Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

2019, War/History, 1h 58m

35 Reviews 100+ Ratings

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Danger Close is problematic as a history lesson, but still offers viewers an involving look at life in the trenches of a real-life conflict. Read critic reviews

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Australian and New Zealand soldiers face overwhelming odds as they fight for their lives during the Battle of Long Tan in Vietnam.

Cast & Crew

Travis Fimmel
Major Harry Smith
Luke Bracey
Sergeant Bob Buick
Daniel Webber
Private Paul Large
Richard Roxburgh
Brigadier David Jackson
Nicholas Hamilton
Private Noel Grimes
Matt Doran
Major Noel Ford
Stephen Peacocke
Lieutenant Adrian Roberts
Myles Pollard
Flight Lieutenant Frank Riley
Uli Latukefu
Bombardier Ray Ngatai
Anthony Hayes
Lieutenant Colonel Colin Townsend
Sam Parsonson
Lieutenant David Sabben
Alexander England
CSM Jack Kirby
Lasarus Ratuere
Corporal Buddy Lea
Sean Lynch
Sergeant Paddy Todd
Aaron Glenane
Captain Morrie Stanley
Mojean Aria
Second Lieutenant Gordon Sharp
Travis Jeffery
Second Lieutenant Geoff Kendal
Stuart Beattie
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Ben Nott
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Audience Reviews for Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan

  • Jun 14, 2020
    Danger Close is not a bad film and finally provides a reasonable budget for an Australian war film. Kokoda had the atmosphere but struggled with its light budget. The issue with Danger Close is the made for television filmmaking style and it lacks that independent director style. I'll unfairly compare it to something like Platoon and Full Metal Jacket, but the filmmakers created something unique. This tends to be my issue with Australian films with substantial budgets. This needed to be unique and a filmmaker with a distinct style to try and break the mould of generic storytelling. This is a simple and easily accessible without anything to separate it from the standard Hollywood war films. Kriv Stenders probably wasn't the ideal choice for this film. 13/06/2020
    Brendan O Super Reviewer
  • Jan 01, 2020
    I don't at all dislike War films, but they're also not of a genre that is particularly close to my heart. Danger Close didn't do anything for me that changed that, but, if you're a fan, and are interested in the ever-elusive "Anything other than the Yanks in WWII/Vietnam or the Brits in WWI/WWII", you could do a lot worse than give Danger Close a chance, but if you're looking for strong characterisation, you could do better too.
    Gimly M Super Reviewer

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