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.

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By:
Written By: Ian Jones, Simon Wincer
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as Scotty

as Dave Mitchell

as Col. Murray Bourchie...

as Gen. Sir Harry Chauv...

as Maj. Meinertzhagen

as Gen. Sir Edmund Alle...

as Ismet Bey

as Reichert

as Von Kressenstein

as Mr. Mitchell

as Mrs. Mitchell

as Charlie

as Sgt. Ted Seager

as Hodgson

as Fitzgerald

as Lt. Burton

as Young German Officer

as Lighthorse Sgt.

as Station Master

as British Sgt.

as Cockney Lance Corp.

as Farrier Sgt.

as Armourer Sgt.

as Dying Turk

as Trooper at Ruins

as British Major

as Chauvel's Aide

as Allenby's Sigs Offic...

as German Artillery Off...

as Turkish Range Finder

as Turkish Officer

as Ambulance Driver

as German Trench Office...

as Turkish Demolition S...

as Trooper in Demolitio...

as Ambulance Officer
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Critic Reviews for The Lighthorsemen

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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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