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The Lighthorsemen (1987)

The Lighthorsemen




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Four gallant men of the Australian Light Horse Regiment are thrust into the last great cavalry charge when the British campaign in Palestine becomes stalemated in 1917. In a desperate attempt to aid the Allies' cause, 800 young Australian horsemen set off against gunfire and insurmountable odds in a last ditch attempt to save the attacking British soldiers from imminent annihilation by the Turco-German Army.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Ian Jones, Simon Wincer
In Theaters:
RKO Radio Pictures


Jon Blake
as Scotty
Peter Phelps
as Dave Mitchell
Tony Bonner
as Col. Murray Bourchie...
Bill Kerr
as Gen. Sir Harry Chauv...
Anthony Andrews
as Maj. Meinertzhagen
Jerome Anthony Hawki...
as Gen. Sir Edmund Alle...
Gerard Kennedy
as Ismet Bey
Shane Briant
as Reichert
Ralph Cotterill
as Von Kressenstein
John Heywood
as Mr. Mitchell
Di O'Connor
as Mrs. Mitchell
Grant Piro
as Charlie
Patrick Frost
as Sgt. Ted Seager
Graham Dow
as Hodgson
James Wright
as Fitzgerald
Scott Bradley
as Lt. Burton
Peter Merrill
as Young German Officer
Nick Waters
as Lighthorse Sgt.
John Larking
as Station Master
Matthew Randell
as British Sgt.
Peter Douglas
as Cockney Lance Corp.
Jay Willoughby
as Farrier Sgt.
Iain Strutt
as Armourer Sgt.
David Sandler
as Dying Turk
Michael Kitscke
as Trooper at Ruins
John Kelly
as British Major
Stephen Crockett
as Chauvel's Aide
Tony Mack
as Allenby's Sigs Offic...
Bill Stacey
as German Artillery Off...
David Bracks
as Turkish Range Finder
Simon Palomares
as Turkish Officer
Mark Pretti
as Ambulance Driver
Robert Simper
as German Trench Office...
Steve Bastoni
as Turkish Demolition S...
Jason Dunn
as Trooper in Demolitio...
Terry Brittingham
as Ambulance Officer
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All Critics (10) | Top Critics (5)

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Sun-Times
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Washington Post
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Creaky Australian WWI saga doesn't improve with age.

Full Review… | March 23, 2011

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