Monday, July 08, 2019

"Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan"

The new Viet Nam war movie, "Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan", based on a true story, directed by Kriv Stenders, stars Travis Fimmel ("Vikings") as 'Major Harry Smith', opening August 8, 2019:

"...August 1966, in a Vietnamese rubber plantation called 'Long Tan', 108 young and mostly inexperienced Australian and New Zealand soldiers...

"...fight for their lives against 2500 North Vietnamese and Viet Cong soldiers..."

Cast also includes Daniel Webber as 'Private Paul Large', Luke Bracey as 'Sergeant Bob Buick', Richard Roxburgh as 'Brigadier David Jackson', Nicholas Hamilton as 'Private Noel Grimes', Matt Doran as 'Major Noel Ford', Stephen Peacocke as 'Lieutenant Adrian Roberts', Myles Pollard as 'Flight Lieutenant Frank Riley', Uli Latukefu as 'Bombadier 'Ray Ngatai', Anthony Hayes as 'Lieutenant Colonel Colin Townsend', Sam Parsonson as 'Lieutenant David Sabben', Alexander England as 'CSM Jack Kirby' and Lasarus Ratuere as 'Corporal Buddy Lea'.

'Soldier' background performers appearing in the film included Australians with combat experience in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Click the images to enlarge and Sneak Peek "Danger Close: The Battle of Long Tan" ...