Factual error: Mel Gibson and Mark Lee leave their jobs working on the Pichi Richi Railway (north of Adelaide) to join the Australian Light Horse Brigade (about to sail to Turkey from Perth in 1914). To do this, we see them travel over 1000 miles across the Nullarbor Plain by train. But the tracks were not laid until 1927.
Ending / spoiler
Directed by: Peter Weir
Starring: Mel Gibson, Mark Lee, Bill Kerr, Charles Lathalu Yunipingu, Harold Hopkins
The final battle seems one-sided to the Turks, because the Australian Groups are getting killed before they reach ten-feet of the Turks trench. Archy (Lee) is in the next group to attack. Maj. Barton (Hunter) sends Frank (Gibson) to Gen. Gardener to try and stop the next wave of the attack. The General decides to stop the attack, but Maj. Barton blows the whistle for attack before Frank could deliver the message. Frank falls down screaming, as Archy runs as fast as he can towards the trench and gets shot.
Army Doctor: Teeth aren't all that good.
Snowy: Supposed to shoot the enemy mate, not bite them.
Trivia: Australian playwright David Williamson makes a cameo as the tall player in the opposing team in the football match held near the Pyramids in Egypt.
Join the mailing list
Separate from membership, this is to get updates about mistakes in recent releases. Addresses are not passed on to any third party, and are used solely for direct communication from this site. You can unsubscribe at any time.Check out the mistake & trivia books, on Kindle and in paperback.