Danger Close

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Major Harry Smith (Travis Fimmel) and his company of 108 young and inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers are fighting for their lives in the Battle of Long tan. With 2,500 battle-hardened Viet Cong soldiers closing in, their ammunition running out and casualties mounting, each man searches for the strength to triumph over an uncertain future with honor, decency and courage.

Cast

Travis Fimmel
as Major Harry Smith
Richard Roxburgh
as Brigadier Oliver Jackson
Luke Bracey
as Sergeant Bob Buick
Nicholas Hamilton
as Private Noel Grimes
Lasarus Ratuere
as Corporal Buddy Lea
Alexander England
as Warrant Officer Class 2 Jack Kirby
Daniel Webber
as Private Paul Large
Matt Doran
as Major Noel Ford
Stephen Peacocke
as Second Lieutenant Adrian Roberts
Aaron L. McGrath
as Private Brian Hornung
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  • By turns viscerally exciting and predictably formulaic - and, quite often, both at once - "Danger Close" is an efficiently crafted and consistently involving old-school war movie propelled by matter-of-fact professionalism on both sides of the cameras.

    Nov 8, 2019 | Full Review…

    Joe Leydon

    Variety
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  • Anyone interested in the complexities and controversies surrounding Australia and New Zealand's involvement in Vietnam may find "Danger Close" disappointing. But the movie actually works OK as one long fight scene.

    Nov 8, 2019 | Full Review…
  • If it's not the most character-driven of Australian war movies, it's certainly one of the most intense.

    Aug 7, 2019 | Rating: 4/5 | Full Review…
  • Orchestrated on an impressive scale, the movie nonetheless feels both familiar and diffuse, with thinly sketched variations on a bronzed theme rather than characters...

    Jun 20, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Grippingly depict[s] the intensely subjective experience of violence without centring individual heroes ... what makes it effective is Kriv Stenders' multifaceted approach.

    Dec 10, 2019 | Full Review…
  • Travis Fimmel leads a fresh cast of actors in this story of Australia/New Zealand fighters in Vietnam. Full of heroics with a personal touch.

    Nov 15, 2019 | Rating: 7/10 | Full Review…

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