Terribly underrated, and generally unknown in the US. Although the filmdeals with Australian troops in Viet Nam, this could very easily have beenany of the US units. Any of us who served on the ground there willrecognizethese men as buddies we knew. The combat sequences in this film are amongthe best ever filmed, and until "Platoon" came along, it was one of thefewfilms that portrayed the combat experience in Viet Nam as it really was.Like "84 Charlie MoPic", it's a small film that tells a large storywithoutbeating you over the head with its message. When people ask me which arethebest films about that endless mess in Viet Nam, this is one of the firstfilms I refer them to (along with "MoPic"). My VHS copy is just about wornout; I never tire of its grim humor and honest story. (USMC, Viet Nam67-69)
The Odd Angry Shot (1979) 1080p YIFY Movie
The Odd Angry Shot (1979) 1080p
In between drinking cans of Fosters beer, Australian soldiers tread on a few landmines, and generally experience the war in Vietnam.
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A group of Australian SAS regiment soldiers are deployed to Vietnam around 1967/8 and encounter the realities of war, from the numbing boredom of camp life and long range patrols, raids and ambushes where nothing happens, to the the terror of enduring mortar barrages from an unseen enemy. Men die and are crippled in combat by firefights and booby traps, soldiers kill and capture the enemy, gather intelligence and retake ground only to cede it again whilst battling against the bureaucracy and obstinacy of the conventional military hierarchy. In the end they return to civilization, forever changed by their experiences but glad to return to the life they once knew.
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Reviewed byoldskibum2Vote: /10
A really well constructed Australian film, that accurately portrays theVietnam 'feeling' in this country. Best described as a sad thought provokingwork, with some excellent and funny performances by the skilledcast.A low budget film that 'over achieves' its message.
This is one of my all time favourite films. It is starting to show itsage, but only a little.
This was one of the first films to come out detailing the soldiersexperiences of Vietnam. It was filmed in 1979 when many of the scars ofVietnam were still fresh and well before the word Vietnam becamepopular with society again.
Its not a story of heroics or fighting against the odds, its simply anAustralian story of mateship. The humour and language is uniquelyAustralian so it may be a little unfathomable to our overseas friendsat times :) Basically its the story of a 12 month tour of duty by asmall team of SAS personnel. Unlike regular Australian troops or USTroops, the SAS would deploy deep into the jungle for weeks at a timein small teams of 4 or 5. Alone and cutoff, they were he eyes and earsof the Australian Task Force in the Phouc Tuy province. It took aspecial kind of man to operate in an environment like that.
The movie shows the interaction, the good natured bantering and jibesbetween them and above all the deep unspoken bond between them all.
Its not a traditional war movie, so don't go expecting heroic bayonetcharges, or savage last stands etc Don't go looking for historicalbattles and events.
Just appreciate it for what it is, a story about a few blokes, a fewbeers, a few laughs and a few tears.