaches a climax with the last great cavalry charge in history when 800 Australian lighthorsemen obey the seemingly impossible order to charge against Turkish troops who are formidably supported by machine guns, artillery and aircraft.

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Crew

Director
Simon Wincer
Writers
Ian Jones
Producer
Ian Jones  Simon Wincer
Executive Producers
Antony I. Ginnane
Dir. of Photography
Dean Semler
Editor
Peter Burgess  Adrian Carr
Production Designer
Bernard Hides

Cast

Gary Sweet - John Walton - Tony Bonner - Sigrid Thornton - Anthony Andrews - Jon Blake

Production Details

Production Completion
1987
Production Company
Picture Show Productions  RKO Pictures

Sales

Australian Sales
IFM World Releasing Inc
International Sales
RKO Pictures

Selected Awards & Festivals

  • Houston International Film and Video Festival
    (1988)
  • Australian Cinematographers Society Awards National
    (1988)
  • Australian Film Institute
    (1988)