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Old 24-04-19, 17:33
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Default Upcoming movie: Danger Close-The Battle for Long Tan

New movie coming out late summer, Travis Fimmel of Vikings fame plays one of the Anzac soldiers who on that fateful day in August 1966, chased a Vietnamese patrol into the rubber plantation of Long Tan and all hell broke loose

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Looks good, trailer online now
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Old 25-04-19, 04:40
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My father in law, Dave Hayward, ex Vietnam, has already published a book (fiction based on fact) called "Danger Close"
It can be found on Amazon.
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Old 25-04-19, 06:31
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You don't realise how many books and movies there are titled "Danger Close" until you actually do an internet search.
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Old 25-04-19, 07:23
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That is so very true, there was a great highly stylized documentary about the Battle of Long Tan, with plenty of interviews with the actual soldiers who fought there, hopefully this movie will gain wide release and not be relegated to relative obscurity like other great movies like "The Crater"
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Old 27-04-19, 08:25
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I hope the movie poster is not an indicator of content: since when does a flat-ish rubber plantation look like an open hill with palms in the background?

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Old 29-04-19, 03:45
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Hang on Mike!!! We must stay positive!! Nobody else is offering us a up a Vietnam movie this year so far and especially not an ANZAC Vietnam movie!! Come on movie gods, if not "The Longest Day" or "A Bridge Too Far" At least give us a "Hamburger Hill" !!!

https://youtu.be/AyUqZLwOo2Y

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Old 29-04-19, 03:52
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True, and I'm sure it will be instructive.

The producers/directors should be able to get it right: they have had plenty of help from well qualified people from the little I have heard about it.

Very interesting short: looking pretty good. Pity the M16 is not an M16A1, but that would just be picky,picky, picky!!

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Old 22-08-19, 18:33
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did you go see it Ryan? Was it awesome?
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