'Breaker' Morant (1980)
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as Lt. Harry 'Breaker' Morant
as Maj. J.F. Thomas
as Lt. Peter Handcock
as Maj. Charles Bolton
as Lt. George Witton
as Capt. Alfred Taylor
as Lt. Col. Denny
as Lt. Ian `Johnny' Hamilton
as Dr. Johnson
as Capt. Simon Hunt
as Christiaan Botha
as Lord Kitchener
as Mrs. Shiels
as Sgt Major Drummond
as Mrs. Mrs. Vanderberg
as Captain Robertson
as B/M Thomas
as Captain Nicholson
as Scots Sentry
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Critic Reviews for 'Breaker' Morant
Based on a true story but playing like a close cousin to Stanley Kubrick's 1957 masterpiece Paths of Glory.
Memorable Aussie epic with Edward Woodward particularly good.
Excellent anti-war flick from Austrailian "new wave"
Audience Reviews for 'Breaker' Morant
Zulu. The Man Who Would Be King. Breaker Morant. I just love jingoism!
At the beginning of the 20th century 3 Aussie soldiers are court-martialed for killing 6 Boers in South Africa, only the game is rigged. An ugly tale of military necessities versus political necessities made real by rich performances.
Checking out the movies inspired from real events, I came across this one. Especially interested in crime genre movies based on true events, I just couldn't overlook this. An IMDb rating of 8/10 (at the time when this is been written) only added to my eagerness to check it out. It was like any other courtroom drama (here it's court-martial). Nevertheless, it was worth a watch. It depicts how some brave lieutenants are used as scapegoats in order to seek peace!!! The case was presented marvelously & it was intriguing to see how the relatively inexperienced lawyer of the accused defends them. However, one can easily deduct that the outcome of the case was already decided upon before even the case has started. The movie was handled excellently; it was interesting thoroughly for what could otherwise have been a boring predictable docudrama. All the actors play their part quite impressively. If you're a fan of movies based on true events, you might like to check this out. It's not too great, but is worth a shot.
'Breaker' Morant Quotes
|Lt. Peter Hancock:||A slice off a cut loaf's not missed.|
|Lt. Harry Morant:||We were on the veldt, fighting the Boer!|
|Lt. Harry Morant:||shoot straight you bastards don't make a mess of it|
|Lt. Harry Morant:||Shoot straight, you bastards! Don't make a mess of it!|