The Odd Angry Shot (1979) - Rotten Tomatoes

The Odd Angry Shot (1979)

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In The Odd Angry Shot director Tom Jeffrey provides a cathartic Australian answer to Michael Cimino's The Deer Hunter. Australia's participation in the Vietnam War was as much of an alienating and soul-searching experience for Australians as for Americans, and Jeffrey's frank portrayal of a group of Australian volunteers casts the war in a different light from the perspective of a Cimino or Oliver Stone. The story concerns a corp of Australian elite soldiers -- the Special Air Service troops (the equivalent of the United States' Special Forces group) -- and the elite group's more pragmatic and hopeful attitudes -- whiling away the time in mindless diversions and cracking jokes. Then one of their own is killed and their feelings about the war suddenly change. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

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Cast

John Allen
as Lt. Golonka
Tony Barry
as Black Ronnie
Max Cullen
as Warrant Officer
John Fitzgerald
as Intelligence corporal
Ray Meagher
as Range corporal
Frankie J. Holden
as Spotted soldier
Brian Evis
as Mayberry
Joy Westmore
as Bill's mum
Chuck McKinney
as 1st Marine
Brian Wenzel
as Bill's Dad
Sharon Higgins
as Bill's Girl
Sarah Lee
as Bar Girl
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A flavorful movie with stout performances and a distinct cultural atmosphere to help it maneuver through a few passages of stagnant storytelling.

August 29, 2013 | Rating: B | Full Review…

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