Gallipoli (1981)

Ending / spoiler

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The final battle seems one-sided to the Turks, because the Australian Groups are getting killed before they reach ten-feet of the Turks trench. Archy (Lee) is in the next group to attack. Maj. Barton (Hunter) sends Frank (Gibson) to Gen. Gardener to try and stop the next wave of the attack. The General decides to stop the attack, but Maj. Barton blows the whistle for attack before Frank could deliver the message. Frank falls down screaming, as Archy runs as fast as he can towards the trench and gets shot.

jezzy t

Factual error: Frank, Archie and Snowy are all rural boys from New South Wales, but they all play Australian Rules football expertly. In 1915 Australian Rules was almost unknown outside of Melbourne. In a time before television or film they wouldn't even know what the ball looked like. In fact the game was only established in Sydney in the 1980s, and is still not terribly popular there. There is no way that three people from New South Wales would know how to play the game in 1915, let alone with such skill.

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Archy Hamilton: I'll see you when I see you.
Frank Dunne: Yeah. Not if I see you first.

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Trivia: Australian playwright David Williamson makes a cameo as the tall player in the opposing team in the football match held near the Pyramids in Egypt.

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