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Gallipoli Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

The first of two consecutive films to see director Peter Weir team with Mel Gibson (the other being Mel Gibson), Gallipoli follows two idealistic young friends, Frank (Gibson) and Archy (Mark Lee), who join the Australian army during World War I and fight the doomed Battle of Gallipoli in Turkey. The first half of the film documents the lives of the young men in Australia, detailing their personalities and beliefs. The second half of the movie chronicles the ill-fated and ill-planned battle, where the Australian and New Zealand Army Corps is hopelessly outmatched by the enemy forces. Gallipoli was the recipient of eight prizes at the 1981 Australian Film Institute Awards. ~ Matthew Tobey, Rovi

  • Release date:August 28, 1981

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Australian Film Institute Awards Mel Gibson Best Actor 1981 Winner

Cast

Mel Gibson
as Frank Dunne
Harold Hopkins
as Les McCann
Ronny Graham
as Wallace Hamilton
Stan Green
as Sgt. Major
Robert Grubb
as Billy
Heath Harris
as Stockman
Graham Dow
as Gen. Gardner
David Argue
as Snowy
Bill Hunter
as Maj. Barton
Bill Kerr
as Jack
Jenny Lovell
as Waitress
Tim McKenzie
as Barney
Gerda Nicolson
as Rose Hamilton
Paul Sonkkila
as Sniper
Max Wearing
as Col. White
Charles Yunupingu
as Zac
Harold Baigent
as Camel Driver
Reg Evans
as Official
Jack Giddy
as Official
Dane Peterson
as Announcer
Paul Linkson
as Recruiting Officer
Steve Dodd
as Billy Snakeskin
Phyllis Burford
as Laura
Geoff Parry
as Sgt. Sayers
Moshe Kedem
as Egyptian Shopkeeper
Don Barker
as N.C.O. at Ball
Harold Baigent
as Camel Driver
Geoff Parry
as Sgt. Sayers
Reg Evans
as Official
Phyllis Burford
as Laura
Steve Dodd
as Billy Snakeskin
Moshe Kedem
as Egyptian Shopkeeper
Paul Linkson
as Recruiting Officer
Dane Peterson
as Announcer
Jack Giddy
as Official

Crew

Peter Weir
Director
Ben Gannon
Producer
Robert Stigwood
Producer
Patricia Lovell
Producer
Ernest Raymond
Book Author
David Williamson
Screenwriter
Peter Weir
Screen Story
Peter Weir
Screenwriter
Russell Boyd
Cinematographer
Brian May
Composer (Music Score)
Wendy Stites
Production Designer
Wendy Weir
Production Designer
Herbert Pinter
Art Director
Francis O'Brien
Executive Producer
Terry Ryan
Costume Designer
Mont Fieguth
Special Effects
Mark Egerton
First Assistant Director
John Seale
Camera Operator
Su Armstrong
Production Manager
Alison Barrett
Casting
Judy Lovell
Makeup
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