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
Action & Adventure , Comedy , Drama
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Bryan Brown
as Rogers
Ian Gilmour
as Scott
John Allen
as Lt. Golonka
Brandon Burke
as Isaacs
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
Roger Newcombe
as Clifford
Brian Evis
as Mayberry
Chuck McKinney
as 1st Marine
Joy Westmore
as Bill's mum
Brian Wenzel
as Bill's Dad
Freddie Paris
as Marine
Sharon Higgins
as Bill's Girl
Sarah Lee
as Bar Girl
John Allen
as Lt. Golonka
Sharon Higgins
as Bill's Girl
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Critic Reviews for The Odd Angry Shot

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Full Review… | March 25, 2009
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Full Review… | January 25, 2006
Time Out
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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.

Full Review… | August 29, 2013

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Full Review… | October 17, 2008
Urban Cinefile

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November 1, 2005

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October 7, 2005
International Press Academy

Audience Reviews for The Odd Angry Shot


This is simply the most realistic Viet Nam era war movie ever made. It is a testament to the Aussie warrior-class and their abilities. The jungle patrols and personal interactions depicted were spot on!

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